Employer returns

You must provide details to QLeave about your workers’ service and wages on a quarterly basis. You can do this by completing an employer return.

The days worked and wages received are recorded against your worker's QLeave membership and counts towards their long service leave benefit. The return is a list of all eligible workers recorded as being employed by you or your company.

You'll also need to add any eligible workers who don't appear on this list.

Due dates

Return periods for submitting employer returns and paying the levy are:

  • 1 January to 31 March of each year (return and levy due 14 April)
  • 1 April to 30 June of each year (return and levy due 14 July)
  • 1 July to 30 September of each year (return and levy due 14 October)
  • 1 October to 31 December of each year (return and levy due 14 January)

Avoid penalties

It's a legislative requirement to submit the employer return by the due date and there are penalties for not meeting your obligations.

Failure to lodge the return may result in QLeave commencing prosecution, without further notice to you. Prosecution may result in a conviction and fine for each worker not included on your return. You may also have to compensate QLeave for costs incurred due to legal action.