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Victoria has entered into a State of Disaster from 2nd August 2020 with stage 4 lockdown restrictions in place for metropolitan Melbourne.

We continue to monitor developments in this difficult time, as they relate to our head office in Melbourne and the wider impact this has on our employees and customers around Australia.

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Meal Entertainment

Temporary measures

In order to support NSW Health employees during the COVID-19 shutdown, NSW Health has decided to allow salary packaging of takeaway and home delivery meals as meal entertainment benefits.

Meal Entertainment: temporary measures

In order to support NSW Health employees during the COVID-19 shutdown, NSW Health has decided to allow salary packaging of takeaway and home delivery meals as meal entertainment benefits.

This is a temporary measure that will only apply for the period 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021.

Under these temporary rules, NSW Health employees can make salary packaging claims for (and/or spend Meal Entertainment Card funds on) costs that relate to takeaway meals (including drive-through), as well as home delivery meals for immediate consumption. It should be noted however that all other standard meal entertainment requirements will still apply - namely:

  • The food and drink cannot be consumed on work premises, or during work hours
  • The food and drink must be obtained from a restaurant, café, club, bistro, caterer, bar or other recognised provider that would ordinarily serve meals for dine-in consumption (under normal non COVID-19 circumstances)
  • The meal must include two or more people (in order to meet the ATO’s requirement that the food and drink have a social or ‘entertainment’ character)
  • The food and drink must be ‘substantial’, i.e. it must have a total cost greater than $15
  • The total amount claimed during the FBT year by each employee must not exceed $2,650

Please note that the home delivery option will not include frozen meal or pre-prepared meal ingredient delivery services.

If you have any questions about how these temporary changes will apply to your circumstances don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Support team.