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Note 3: Expenses

2019

$’000

2018

$’000

Note 3A: Employee benefits

Wages and salaries

19,140

17,409

Superannuation:

Defined benefit plans

596

645

Defined contribution plans

2,961

2,744

Leave and other entitlements

3,336

3,623

Other employee benefits

132

79

Total employee benefits

26,165

24,500

Note 3B: Suppliers

Consultants

699

351

Contractors

82

106

Communication

125

183

Consumables

272

165

Travel and accommodation

726

681

IT services

1,328

1,027

Insurance

53

59

Utility

107

111

Temporary staff

639

729

Training and conferences

400

221

Registration and licenses

422

345

Others

199

109

Total goods and services

5,052

4,087

Provision of goods – external parties

272

165

Rendering of services – external parties

4,780

3,922

Total goods and services

5,052

4,087

Other supplier expenses

Operating lease rentals

2,352

2,346

Workers compensation premiums

61

56

Total other supplier expenses

2,413

2,402

Total supplier expenses

7,465

6,489

Leasing commitments

NOPSEMA in its capacity as lessee to the following lease arrangements at 30 June 2019:

1. Perth office Level 8 Alluvion Building 58 Mounts Bay Road Perth

Level 11 Alluvion Building 58 Mounts Bay Road Perth

Lease commenced 1 June 2012 for a period of 10 years. Lease payments are subject to annual increases of 4.5% plus market reviews.

2. Melbourne office Level 25 140 William Street Melbourne

Lease commenced 1 June 2018 for a period of 6 years. Lease payments are subject to annual increases of 3.75%. NOPSEMA relocated to this office in September 2018.

3. Melbourne office Ground Floor 493 St Kilda Road Melbourne

Lease surrendered on 31 August 2018.

Commitments for minimum lease payments in relation to non-cancellable operating leases are payable as follows:

Commitments are reported inclusive of GST.

2019

$’000

2018

$’000

Within 1 year

2,875

4,046

Between 1 to 5 years

6,227

13,896

Total operating lease commitments

9,102

17,942

Operating lease payments are expensed on a straight-line basis which is representative of the pattern of benefits.

Note 3C: Depreciation and amortisation

Depreciation:

Infrastructure, plant and equipment

272

218

Buildings

455

417

Total depreciation

727

635

Amortisation:

Intangibles:

Computer Software

184

114

Total amortisation

184

114

Total depreciation and amortisation

911

749