Your penalty rates this holiday season

If your conditions are set by the modern award for our industry (the SCHADS Award) you are entitled to double time and a half for all hours worked on a public holiday.

That means double time and a half for:

  • Friday December 25th Christmas Day – Public Holiday
  • Saturday December 26th Boxing Day – Public Holiday
  • Monday December 28th - Additional public holiday as Boxing Day falls on a Saturday
  • Friday January 1st New Year’s Day – Public Holiday 

What if you're a casual? Do these rates apply to you? 

Yes! If you are a casual working over the Christmas period on these public holidays you should receive double time and a half on the base hourly rate and your casual loading of 25%.