Use EOR for Talent Acquisition in Australia

An Employer of Record (EOR) solution lets you employ and manage workers efficiently in Australia by taking care of:

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A quick glimpse of hiring in Australia

A$

Salary payment currency

English

Contract language

38

Working hours per week

A$ 23.23

Min. hourly salary

16.95% - 20.85%

Employer cost

08

Bank holidays per year

1st July - 30th June

Tax cycle

19%-45%

Employee tax

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Everything you need to know before
making your first hire in Australia

Contracts & Agreements

Compensation & Benefits

Taxes & Costs

Termination & Severance

Contracts & Agreements

You can hire an employee in Australia through any one of these legal frameworks: Employee contracts, awards, and enterprise agreements.

Employee Contracts

An employee contract is a legally binding document between an employee and an employer that clearly lays out information about job title & role, salary, work hours, leave policy, and other terms & conditions about the employment arrangement. Employers are required to provide employees with a written employment contract within the first 12 weeks of their employment.

Awards

Awards are legal documents that outline the minimum pay rates and conditions of employment for a specific industry. This ensures that employees within the same industry are treated fairly. As an employer, you must comply to the terms and condition of the award relevant to your employees.

Enterprise Agreements

Enterprise agreements are specific employment terms and conditions that are tailored to the needs of an organization. Enterprise agreements need to be approved by the Fair Work Commission before they can become legally binding.
With An EOR solution, your employees sign a legal contract with the Employer Of Record while they share a normal working relationship with you.

Visa

There are different kinds of work visas issued by the Department of Home Affairs in Australia for both, short-term and long-term employment. These include:

Temporary Work Visa

The Temporary Work Visa is relevant for a short-stay worker. It allows workers to stay in Australia for up to three months where required, and in limited or exceptional circumstances, up to six months.

Employer Nomination Scheme Visa

The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa is a permanent visa that enables Australian employers to sponsor highly skilled workers to live and work in Australia. Holders of an ENS visa can stay in Australia indefinitely and also apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible.
This is not an exhaustive list of works visas - please get in touch with one of our experts to learn which visa your employee needs to get before beginning work in Australia.

Compensation & Benefits

Minimum Pay

From July 1st 2023, the minimum pay for workers in Australia has been increased to $23.23/hour.

Payout Cycle

Employee salary is usually paid out on a monthly basis. However, it can also be paid out weekly or fortnightly.

Working Hours

Employees are expected to work 8-hours day from Monday to Friday. They are entitled to 20-30 minutes of break time during work time.

Guaranteed Benefits

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Taxes & Costs

Tax for Employees

An employer must withhold tax from an employee’s salary and pay it to the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Income tax ranges from 19% to 45%, and here’s how it is levied:
Taxable income (AUD) Tax on this income
0 - $18,200
Nil
$18,200 - $45,000
19c for each $1 over $18,200
$45,000 - $120,000
$5,092 plus 32.5c for each $1 over $45,000
$120,000 - $180,000
$29,467 plus 37c for each $1 over $120,000
$180,000 and over
$51,667 plus 45c for each $1 over $180,000

Employer Cost

Employers must pay a workers' compensation amount varying between 1-3% of their salary. In most cases, employers must also pay 11% superannuation into the employee’s superannuation account.
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Leaves

Every employee working in Australia is provided different types of leaves throughout the year. These include:

Annual Leave

Full-time workers in Australia are entitled to 20 days of paid time off each year. In case an employee does not utilize his or her annual leave, the amount of unpaid leave is paid to the employee when the employment relationship ends.

Personal Leave

Every full-time employee is also given 10 days of paid personal leave each year, to be used when they are sick or for other personal matters. Any personal leaves not taken during the year are carried forward to the next year.

Maternity & Paternity Leave

A pregnant female employee is entitled to 18 weeks of paid maternity leaves in Australia. A male employee who became a father is entitled to 2 weeks of paid paternity leave.
There may be other kinds of leaves that certain employees are entitles to, like Jury Duty Leave, Long Service Leave, and more. For a full list of leaves and public holidays that your new hire in Australia is entitled to, talk to one of our experts.

Termination & Severance

Termination

Employers are required to provide staff members with notice if they plan to sever the employment relationship. This must include the minimum statutory notice, ranging from 1-4 weeks, depending upon the employee’s length of service.

Severance Pay

An employee is entitled to severance pay in Australia if his/her job becomes redundant to the employer. The amount of severance pay depends on the tenure of the employee - employees with over 1-year of work tenure get 4 weeks of salary as severance pay. In some cases, the employer might not be liable to pay the severance pay.

Ready to expand your business across multiple countries in the APAC region?​

Why choose an Employer Of Record (EOR)
in Australia?

An Employer Of Record (EOR) solution is relevant for multiple use cases:

Why trust BGC as your Employer Of Record (EOR)?

Industry Expertise

Since 2005, BGC has an extensive experience and proven track record of earning the trust of numerous clients.

Technology Leverage

Streamline operations with advanced technology which result in quicker time to onboard and pay.

Cost-effective pricing

Transparent and affordable monthly pricing that allows you to scale your workforce without any hassles.

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