Staffing and Recruiting Experts in Australia

Discover Australia's top talent and take your business global with our recruitment experts in Australia and 70+ countries. Grow your team virtually in Australia and unlock the potential of borderless talent today.

Lundi Recruitment Insights in Australia



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Weekly, Bi-Monthly, Monthly



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Employer Tax Rate


Recruitment Agency Costs in Australia

In Australia, professional recruitment agency fees range from 22-27% of the first-year annual base salary of a recruited employee. Recruitment agencies also require an upfront retainer and payment in advance installments of the agency fee based on milestones such as start of recruitment, presentation of candidates, and scheduling interviews with a candidate shortlist.

We know this might sound overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. A solution like Lundi eliminates the barriers for you. With Lundi, you can recruit talent across 70+ countries, easily managing recruitment—all in one, easy-to-use platform. Get an overview of what you need to know when hiring in Australia below.

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Employer Tax Costs in Australia

In Australia, there is a compulsory superannuation guarantee contribution that is capped at 21,002.06 AUD per year. In addition, employers who exceed a threshold amount of wage bill also pay a payroll tax, which differs by state. For instance, in New South Wales, this is paid at the rate of 5.45%. Social contributions for employers total 10%.

Employee Income Taxes in Australia

Employees in Australia are required to pay a medicare levy of 2%.

Employee Probation in Australia

Employers in Australia are not obligated to offer a reason for terminating employees:Who have been working for less than six months (for an organization larger than 15 employees)Who have been working for less than a year (for an organization that have fewer than 15 employees)

Employee Overtime in Australia

Employees in Australia typically work 38 hours a week, unless additional hours are "reasonable.” These must be pre-negotiated by employers and employees. Employees do not have the option to opt out of these provisions.

Employee Notice in Australia

In Australia, the notice period is determined by an employee’s length of employment:

  • Less than one year: One week
  • One to three years: Two weeks
  • Three to five years: Three weeks
  • Five years: Four weeks

If the employee is over 45 and has been employed for at least two years, they are entitled to an additional week of notice.

Employees should check their award or employment contract for the notice period set out for resignations.

Termination in Australia

Employers in Australia can offer termination pay in lieu of a notice of termination. This is paid at the employee's full pay rate as if they had worked the minimum notice period.Employees made redundant are entitled to redundancy pay, which is paid at their bas —not full—salary level. This excludes incentive-based payment and bonuses, or overtime and penalty rates.

How to Recruit in Australia

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Within days, we’ll introduce you to the right talent for your team. The average time to match is one week.
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The Right Fit,

Work with your new team member for a trial period (pay Lundi only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit.
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No matter the industry or the function, the talent you need could be already living in another country. That’s why we created our borderless talent strategy.

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    Lundi takes the time to understand the candidate’s skills, experiences, and goals so that they can be matched to the right job.
  • Fair and Accurate

    Rather than relying on a single question or metric, Lundi takes into account the candidate’s overall history, expertise, and motivation.
  • Inclusive

    Our candidate screening process is designed to be inclusive and equitable, ensuring that all candidates have an equal opportunity to pursue their career goals.

Book a free strategy session to see how we can help you

No matter the industry or the function, the talent you need could be already living in another country. That’s why we created our borderless talent strategy.