Some fees need to be paid outside Spare Staff

Most of the time, hirers can pay wages to their hire employees using their own payroll system or on our website. There are some fees that hirers need to pay outside our platform:

  • Withheld tax (PAYG) (if any): hirers will need to lodge business activity statement and pay withheld taxes to Australian Taxation Office outside our platform.
  • Superannuation (if any): hirers will need to pay super contribution to their hired employees outside our platform.
  • Bonuses, tips, extra payment, worker compensation (if any).

Hirers and posters will need to discuss about these fees and finalise them outside our platform.

Report suspicious for off-site payment request

Job seekers should not be asked to pay any fees to apply for jobs.

If a hirer, or a poster, or an employee on Spare Staff site asks you to pay off site or through another company, report it to us.

To report a message, send us an email to with a copy or screenshot of the message.

If you receive an email from anyone (including an or any other email address) asking you to pay or accept payment off site, let us know immediately.

Avoid spam and scams

Never share your email address, tel number, or contacts before a hiring request is accepted or transfer funds outside the Spare Staff system, and always carefully examine emails claiming to be from Spare Staff.