RETURN TO WORK ACT 2014
Notice of Travel Allowance
Section 33 (8) of the Return to Work Act 2014 (the Act) states that:
If a worker travels in a private vehicle to or from any place for the purpose of receiving medical services, hospitalisation or approved recovery/return to work services, and the travel is reasonably necessary in the circumstances of the case, the worker is entitled to a travel allowance at rates fixed by a scale published by the Minister under this Section.
I DECLARE that the rate for travel allowance in 2017 is hereby fixed for the purposes of Section 33 (8) of the Act at 43.5 cents per kilometre, and this notice supersedes all previous notices of the travel allowance rate published under Section 33 (8) of the Act.
This Notice is effective for travel on or after 1 January 2017.
Dated 6 December 2016.
John Rau, Deputy Premier,
Minister for Industrial Relations