All registered employers must lodge a quarterly return to the Portable Long Service Authority every three months, in October, January, April and July.
To complete your quarterly return, you will need details for all eligible workers who worked for your business during the quarter, including:
- the hours they worked
- the ordinary pay they received
- any long service leave they took under another arrangement
You will also need to provide details of any eligible workers who ceased working for the business during the quarter.
The first quarterly return, to be submitted between 1 and 31 October 2019, will require registered employers to register all eligible workers for the first time.
Employers joining the scheme at a later date will register workers as part of their first quarterly return.
Once you have completed your quarterly return, an invoice will be raised for your employer levy based on the details that you have provided.
The employer levy represents a small percentage of workers’ ordinary pay for each quarter.
The levy is due within 14 days of being issues and can be paid through the employer portal. In some cases the Authority may need to verify information in your return before the invoice is generated. You will receive an email invoice. See more information on the .
How to lodge a quarterly return online
The videos below show employers how to submit a quarterly return through the online portal, with instructions for adding workers manually, or by uploading details for multiple works using a specialised Excel spreadsheet template.
Before a quarterly return can be submitted you must register your business with the Authority. There is no cost involved in registering however businesses may be required to pay a levy as part of their quarterly return every 3 months.
Submitting a quarterly return - manually adding workers
Submitting a quarterly return - bulk adding workers
Submitting your second quarterly return by manually entering information
Submitting your second quarterly return using the import/export feature
Common quarterly return questions
Reviewed 10 January 2020