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 localize onboarding, provision IT and app access, and run payroll for your contractors in Australia—while staying compliant with local laws. 

Avg Time to Hiring

Less than 5 minutes



Time Zone

GMT-8 (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 82,500. 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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Support your Australian contractors right out of the box with Rippling

Simplified Onboarding

Onboard contractors in Australia in 90 seconds

Rippling makes it incredibly easy to set up your Australian contractors. Adapt everything—from contractor data fields and documents to currencies—based on their work location, comply with local laws using built-in consulting agreement templates, and provision app access with a few clicks.

Global Workforce Management

Seamlessly transition contractors to employees

As your business grows, your workforce needs change. You can easily transition a contractor to an employee in minutes while preserving any historical data. Hire and pay via Rippling EOR, or pay them through your own entity with Rippling Global Payroll.


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

Set payments in USD or their local currency, and easily pay all contractors in a single pay run, no matter where they are located. And if you need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice or add in a reimbursement? Rippling can take care of that.

Looking to hire employees
in Australia instead?

 Check out our hiring guide in Australia.

Hire employees in Australia