Australia

Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Australia

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Australia. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.

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Capital City
Canberra
Currency
Australian dollar ($, AUD)
Language
English
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
Employment Costs
Average
Termination
Hard
Population
25687041

What You Need to Know About Employing in Australia

Don’t risk non-compliance with local employment, social insurance, and tax regulations.

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How does Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions work in Australia?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Australia. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Australia typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services is helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Australia in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Australia.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Australia.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Australia.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.
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Employer Costs in Australia

Employer costs include Superannuation, Government Payroll Tax, and Workers Comp. Use the OmniCalculator to estimate costs, or contact us for further information.

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Employee Income Taxes in Australia

Income tax rates are based on earnings brackets and are different for residents vs. non-residents. This ranges between 0% - 45% for residents and 32.5-45% for non-residents.

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Employee Social Contributions in Australia

Employee Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) PAYG tax rates vary based on the salary level, and the PAYG tax includes any Medicare Levy that is payable by the employee.

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Working Hours in Australia

National Employment Standards maximum working hours are 38 hours per week.

Overtime rates apply under the Modern Awards. Awards are either industry-based or occupation-based. If an employee is not an Award employee they do not have a statutory right to be paid overtime.

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Holidays & Vacation in Australia

Please note that the below information covers national holidays and should be used for informative purposes only and not as a guarantee for payroll purposes. While we strive to offer you accurate information, public holidays are subject to frequent changes and can be dependent on regional differences. Should you need more detailed information on public holidays, please consult the government pages of the state and/or the local municipality of your employee.

  • Sunday, Jan 01, 2023 - New Year's Day
  • Monday, Jan 02, 2023 - New Year's Day
  • Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 - Australia Day
  • Friday, Apr 07, 2023 - Good Friday
  • Saturday, Apr 08, 2023 - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday, Apr 09, 2023 - Easter Sunday
  • Monday, Apr 10, 2023 - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday, Apr 25, 2023 - Anzac Day
  • Monday, Dec 25, 2023 - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday, Dec 26, 2023 - Boxing Day
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Sick Leave Entitlement in Australia

Employees are entitled 10 days of paid personal sick leave or carer's leave per year.

Parental Leave in Australia

Maternity leave:

12 months of unpaid maternity leave (after 12 months of continuous service). Employers can provide paid maternity benefits. Paternity leave:

5 days of unpaid leave. Parental leave: Parents can use the Federal Government Scheme for up to 18 weeks of paid parental leave if eligible.

Annual Leave Entitlement in Australia

In Australia, employees are entitled to minimum 4 weeks (20 working days) of paid annual leave per year (plus public holidays), accruing progressively.

As noted above, all of the Modern Awards provide for annual leave loading at 17.5%.

Severance Pay Entitlement in Australia

Severance pay is only due in cases of redundancy.

Termination in Australia

Australia is an 'unfair dismissal' jurisdiction. It can be difficult to terminate employees in Australia, and procedural fairness and a valid reason is always required. Reasons for termination will vary depending on the number of employees an employer has and the length and type of service.

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The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in Australia are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the global employment solutions such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We are here to help you every step of the way.

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