Rates of Pay and Allowances

Position Descriptions are available for State election positions and Local Government election positions 

Pay Rates - these pay rates apply to State and Local Government elections only

On Election Day

Positions Election Day Total Training Fee Meal Allowance Total Fee
(Excluding Superannuation, Phone, Mileage)
Phone Allowance Mileage
Polling Place Manager#
(PPM)

$478.24
 to
$585.75

$151.97

 $27.70

$657.91
to
$765.42

 $20.00

 Y

Deputy Polling Place Manager
(DPPM)

$423.46

$151.97

$27.70

$603.13

   
Declaration Vote Issuing Officer*
(DVIO)

$303.94

$35.07

$27.70

$366.71

   
Election Official*
(EO)

$303.94

$11.69

$27.70

$343.33

   
Part Day Election Official*
(PDEO)

$151.97

$11.69

 

$163.66

   
Council Count Manager* (CCM)

 $164.40

$11.69

$176.09

   
Polling Place Assistant*
(PPA)

 $96.03

 

$96.03

   

The Total Fee includes election day work, election night tasks, material collection and return, polling place setup, meal allowance and satisfactory completion of training requirements as required by the position. A mobile phone allowance is also paid to Polling Place Managers.

# Polling Place Manager fee is dependant upon the size of the polling place.

* A taxable cash allowance is payable in lieu of the superannuation guarantee contribution.

Before or After Election Day

Positions Monday
to
Friday
(hourly)
Saturday
(hourly)
Sunday
(hourly)
Overtime
Monday
to Friday
(1st
2 hours)
Overtime
Monday
to Friday
(Thereafter
hourly)
Overtime
Saturday
(1st
2 hours)
Overtime
Saturday
(Thereafter
hourly)
Overtime
Sunday
(Thereafter
hourly)
Office Assistant (OA)

$23.38

$34.17

$39.57

$32.37 

$43.16

$32.37 

$43.16 

$43.16 

Rates shown above are the hourly rates for work up to 9 hours on any day, without the payment of overtime. Hourly rates are inclusive of loadings which are not payable on overtime.

Overtime rates are paid for work over 9 hours (breaks excluded) on any day.

Meal allowances may be payable for overtime hours worked beyond 6.00pm.

Superannuation choice is offered, where applicable, and in the absence of compliant details the NSWEC will remit contributions to our default fund.

Mileage

Cents per km
Engine Size
Under 1600cc

63

From 1600cc to 2600cc

74

Over 2600cc

75

Entitlement

Polling Place Managers and Deputy Polling Place Managers - Returning Officers may approve the payment of a mileage allowance for attendance at training, travel to and from the polling place and Returning Officer’s office on polling day, where their vehicle is used for work.

Office Assistants - Returning Officers may approve of the payment of a mileage allowance for use of their own vehicle for work eg/ conducting voting at Declared Institutions.

Conditions for use of own vehicle

The mileage allowance is payable on conditions that:

  • Most efficient, practical and less expensive than travel by alternative means;
  • The officer has their own Third party and Comprehensive insurance coverage; and
  • Damage of vehicle not met by NSWEC