Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


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Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language



Australian dollar ($, AUD)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

7 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

$$$$ (13 of 140 nations)

Statutory Leave

30 days

Sick Leave

10 days

Maternity Leave

20 weeks

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage for employees is $21.38 per hour.

Overtime Pay

The standard working hours are 7.6 hours per day and 38 hours per week. Overtime pay is 1.5 times the base wages for the first 3 hours of overtime and 2 times the base wages for the following hours.

Additional Pay

Employees in Australia are eligible for the following leave:

  • Jury duty: For the first 10 days of jury duty, employees are entitled to the pay difference between the jury duty payment and the employee's base wages
  • Personal leave: Employees are entitled to 10 days of personal leave per year
  • Compassionate leave: Employees are entitled to 2 days for bereavement leave when an immediate family member passed away

Payroll Cycle

Employee payments can be made:

  • Monthly – From the 28th to the 30th of the month
  • Bi-weekly – Every second week on any agreed day (usually it is Wednesday or Thursday) Bi-monthly – Every 15th and 30th

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 11%: Superannuation guarantee charge
  • 1.8%: WorkCover
  • 5.45%: Payroll tax

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 0%: Income up to AUD 18,200
  • 19%: AUD 18,200-AUD 45,000
  • 32.5%: AUD 45,000-AUD 120,000
  • 37%: AUD 120,000-AUD 180,000
  • 45%: AUD 180,000 and over

Employment Information

Termination Process

Australia does not practice at-will termination and terminations outside the probation period must have just cause.

Notice period

The minimum notice period is 1 week and it is determined by the length of employment. The following is the notice periods with respect to the employee's tenure:

  • Employees with up to 1 year tenure: 1 week
  • Employees with 1 - 3 years tenure: 2 weeks
  • Employees with 3 -5 years tenure: 3 weeks
  • Employees with 5 or more years tenure: 4 weeks

If the employee is older than 45 years old and has been employed by the same employer for 2 years, they will be entitled to an additional week of notice.

Probation Period

The probation period ranges from 3 to 6 months.

Severance Details

Severance pay is determined by the number of employment years. No severance pay is required if the employee worked for less than 1 year. The following are the severance pay requirement with respect to the length of employment:

  • Employees with 1 - 2 years tenure: at least 4 weeks' severance pay
  • Employees with 2 -3 years tenure: at least 6 weeks' severance pay
  • Employees with 3 - 4 years tenure: at least 7 weeks' severance pay
  • Employees with 4 - 5 years tenure: at least 8 weeks' severance pay
  • Employees with 5 - 6 years tenure: at least 10 weeks' severance pay
  • Employees with 6- 7 years tenure: at least 11 weeks' severance pay
  • Employees with 7 - 8 years tenure: at least 13 weeks' severance pay
  • Employees with 8 - 9 years tenure: at least 14 weeks' severance pay
  • Employees with 9 - 10+ years tenure: at least 16 weeks' severance pay
Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in


When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

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