Changes to Minimum fees
The Committee advises that as of 1 July 2022, the minimum rate for drawing be increased to $45.00/hr, for at least two hours, and the minimum rate for reference photography be increased to $85.00/hr, for at least two hours.
The last update to model fees was 1 July 2019, generally fees will increase every two years.
Guidance for Travel Costs
From 1 January 2022, the below guidance will be recommended to all LMS members and subscribers when negotiating for payment of travel costs.
Choose one of the following options:
For jobs which require over 90min total travel time (round trip) the LMS recommends the model be paid half hourly rate for all travel time.
For jobs more the 100km (round trip) from the models home the LMS recommends the model be paid at the Australian Tax Office kilometre reimbursement rate for the entire distance.
Time and kilometres are both based on driving time. Models using public transport only are encouraged to charge based on driving time/distance.
Generally speaking, the kilometre reimbursement will be a higher cost than the time reimbursement. It is up to the models’ discretion which is the more reasonable fee to charge.