Hire contractors in Australia

Hiring contractors in Australia? Rippling can help you onboard and pay Australian contractors in a single system. In just a few clicks, you can localise onboarding, provide IT and app access, and run payroll for your contractors in Australia, all while staying compliant with local laws. 

Avg Time to Hiring

Less than 5 minutes



Time Zone

GMT+10 (Sydney)

Ready to hire a contractor in Australia?

Book a 30-minute demo to see how Rippling can help you hire and onboard a contractor in Australia in under 90 seconds.

at a glance

Hiring contractors in Australia can be a rollercoaster

Hiring Australian contractors can be risky if you aren’t familiar with the country’s employment laws. The Australian Taxation Office and courts can enforce 'sham contracting' penalties for misclassification, including fines of up to AUD $93,900. You also have to comply with Australia’s Fair Work Act and, in some cases, make superannuation contributions for eligible contractors. But with Rippling, you can grow your global team quickly and compliantly. 

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Worry-free Compliance

Avoid misclassifying contractors in Australia

Rippling can help you avoid costly misclassification mistakes. Worried that your Australian contractors are misclassified? Try our free classification assessment to find out.

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Support your Australian contractors right out of the box with Rippling

Simplified Onboarding

Onboard contractors in Australia in 90 seconds

Rippling makes it easy to onboard Australian contractors, allowing you to send out contracts in minutes. In a single onboarding flow, contractors can quickly sign agreements, submit required payroll and KYC information, and even set up their email account or apps from any device, including their mobile.

Global Workforce Management

Seamlessly transition contractors to employees

As your business grows, your workforce is likely to change. You can easily transition a contractor to an employee in minutes while preserving any historical data via Rippling EOR or your own entity. Through the transition, you'll retain historical documents and payroll data, and the contractor can retain their email and systems access.


Set up and manage your Australian contractors’ IT needs

Give contractors access to apps like Google Workspace and Slack with a few clicks—and remove it just as easily at the end of their contracts. You can increase security by enforcing multi-factor authentication and even set up workflows to automatically alert you of any suspicious login activity.

Contractor Compensation

Easily pay Australian contractors in AUD

Easily pay contractors in your local currency or AUD. And if you need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice? You can do that in minutes. Contractor payments are tied to invoices and integrated time-tracking, saving you manual data entry in pay runs and creating a paper trail to mitigate misclassification risk.

Looking to hire employees
in Australia instead?

 Check out our hiring guide in Australia.

Hire employees in Australia