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Employer information - portable long service

Find out how to register your business and workers, submit quarterly returns and pay the levy.

How to register your business and workers

From 1 July 2019, businesses employing workers in community services, contract cleaning and security and businesses employing workers who perform work covered by the Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme must register with the Portable Long Service Authority.

Registration can be completed online and businesses will be required to provide the following information as part of the registration process:

  • business name
  • business address
  • ABN
  • ACN (if applicable)

This registration must be completed between 1 July and 30 September 2019 for established businesses.

New businesses must register within 3 months of establishment.

Registration opens on 1 July 2019

Lodging your quarterly return

Each quarter, January, April, July and October, registered businesses are required to lodge a quarterly return to the Portable Long Service Authority. This can be done via the online portal which you will be able to access here soon.

The quarterly return will include information about:

  • all workers who have worked for the business during that quarter
  • the ordinary hours they have worked
  • the pay they received during the quarter

The first quarterly return will require businesses to register all workers for the first time.

How to pay the employer levy 

When a quarterly return is lodged, the levy must be paid at the same time.

The levy is calculated based on the workers ordinary pay.

The levy can be paid via the portal (available here soon) by BPay.

The levy was determined by the Governing Board on 9 May 2019 as follows:

  • 1.65% for community services
  • 1.80% for contract cleaning
  • 1.80% for security

Reviewed 15 May 2019

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