Registration for Payroll Tax - South Australia


You will need to register for payroll tax if you are an employer, your Australian wide taxable wages exceed the South Australian threshold, and you pay wages in South Australia. South Australia has a sliding threshold for its payroll tax rate:

  • From $1.5 million to $1.7 million the rate is variable from 0% to 4.95%
  • From $1.7 million onwards the rate is 4.95%.

Payroll tax is a state tax that is calculated on wages paid to employees.

Service type


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


Registration for payroll tax will continue for the duration that you are liable to pay payroll tax.


Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance


Contact details

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