Australia

Employer of Record & PEO in Australia

Hire & manage teams remotely in Australia without a local entity. We handle HR compliance, payroll & taxes so you can focus on your business.

Native Language

English

Employee Protection

High

Payroll Frequency

Monthly

Capital city

Canberra

Termination

Hard

Internet

Fast

Currency

Australian Dollar (AUD)

Immigration

Easy

English Speaking

>90%

Population

25.39 Million

Employment Cost

High

Cost of Living

High

How NNRoad Employment & PEO Services Work?

NNRoad provides professional employment organization (PEO) & employer of record (EOR) services for companies looking to hire and manage teams in Australia. Registering a legal entity in Australia as a means for employment is an outdated practice that takes both time (months) and money (thousands of USD). NNRoad’s employer of record and PEO services enables companies to hire and manage employees in Australia in full accordance with local labor laws in under a week.

➊ You interviews & select the candidates you want to hire in Australia.

➋ NNRoad arranges a local labor contract between your new employee and NNRoad.

➌ NNRoad arranges a service contract between your organization & NNRoad.

➍ NNRoad hires the chosen candidates locally in Australia in full compliance with local employment laws.

➎ You maintain a normal working relationship and manage your team in Australia while NNRoad manages payroll & HR liabilities.

Advantages of NNRoad's Employment Services

  • With EOR/PEO solutions you can manage client meetings, sales, quality control, marketing, R&D and customer support without a local company in Australia.
  • Pay as you go
  • ​​Dedicated account manager – One point of contact for multiple locations
  • Employment & termination processing
  • Complete payroll solution and statutory benefit according to local laws
  • With EOR/PEO solutions you can hire staff while waiting for the registration of your company in Australia.
  • NNRoad only works with professional locally licensed partners
  • GDPR compliant
  • NNRoad manages employee record timekeeping, bonus and allowance, expenses claims and personal leaves according to local law.
  • NNRoad provides foreigner VISA application services, if needed

Employment Compliance in Australia

Taxes & Payroll in Australia

Employee Income Taxes:

Individual income tax rates in Australia are based on progressive tax brackets. Incomes at or bellow AUD18,200 per year are not taxed.

Tax Brackets

0%: AUD0 – AUD18,200
19%: AUD18,201 – AUD37,000
32.5%: AUD37,001 – AUD90,000
37%: AUD90,001 – AUD180,000
45%: AUD180,001 and above

Sample Calculation

Yearly income = AUD100,000
37% * 10,000 = 3700
32.5% * 43,000 = 13,975
19% * 18,800 = 3572
0% * 18,200 = 0
3700+13,975+3572+0 = 21,247
Yearly income tax = AUD21,247‍

Employer Costs in Australia

Employer Contributions:

Employers must pay income taxes based on the salary of their employees:

10% – Superannuation AKA Superguarantee (capped at AUD21,000 per year)
5.45% – Payroll Tax
1.0% – Medicare

Working Hours in Australia

Working Hours per Week

According to the National Employment Standards (NES) of Australia. The legal maximum working hours per week in Australia is 8 hours for full-time employees. Note that maximum legal working hours can vary by industry in certain countries. Contact us for more detailed information.

Overtime Laws & Regulations

Overtime compensation varies based on the industry. Australia has a list of 122 industries with various mandatory overtime rates and “modern awards” which states the employment terms for each industry. Employees that are not entitled to overtime rates must still be compensated for overtime work. Employees working overtime on regular workdays are guaranteed 150% of regular wages. Employees working Sundays are guaranteed 200% of the regular wage. When working in Australia, employees can ask for time off instead of overtime compensation.

Benefits & Insurance in Australia

Pension Fund

Employees in Australia benefit from a pension fund known as the Superannuation AKA the Superguarantee. This is an employer cost set at 10 % of the employee’s salary (capped at AUD21,000 per year).

Healthcare Insurance

Medicare healthcare insurance is a mandatory employer cost set at 1% of the employee’s salary.

Termination Laws in Australia

Severance

Severance in Australia is only provided in cases of redundancy, when an employee’s job becomes redundant either through technology or cost reductions.

Notice Period

Employers in Australia must provide employees with a minimum statutory notice period between 1-4 weeks in the event of termination.

  • Employed for 1 year = 1 week’s notice
  • Employed for 1-3 years = 2 weeks notice
  • Employed for 3-5 years = 3 weeks notice
  • Employed for more than 5 years = 4 weeks notice

Public Holidays in Australia

Public Holidays in Australia

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Australia Day – January 26
  • Canberra Day – March 14
  • Good Friday – April 15
  • Easter Sunday – April 17
  • Easter Monday – April 18
  • Anzac Day – April 25
  • Reconciliation Day – May 30
  • Queen’s Birthday – June 13
  • Labour Day – Oct 3
  • Christmas Day – Dec 25
  • Boxing Day – Dec 26

Paid Leave in Australia

Employees in Australia are entitled to 4 weeks or 20 days paid leave annually. Untaken leave accumulates, is not capped and does not expire.

Employment Contract in Australia

Labor Contract

Contracts must follow the regulations set by the National Employment Standards but can be agreed upon either verbally or through a written contract.

Probation Period

Employers can put their employees on a probationary period to assess if employees are suitable for the role and business. The employer decides on the length of the probationary period which can range from a few weeks to a few months not exceeding 1 year.

During a probationary period, employees receive the same entitlements as an employee, not on probation.

Types of Leaves in Australia

Sick Leave

Full-time employees in Australia are entitled to 10 days of paid sick or personal leave per year.

Maternity Leave

Full-time employees in Australia are entitled to 12 months of unpaid maternity leave. The maternal employee can request an extra 12 months of unpaid leave for a total of 24 months of unpaid leave.

Paternity Leave:

Full-time employees who are new fathers are entitled to 5 days of unpaid leave starting from the birth of their newborn child.

Childcare Leave:

Under the Federal Government’s paid parental leave scheme, eligible employees and new mothers who pass an income test, a work test and meet residency rules, are entitled to up to 18 weeks’ paid leave at the minimum wage.

Bereavement leave

Bereavement leave refers to leave taken as a result of a loss of someone in the employee’s immediate family or in the case of a miscarriage. Full-time employees in Australia are entitled to 2 days paid leave each time.

Immigration Laws in Australia

Immigration Requirements

Employees must have a 457 visa to work in Australia. Employees and employers must have an agreement or employment contract before the employee enters Australia.

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