Registration for Payroll Tax - South Australia


Any entity employing in South Australia is required to register for payroll tax purposes where the amount of any taxable wages paid (or payable) by itself or a group of employers it belongs to exceeds the deduction entitlement throughout Australia available to the employer or group (currently $600,000 per annum). The tax is only payable on the amount exceeding the threshold.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


Payroll tax of 4.95% is payable on taxable wages, (including wages, salaries, superannuation, fringe benefits etc.) exceeding the maximum deduction entitlement of $600,000 per annum for a group Australia wide.

RevNet Electronic Payment Authority,
RevNet Electonic Funds Transfer,
Bpay, Cheque/Money Order.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Payroll Tax Act 2009 SA

Taxation Administration Act 1996 SA

Additional information

Lodgment of periodic Return.
Annual Reconciliation

Registrations for Payroll Tax must be made online at

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance


Returns Revenue Services

Taxation Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Operating address: 200 Victoria Square
Level 2, State Administration Building
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 2418
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0882049880
Fax: 0882263805
Website: (Opens in new window)