Advice on paying super to backpackers

April 2019

Backpackers form a large part of Australia’s seasonal workforce, particularly in the agricultural sector. Considered temporary residents, backpackers are entitled to superannuation guarantee if they are paid $450 or more before tax in a calendar month. Once the individual leaves Australia, they can then claim the super paid to them as a Departing Australia superannuation payment providing all requirements are met.

To keep compliant with regulations the ATO have published a guide for employers who employ backpackers:


For more information, please visit the ATO website here