4. Types of leave

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Paid time off

Public holidays

Sick days

Maternity leave

Paternity leave

Parental leave

Other leave

5. Employment termination

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Termination process

Notice period

Probation period

Severance pay

6. Working hours

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General working schedule


7. Minimum wage

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8. Employee benefits

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There are two health-care systems: public and private. Employees with taxable earnings over a certain indexed level contribute 2 percent of their taxable income into Medicare, the national healthcare system.

Individuals may also acquire private health insurance for things that are not covered by the mandatory Medicare system, such as auxiliary health services (e.g., dental, optical, etc.) and private hospital accommodation.

Individuals who opt not to purchase private insurance and have an annual taxable income over a certain level are subject to a 1-percent Medicare fee.

Due to the comparatively high fringe benefits tax, many companies in the islands offer an allowance to workers rather than buying health insurance policies on their own.

9. Taxes

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Corporate tax

Companies and corporations pay a business tax on their earnings and/or losses. Unlike personal income taxes, which are computed on a graduated scale, corporation taxes are calculated at a flat rate of 30% (25 percent for small firms, defined as organizations with less than $2 million in annual sales). Company income is taxed at the corporate level before it is dispersed to shareholders as dividends.

Residents who receive dividends may claim a tax credit (known as a franking credit) to offset the tax previously paid at the corporate level (a process known as dividend imputation). Unfranked dividends given to non-resident shareholders are subject to withholding tax.

Individual income tax

Individual income taxes are levied at the federal level. This is Australia's most important source of income. Since World War II, state governments have not levied income taxes.

Personal income taxes are levied on each individual's personal income in Australia on a progressive basis, with higher rates applied to higher income levels. Unlike in several other nations, personal income tax is levied on an individual rather than a family unit in Australia.

Individuals are additionally taxed on their share of any partnership or trust earnings earned throughout the fiscal year.

Individual income tax rates typically vary from 0% to 45 percent.

VAT, GST and sales tax

A goods and services tax (GST) is a ten percent value-added tax imposed by the federal government on the delivery of most products and services by tax-registered businesses. Many supplies are GST-free (for example, many essential foodstuffs, medical and educational services, and exports), input-taxed (for example, residential accommodation, financial services, and so on), exempt (for example, government levies), or otherwise beyond the purview of GST.

The proceeds of this tax are allocated to the states. State governments do not collect sales taxes, although they do charge stamp fees on a variety of transactions.

Two kinds of sales are handled differently:

Suppliers of GST-free products and services would not be required to pay GST on sales, but they will be eligible for GST credits.

Suppliers of input-taxed products and services are not required to levy GST on their sales, but they cannot collect GST credits on their purchases of inputs.

10. VISA and work permits

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A visa is not required to visit Heard Island or the McDonald Islands. However, since the region is a recognized nature reserve, you must get permission from the Australian Antarctic Division. As a result, joining an expedition team is required for access.

You can travel to Heard Island and the McDonald Islands via boat, as you would expect. Because the journey isn't taken very frequently, you'll need to arrange ahead of time. In terms of flying, the options are almost non-existent. Landings on Heard Island and the McDonald Islands are only permitted for compelling scientific reasons.

Because there is no economic activity on these islands, hotels, restaurants, and the like are out of the question. There are two buildings in the area: one is abandoned, while the other's status is unclear at this time. Unless you like camping, don't expect to locate a spot to sleep on the island. Your best chance would be to remain aboard the ship that brought you here.

If you decide to visit Heard Island and the McDonald Islands, safety should be your first priority. First and foremost, you must bring the appropriate equipment and clothing for the journey, especially because the temperature is cold and severe. Layering is definitely advised, but if you have the option of purchasing specifically insulated clothes, that is even better.

The terrain is tough, and if you are unprepared, you may easily damage yourself. It's worth noting that there are no medical facilities on the island, so you'd have to be flown if anything serious happened. It might take days for someone to contact you, exacerbating the problem.

The McDonald Islands and Heard Island are not for everyone. The environment is unwelcoming and demanding, and every bone in your body will be chilly at some point. However, as harsh as it may be, nature is beautiful, and you may come to enjoy it. In addition, we believe the penguins are motivation enough to come.

11. Employer Of Record service terms

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Employment contracts

The basic rate of pay

The type of employment (full-time, part-time, or casual)

Overtime rates

Work arrangements such as varying hours or shifts

Annual salary

Information on leave and leave taking


Information on settling disputes


A flexibility term to allow negotiation to meet individual needs

Minimum assignment length

There is no set length for assignments. This is usually indicated in the employment contract for fixed-term employments.

Payment currency

Australian Dollar (AUD)

United States Dollar (USD)

13.Opening a subsidiary in Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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How to set up a subsidiary

Subsidiary laws

13. Why choose Rivermate as your Employer of Record / PEO in Heard Island and McDonald Islands

Establishing an entity in

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record solutions in

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business.

Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

via our Employer of Record / PEO solution.

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