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    Last updated: 12 August 2015
     
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    When in doubt, contact your local Union Office for clarification of rates and allowances.

    Please note:

    (1) A principal musician is the ONLY player of a type of instrument in a band,
    or the lead player of a group of instruments.

    (2) These rates are the minimum and should be used as a guide for negotiation.

    (3) Last rates adjustment date: 1 July 2015


      Casual Live Work Rates Calculator  

    Hours

    Musician

    Accompanying

    Principal

    7.00-10.00

    $137.03

    $144.23

    $160.91

    7.00-10.15

    $154.15

    $162.25

    $181.03

    7.00-10.30

    $171.28

    $180.28

    $201.14

    7.00-10.45

    $188.41

    $198.31

    $221.25

    7.00-11.00

    $205.54

    $216.34

    $241.37

    7.00-11.15

    $222.67

    $234.37

    $261.48

    7.00-11.30

    $239.79

    $252.39

    $281.60

    7.00-11.45

    $256.92

    $270.42

    $301.71

    7.00-12.00

    $274.05

    $288.45

    $321.83

    8.00-11.00

    $137.03

    $144.23

    $160.91

    8.00-11.15

    $154.15

    $162.25

    $181.03

    8.00-11.30

    $171.28

    $180.28

    $201.14

    8.00-11.45

    $188.41

    $198.31

    $221.25

    8.00-12.00

    $205.54

    $216.34

    $241.37

    8.00-12.15

    $228.38

    $240.38

    $268.19

    8.00-12.30

    $251.21

    $264.41

    $295.01

    8.00-12.45

    $274.05

    $288.45

    $321.83

    8.00-1.00

    $296.89

    $312.49

    $348.64

    9.00-12.00

    $137.03

    $144.23

    $160.91

    9.00-12.15

    $159.86

    $168.26

    $187.73

    9.00-12.30

    $182.70

    $192.30

    $214.55

    9.00-12.45

    $205.54

    $216.34

    $241.37

    9.00-1.00

    $228.38

    $240.38

    $268.19

    9.00-1.15

    $251.21

    $264.41

    $295.01

    9.00-1.30

    $274.05

    $288.45

    $321.83

    9.00-1.45

    $296.89

    $312.49

    $348.64

    9.00-2.00

    $319.73

    $336.53

    $375.46



      Call Rates  

    Weekly

    Hour

    Minimum
    3-Hour Call

    Casual

    Hour

    Minimum
    3-Hour Call

    Non-Accompanying

    $36.54

    $109.62

    Non-Accompanying

    $45.68

    $137.03

    Accompanying

    $38.46

    $115.38

    Accompanying

    $48.08

    $144.23

    Principal

    $42.91

    $128.73

    Principal

    $53.64

    $160.91

    Leader

    $52.74

    $158.22

    Leader

    $65.93

    $197.78

    Leader - less than 3 musicians

    $46.55

    $139.65

    Leader - less than 3 musicians

    $58.19

    $174.56


      Allowances & Overtime  

    Time & Half

    after 3 hours

     

    Double Time

    after Midnight, Sundays & Public Holidays


    Doubling (own instrument)

    $15.89

     

    Solo in Orchestra

    $5.35

    Setting up allowance (per call)

    $9.14

     

    Solo Instrumentalist

    17.5% extra

    Meal allowance (per call)

    $13.08

     

    Mileage: (per Km per vehicle)

    $0.78

    Supplying Own Percussion (per week)

    $10.14

     

    Airport Travel Re-imbursement (each way)

    $39.51


    Instrument Upkeep Allowance

    Casual (per Call)

    $1.59

     

    Weekly

    $12.70

    Harp Allowance

    Casual (per Call)

    $4.19

     

    Weekly

    $28.13

    Supplying own Music

    per Call

    $3.06

     

    Weekly

    $9.94


    Touring Allowances
    Meals per Day $ 53.73   Weekly $ 268.58
    Incidentals per Day $ 15.13   Weekly $ 75.77

    Supply of PA system

    Re-imbursement of actual costs (of providing the PA System)

    Accomodation Allowance (where applicable)

    Please contact your local Union branch



      Musicians' Employment in TV Broadcasting  

    Minimum 3 Hour Call Musician Principal Leader Doubling
    Performance $ 105.38 $ 131.73 $ 140.47 $ 26.35
    Rehearsal $ 79.72 $ 99.65 $ 106.27 $ 19.93


      Musicians' Employment in Records for Sale to the Public  

    Minimum 3 Hour Call Musician Principal Leader Doubling
       $ 113.48 $ 141.85 $ 151.27 $ 28.37


      Musicians' Employment in Feature Films, Telemovies, Mini-Series & Documentaries  

    Minimum 3 Hour Call Musician Principal Leader Doubling
       $ 154.52 $ 193.15 $ 205.98 $ 38.63


     

    For more information and clarification on the latest rates,
    please contact your local branch office



     
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