Payroll Outsourcing in Australia

Australia Payroll Service

No matter where you need it, our team of local experts at GlobalPEO will manage all of your foreign payroll operations. We get it; coordinating payroll is challenging enough on its own, and can become a logistical nightmare once multiple languages, rules, and regulations are involved.  We are proud to streamline the experience to guarantee compliance and make your global expansion into Australia a breeze.

Learn how Australia’s laws and regulations surrounding taxes will impact your hiring and payroll processes. 

Depending on the size of your business and your specific needs, GlobalPEO offers a variety of payroll solutions to make sure you’re covered with full compliance, no matter what. 

In order to set up payroll services in Australia, you will either need to set up a subsidiary of your own, or work with an International Payroll company like us here at GlobalPEO.

When setting up an employment contract in a foreign country, there are unique rules and regulations you must follow to ensure full compliance. Learn more about the specific terms that are required for all contracts in Australia. 

Australia Payroll Outsourcing Benefits

Simplified Payroll Solutions

We make managing payroll easy by handling all of the administrative and HR duties directly with the employee so you can focus all communication on the work itself. ​

Punctual Payment Delivery

From employee paychecks to severance and benefits, all payments are processed on-time and always delivered to your employees on the scheduled date.

Established Legal Presence

By having our own entity located in Australia, we have local HR gurus ready to ensure complete compliance with local legal, financial, and cultural regulations

Australia's Taxation Laws & Regulations

Australia requires the majority of employers to pay payroll tax on wages, benefits, and other matters pertaining to compensation on behalf of their employees. This tax is levied by individual states in Australia, so check and see if the city/state where you are operating applies this type of tax. 

Employers operating in Australia must contribute at least 9.5% of employees’ gross salaries toward their individual retirement funds. This applies to all employees making more than $450 AUD per month. 

Employers must also pay taxes on the specific value of the fringe benefits offered to their employees, which include the use of a company car, parking fees, a gym membership, and private health insurance.

Payroll Options in Australia

Depending on the size of your company, you can choose between a two primary payroll options to find one that best fits your needs. 

Option 1 – Set Up Your Own Subsidiary

Large companies will sometimes decide to handle their foreign employee payroll process on their own. In order to do this, you will be required to set up a subsidiary, register your business in Australia, and have a deep understanding of the country’s taxation, withholdings, benefits, and other local payroll conditions. 

Option 2 – Work With an International PEO

When you work with GlobalPEO, our Payroll solutions make things easy by handling all of the administrative and HR duties with the employee. This frees up your business and foreign employees to focus all of your communications on the work itself. 

How To Set Up Payroll In Australia

Before you can begin hiring foreign employees, you are legally required to either set up an entity in Australia or work with an International PEO. If you elect to do this on your own, you will need to set up a business bank account in Australia. Most Australian employees are paid through electronic bank transfers. 

Additionally, all Australian employees must receive an official payslip within one working day of receiving their paycheck. When establishing your frequency of pay, keep in mind that 12, 26, and 52 are the most common pay cycles in Australia. 

Entitlement & Termination Terms For Australia Payroll

When setting up your employment contracts with foreign workers, be sure to state the official terms for the notice period and any potential severance the employee would be entitled to receive. 

Employers in Australia are required to grant paid time off of work for national holidays, vacation time, and community service leave. You will also be required to provide ten days of sick or caregiver’s leave to your foreign employees. 

From providing quick and effective payroll solutions to creating great relationships with your foreign employees, GlobalPEO gives you a top tier International Payroll service at a value unmatched in the industry. With services starting at just $400 per employee, your business can enjoy the benefits of having an expert payroll team without breaking the bank.

Why Choose GlobalPEO?

Global expansion is a great step for your business – and now it’s easier than ever. Setting up your own entity in each country where you wish to operate can be expensive, complicated, and requires deep knowledge of the specific rules and regulations. Let GlobalPEO take care of everything. From International PEO & EORGlobal Payroll and International Recruiting  we deliver our exceptional services at an affordable price.