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Australia PEO & Employer of Record

WeHG provides an International PEO and global Employer of Record service in Australia to companies willing to enter the Australian market or hire local/expat employees in this country.

Traditional approach requires establishing a subsidiary in Australia.  However our solution allows you to start the operations in Australia within days hence save time and money.  WeHG would hire candidates on your behalf while you maintain full operational control of their work. So legally they would be our employees, on our local payroll, 100% compliant but will work on your behalf. .

Australia fast facts

Population, million: 25,499,884
Land area: 7,692,024 km²
Capital: Canberra
Local currency: Australian dollars (AUD)

GDP per capita:$ 54200.00
GDP in currency:$ 307.6 billion

Officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country by total area. Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney.

Hiring, Negotiating and Doing Business in Australia

Necessity of written employment contract

Written agreement is optional, but it is common to write down key points.

Different forms of engagement: employment, contracting, work with private entrepreneur

Collective agreements may be concluded in accordance with the law on fair use.

Australia Employment Contract

Types of employment agreements

The most common type of contract is open-ended. As for fixed-term contracts, they also exist, as a rule, with an indication of the date of completion of the work.

Australia working hours

38 hours a week.


In most cases, in the first three hours, the premium is 1.5 times the normal wage rate, and then twice as much.

Vacation leave in Australia

Workers have 4 weeks of vacation. Unused vacation days are carried over to the next year. In case of dismissal, the accumulated vacation must be paid.

Australia Maternity Leave

The mother is entitled to parental leave for 12 months (provided that she has worked in the campaign for a year).

Australian Severance Laws

The notice period is from 1 to 4 weeks.

The dismissal procedure must be carried out in accordance with the law.

Australia Tax

Employers pay tax on an employee basis. The tax varies from state to state.

Health Insurance Benefits in Australia

There is private Medicare insurance.

Additional Benefits in Australia

Almost a third of employees receive bonuses from 6% to 10% of their annual salary.

Australia Holidays

There are 7 national public holidays:

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

There are also additional public holidays declared by each state and territory such as Queen’s Birthday and Labour Day. Holidays that fall on weekends are observed on the Monday after.

Why Choose WeHireGlobally

WeHG takes care of all the onboarding hurdles, payroll, compensation and benefits, tax filing, and termination of employment. Our Employer of Record solution allows you to manage your overseas teams efficiently while minimizing cost and risk.

FAQ Australia

  • Working hours in Australia

    The National Employment Standards (NES) provides for a maximum working week of 38 hours unless the additional hours are reasonable. It is common for employers and employees to reach agreement about the reasonableness of additional hours, including, for example, that reasonable overtime is required from a role.

  • What are the main holidays in Australia?

    There are 7 national public holidays:

    • New Year’s Day 
    • Australia Day 
    • Good Friday 
    • Easter Monday 
    • Anzac Day 
    • Christmas Day 
    • Boxing Day 
  • What are payroll taxes in Australia?

    Employers in Australia potentially pay payroll tax on wages, benefits and superannuation paid to, or on behalf of, their employees.

    Payroll tax is a tax levied by individual states in Australia. It is not a federal tax and as such the rates at which the tax is applied and the gross annual payroll threshold at which the tax commences to apply vary from state to state.

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