Australia Employer of Record Services

Australia Statutory Leave

Employer of Record Services Australia

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Australia Annual Leave

Full-time workers in Australia are entitled to a minimum of four weeks of paid leave per year, as per the National Employment Standards (NES). Those who are classed as shift workers are entitled to five weeks of vacation time per year. 


Employees who work on a temporary or casual basis are not eligible for paid vacation, but they are compensated by receiving a “casual load” on top of their regular pay. Additional time off may be granted to workers covered by awards or enterprise agreements, while those who aren’t may “purchase” time off by foregoing their salary. 

Public Holidays in Australia

There are 7 national public holidays: 

  • New Year’s Day 
  • Australia Day 
  • Good Friday 
  • Easter Monday 
  • Anzac Day (25th April)
  • Christmas Day 
  • Boxing Day 

Each state and territory also has its own set of public holidays, such as Labour Day. When a holiday falls on a weekend, the following Monday is the day it is celebrated. 

If an employee is required to work on a holiday, they should be compensated at least at their regular hourly rate for any time spent on the holiday. Depending on the type of award, enterprise agreement, or other registered agreement, public holiday entitlements may include public holiday rates, an additional day off, or additional annual leave, shorter shifts on public holidays, or an agreement to swap a public holiday for another day. 

Personal Leave in Australia

An employee is eligible for paid time off for illness, if they need to care for a sick or injured family member, or if they are through a personal crisis. Unused days can be carried over to the following year up to a maximum of 10 days (pro rata for part-timers). Casual workers are not entitled to personal leave, but are compensated with a “casual loading” that is added to their regular pay rate. 

Maternity Leave in Australia

After working for a company for 12 months, pregnant employees are eligible for 12 months of unpaid maternity leave. Maternity leave benefits may be offered by some companies, but maternity leave is generally separate to the government administered paid parental leave scheme, and functions only to ensure a pregnant employee keeps their job. 

For the birth or adoption of a child, fathers are entitled to take five days unpaid leave. 

Parental Leave in Australia

The paid parental leave scheme is a government scheme, supplementing any paid maternity/paternity leave offered by employers. Parents may be eligible for up to 18 weeks of paid parental leave granted by the federal government, and paid at minimum wage. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an employer of record company. The EOR will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.

Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.

Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.

We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.

As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders or asset-shredding Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so. 

We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.

We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!