Employing Direct

Obligations as an employer include:

  • As the employer it is your obligation to ensure your nanny has a valid Blue Card or support your Nanny's application.
  • Salary and tax: You have to provide pay advice records and PAYG payment summaries and submit PAYG tax.
  • Have an agreement in place between you and the Nanny that states working conditions.
  • Refer to Fair Work  https://www.fairwork.gov.au/  website to ensure your obligations are being met.
  • Superannuation: If you pay an employee $450 or more (before tax) in a calendar month, you have to pay super - 9.5% on top of their wages. You pay super no matter whether the employee is full time, part time or casual. You have to pay super for some contractors, even if they quote an Australian business number (ABN).
  • Holiday leave and sick leave: There are minimum leave entitlements for full-time and part-time employees which vary from state to state.
  • Insurance: It’s strongly recommended that you have insurance that covers domestic employees in the event of injury in the workplace (your home) or on their way to and from work.
  • Family car: If the Nanny is going to drive the family car you will need to consider your insurance policy.
  • Kilometer rate: If the Nanny is going to be using their own vehicle the current rate set by Fair Work is 0.66 cents per kilometer.