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 $1,500,000 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.


2019-2020 fees:
Payroll tax is payable on taxable wages, (including wages, salaries, superannuation, fringe benefits etc.)
0% Up to $1,500,000
0%-4.95% Exceeds $1,500,000 but not $1,700,000
4.95% Exceeds $1,500,00.

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


Task Business Structure Resources
Common All Registration for Payroll Tax (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Act(s) name

Payroll Tax Act 2009 South Australia

Taxation Administration Act 1996 South Australia

Additional information

Lodgment of periodic Return.
Annual Reconciliation

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Operating address: 200 Victoria Square
Level 2, State Administration Building
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1353
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0882049880
Fax: 0882263805
Website: (Opens in new window)