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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What You Need to Know About Employing in Australia

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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.


Employee Income Taxes in Australia

Income taxes

Australian resident individuals

For income year 2024–25, the thresholds, rates and tax payable are as follows:

• for taxable income up to 18,200 dollars, no tax is due;

• for taxable income from 18,201 dollars to 45,000 dollars, the tax due is 16 cents for each dollar over 18,200 dollars;

• for taxable income from 45,001 dollars to 135,000 dollars, the tax due is 4,288 dollars plus 30 cents for each dollar over 45,000 dollars;

• for taxable income from 135,001 dollars to 190,000 dollars, the tax due is 31,288 dollars plus 37 cents for each dollar over 135,000 dollars; and

• for taxable income greater than 190,000 dollars, the tax due is 51,638 dollars plus 45 cents for each dollar over 190,000 dollars.

Foreign resident individuals

For income year 2024–25 and onwards, the thresholds and rates are as follows:

• for taxable income up to 135,000 dollars — the tax due is 30 cents for each dollar;

• for taxable income from 135,001 dollars to 200,000 dollars — the tax due is 40,500 dollars plus 37 cents for each dollar over 135,000 dollars; and

• for taxable income greater than 190,000 dollars — the tax due is 64,550 dollars plus 45 cents for each dollar over 190,000 dollars.


Employee Social Contributions in Australia

A levy of 2 percent is payable by resident individuals to fund Medicare, a universal health program that provides free basic medical and hospital care. Relief is available to those with taxable income below certain levels. High level taxpayers have to make an additional contribution of 1 percent to 1.5 percent if they do not have adequate private health insurance.

Employers must contribute a set minimum percentage of the employee's earnings base, subject to limited exceptions, to a complying superannuation fund on behalf of their employees or be liable to a superannuation guarantee (SG) charge. The required SG percentage will progressively increase up to 12% as follows:

  • From 1 July 2024: 11.5%.

  • From 1 July 2025: 12%.

It is usually tax effective (subject to certain limits) for employees to forgo or 'sacrifice' part of their salary to allow employer superannuation contributions on their behalf above this minimum. There is no limit to the amount of contributions that can be claimed as a deduction. However, there are limits on the amount that can be contributed per individual per income year that are eligible to receive concessional (favourable) tax treatment.


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.


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.

  • Monday, Jan 01, 2024 - New Year's Day
  • Friday, Jan 26, 2024 - Australia Day
  • Friday, Mar 29, 2024 - Good Friday
  • Saturday, Mar 30, 2024 - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 - Easter Sunday
  • Monday, Apr 01, 2024 - Easter Monday
  • Thursday, Apr 25, 2024 - Anzac Day
  • Wednesday, Dec 25, 2024 - Christmas Day
  • Thursday, Dec 26, 2024 - Boxing Day

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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