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Labor Laws in Australia

  • Annual Leave: 4 weeks
  • Maternity Leave: 20 weeks
  • Public Holidays: 8
  • Workweek:38 hours per week.
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Income Tax in Australia

A resident individual is subject to Australian income tax on a worldwide basis, i.e. income from both Australian and foreign sources (except for certain foreign income and gains of temporary residents.)

From 1 July 2024, the Government will:

  • Reduce the 19 percent tax rate to 16 percent (for incomes between $18,200 and $45,000).
  • Reduce the 32.5 percent tax rate to 30 percent (for incomes between $45,000 and the new $135,000 threshold).
  • Increase the threshold at which the 37 percent tax rate applies from $120,000 to $135,000.
  • Increase the threshold at which the 45 percent tax rate applies from $180,000 to $190,000.

Value Added Tax (VAT) in Australia

The federal government levies goods and services tax (GST) i.e. VAT The current Australian VAT (Value Added Tax) is 10%.

Social Security in Australia

Technically, Australia does not have a social security system.

However, a Medicare Levy of 2% of taxable income is payable by resident individuals for health services (provided that they qualify for Medicare services.)

This is the only levy imposed in Australia that is equivalent to social security.

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Work Visas Australia

Here is work visa information for Australia, download our guide for an extensive breakdown.

Temporary Work Short Stay Specialist Visas

  • Individuals who need to enter Australia to perform short-term, highly specialized work that is not ongoing or to assist in a national emergency can apply for a subclass 400 visa.

Temporary Activity Visas

The subclass 408 temporary activity visa allows individuals to enter Australia to do the following:

  • Participate in a reciprocal staff exchange program.
  • Participate in a high-level sports competition.
  • Participate in an event at the invitation of an Australian organization.
  • Perform work concerning an Australian government-endorsed event.
  • Perform as an entertainer or work in a production or technical role for a production.
  • Undertake academic research at a tertiary or research institution.
  • Be a full-time religious worker.
  • Work full-time in the household of certain foreign senior executives.
  • Work in Australia as a crew member of a superyacht.
  • Participate in an approved special program. Each stream has its own criteria, including sponsorship or support by an approved organization.

Temporary Skill Shortage Visas

  • Individuals intending to work in Australia may apply for a subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa.
  • The TSS visa may be granted for up to two years if the occupation is listed on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), subject to international trade obligations, or up to four years, if the occupation is on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or Regional Occupation List (ROL.)
  • A TSS visa may be renewed, provided that the application criteria are met each time.

Permanent Residence

  • Under the Employer Nomination Scheme, Australian employers may nominate highly skilled individuals from overseas for permanent residence.

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