Hire employees in Australia, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Australia. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

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Employee - Australia

Hire employees in Australia No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in Australia,  your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months. 

Australia also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Australia quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

All the necessary benefits for Australia built right in 

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Australia within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Worker Compensation Insurance

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    Quick Overview

    Currency: Australia Dollar (AUD)

    Capital: Canberra

    Official language: English

    Payroll Cycle: Monthly

    Statutory Holidays

    Paid Time Off

    In Australia, employees are entitled to 20 days of paid holiday a year under federal law.

    Public Holidays

    • New Year's Day
    • Australia Day
    • Good Friday
    • Easter Monday
    • Anzac Day
    • Christmas Day
    • Boxing Day

    Additional regional holidays may also apply.

    General Taxation

    Individual Income Tax Rates

    The individual income tax depends on many variables, such as marital status, level of income, etc. The average for residents rages up to 45%

    Employer Tax

    Depends on the province, approximately 17% of employee salary

    Additional information

    Probation Period

    The maximum probation period is 6 months.

    Minimum Wage Requirements

    The minimum wage is AUD 19.84 per hour, AUD 753.80 per week.

    Maximum working hours and overtime

    The standard workweek is 38 hours.

    Parental Leave

    An employee must have achieved 12 months of employment to be eligible to parental leave. Eligible employees who are the primary carer of a newborn or newly adopted child get up to 18 weeks' Parental Leave Paid (PLP), which is paid at the National Minimum Wage.

    Termination requirements for employees in

    Termination of an employee is set per the The Fair Work Ombudsman and the Fair Work Commission regulate Commonwealth workplace.

    Any not taken holidays must be paid upon termination.

    Notice Period

    In Australia, the notice period is based on the length of the labor relationship:

    • Less than 1 year of employment - 1 week’s notice
    • 1 - 3 years of employment - 2 weeks’ notice
    • 3 - 5 years of employment - 3 weeks’ notice
    • +5 years of employment - 4 weeks’ notice
    • 1 - 3 years of employment - 2 weeks’ notice

    In case the employee is older than 45 years old and has worked for the same employer for 2 years they will be entitled to an additional week of notice.

    Employees are allowed to give notice verbally or in writing.

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