Check this link. https://www.fairwork.gov.au/employee-entitlements/uniforms-vehicle-and-travel-entitlements
You should definitely be reimbursed for your fuel or travel allowance ( or claim back on tax ). Payment for travel time is a bit different - you may want to speak to Fair Work.
For example: My employer pays for all my travel ( fuel/flights/airport parking) and food /accommodation whilst I am required in another states office. Due to catching flights however, I do not mind giving up a few hours to travel to and from the airport.
I might leave home at 7am to catch a flight and not get to another office until 9.30am - I am not paid until normal starting time of 8.30am. Sometimes I return home same day and might not get home until 10pm - again not paid for anything after 5pm.
Check your contract to see what it states regarding travel payment and allowance. It may state your starting times - so I would not be leaving to visit the client 300km away until starting time - depends how hard you want to push back
DoogleMcFroogle 2018-08-28 14:18:49
Are you paid via an ABN?
Depending on any contract you may have & or conditions, there's nothing to stop you invoicing for what you believe is owed...
May not come to anything & probably not worth pursuing via small claims court on this first occasion,... If another such job comes up, make sure you quote for what you believe it's worth.