University functions and events held at the National Wine Centre (“NWC”) are now fringe benefits tax (“FBT”) free. A favourable ruling has recently been obtained by the University from the ATO to remove it’s liability to FBT on all functions, events or other food and drink (including alcohol) provided at the NWC. This is another major benefit from using the National Wine Centre, on top of those outlined in the NWC University User Guide, including no room hire fees. As a result, staff are encouraged to consider the NWC for functions and events where University staff and/or their associates will be in attendance.
For further information regarding the FBT consequences of NWC events, please contact Linda Chapman, Manager, Financial Accounting and Tax Compliance on extension 35872.
For information on holding events at the National Wine Centre, please contact their Sales Team on extension 33355, option 1.