Innovare Australia is based in Sydney, Australia and is a wholly owned member of the Innovare Group.

Australia’s mixed market economy offers various opportunities to contractors mobilizing globally. However, most organisations venturing into Australia face roadblocks that often make the processes we take for granted elsewhere a challenge here. Basic necessities like employment of a foreigner, administering of payroll, paying taxes are not that straightforward.

The Innovare Group provides a full contract management model in Australia specific to your requirements operating in multiple industries. We usually refer to this model as the Employee of Record (EOR) model. Some of the characteristics are elaborated below.

We are able to assist whether you or your consultant is an expatriate, local or permanent resident in Australia.

We have a team of payroll, immigration and compliance specialists ready to provide professional advice in terms of contracting.

How Innovare Australia can assist (Refer to each item on the Menu Selection for more details):

  • Immigration Services

  • Payroll Administration

  • Tax and Social Security Management

  • Other Employer Costs and Insurance

  • Statutory Benefits

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Immigration Services

Immigration laws in most countries in Asia Pac often hold a local entity responsible for the entry, wellbeing, good behaviour and eventual exit of the individual. This also ensures that local immigration and employment laws are adhered to. This host company will be the technical employer of the individual.

We will be the employer of record, and as such be responsible for meeting all of the employment entitlements of the employee. Both the employer and the end client share the responsibility for workplace health and safety and other obligations under the Fair Work Act 2009.We assist with the sponsorship of the Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa as well as the application of the Subclass 400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa. Please speak to your Innovare sales contact person who will determine the appropriate visa for you or your consultant.

Payroll Administration

Our Australia company will administer the payroll for locals or permanent residents as well as for sponsored expatriates.

Tax & Social Security Management

All income derived from work performed in Australia is subject to tax payment, regardless of payment location based on a PAYE requirement. We shall deduct the respective tax amount each month accordingly and subsequently paid monthly to the Australia Tax Office.

Ordinary time earnings (OTE) attract an employer social security premium of 9.5%. OTEs are usually the amount earned for ordinary hours of work which includes commissions, shift loadings and allowances but not overtime payments. Employee premium contribution is not required.

Other Employer Costs and Insurance

Payroll Tax varies on the state jurisdiction where you or your consultant will be working. Taxable wages for payroll tax purposes is payable on wages/salaries, employer superannuation contributions, commissions, bonuses, allowances, directors fees, fringe benefits, the taxable component of termination payments, payments to relevant contractors, trust distributions made in lieu of wages and contributions made to a central fund by an employer. It is between 5.5% to 6.85%.

Innovare’s insurance policy in Australia (subject to terms and conditions) includes Professional indemnity insurance and Public liability insurance and is inclusive in our management fee. Workman compensation insurance is charged at cost.

Needless to say, all Employee of Record consultants are required to have adequate medical insurance to cover them throughout the entire contract. While Medicare covers for locals or permanent residents, medical insurance is a must for expatriates working in Australia.

Statutory Benefits

At the point of initial discussions, your Innovare sales contact will provide you with a list of statutory benefits which the agency or the end client must provide in compliance to the Australia labour regulations.

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Australia Travel & Quarantine Requirements

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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19, there has been a constant change in terms of work permit process, timeline, travel restrictions, quarantine period, medical tests as well as insurance requirements etc. All these requirements can change by the respective authorities in both country of work and candidate’s home country from time to time. The process, timeline and costs that Innovare provides is a guideline and is subject to change if any process is being changed. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure its accuracy at the time of communication, Innovare cannot guarantee nor be liable for such change in timeline or costs arising from any pandemic related factors so please take note of the potentially volatile situation during this period.