Meal Entertainment Packaging

Salary packaging your restaurant meals is a simple way to put tax savings on the menu

Tasty savings for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Have you got an appetite for savings? If the answer is yes, by salary packaging meal entertainment benefits, you could enjoy a tasty side of tax-free savings when you dine out with family or friends. Salary package up to $2,650 of meal entertainment expenses and you could save hundreds of dollars each Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year (1 April - 31 March).1

What can I salary package under Meal Entertainment?

Dining at a restaurant, café, club, pub or fast food restaurant with your family or friends

Hiring professional caterers to prepare and serve food and drinks for a party.2

Attending a ball, gala event or charity dinner

Salary Packaging and Meal Entertainment Card​

Salary packaging your next restaurant or café meal is easy by using the Smartsalary Salary Packaging and Meal Entertainment card. It's a Mastercard® loaded with your pre-tax dollars that you can use for dining out.

Calculate how much you could save​.



What is included in Meal Entertainment packaging?
Is the Meal Entertainment benefit included in my everyday expenses tax-free cap?
Can I roll over my unused Meal Entertainment benefit to the following FBT year?
Can I salary package takeaway meals under the Meal Entertainment benefit?
How can I keep track of my spending?



I want to start salary packaging.


Important information:
This is general information only. Before entering into any salary packaging or novated leasing arrangement, you should consider your objectives, financial situation and needs, and, seek appropriate legal, financial or other professional advice based upon your own particular circumstances. The availability of benefits is determined by your employer. Conditions and fees apply.

1 There’s a cap across Meal and Entertainment, Holiday Accommodation and Venue Hire benefits of $2,650 per FBT year (1 April –31 March). Eligibility for the Holiday Accommodation and Venue Hire benefit is dependent on your industry and employer.

2 Subject to your employer’s policy.