Planning a holiday or event? Salary package the cost!
You may be eligible to salary package the cost of your holiday accommodation or venue hire for a special event.
Who can package holidays and events
You can salary package holiday accommodation or venue hire costs if you work for a:
- private or public not-for-profit hospital
- charity or other not-for-profit organisation
and your employer offers this as part of your workplace benefits program. Contact your employer to find out if this benefit is available to you.
Is there a limit to how much venue hire and holiday accommodation I can package?
Yes. Together with the meal entertainment benefit, you can package up to a cap limit of $2,650 each FBT year.
You may also decide to package venue hire alone. The cap limit of $2,650 still applies each FBT year.
The venue hire cap is in addition to the existing salary packaging cap limit for everyday living expenses (for example, mortgage or rent).
What can I package?
- holiday accommodation
- whether you're travelling locally or overseas, you can pay for the cost of your holiday accommodation using your pre-tax dollars
- venue hire
The accommodation or venue hire you salary package doesn’t have to be business related, is FBT-exempt, and is not included in your salary packaging cap limit - for everyday living expenses.
You could use pre-tax dollars to pay for the hire of a venue or other facilities for special celebrations such as weddings, birthdays or anniversaries for yourself, your spouse - or for your children.
You cannot claim food and beverages under this item. Please see meal entertainment for more information about salary packaging meals.
How to claim holiday and events
It's easy to claim back costs for Venue Hire, simply:
- send us a claim form and
- include proof of payment in Australian dollars (accommodation costs must be listed separately if the expense is part of a holiday package, for example where flights, meals and accommodation are all inclusive).