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 time 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 by us as being employed by you or your company.

If you have additional workers that are eligible and don’t appear on the list, you'll need to add them.

Due dates

Due dates for submitting Employer Returns and paying the levy are:

  • 14 January
  • 14 April
  • 14 July
  • 14 October

A calendar of key dates is also available for your reference.

Avoid penalties

It's a legislative requirement to submit the Employer Return by the due date. Click here to read about 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.

Click here to lodge your Employer Return online.

Find out about the steps for lodging your online return here. Or, watch our video guide below.

A video guide to completing your quarterly return online

Paper forms

If you don't have an email address recorded with QLeave, we'll send you a paper form towards the end of each quarter ending September, December, March and June.

The paper return, which is identified by your employer registration number, comprises of three sections - A, B and C.

Section A contains pre-printed details of the workers engaged by you as advised on previous returns (if we don't have any record of workers Section A will not be forwarded). 
Section B must be completed for any new eligible workers engaged during the quarter. Please note that all fields must be completed, including date of birth and address. 
Section C is for you to record the total wages paid to workers listed in both Sections A and B and to calculate the 1% levy payable for the return period.

All sections of the return must be completed and forwarded to QLeave within 14 days after the end of each return period together with the levy payment calculated on 1% of workers' ordinary wages. Options for paying the levy can be found here.

Please note that penalties apply for late lodgement of the return and/or late payment of the levy. These penalties accrue each month the return and or payment are not submitted.

If no workers were engaged during the return period a ‘Nil Return’ (write zero dollars in Section C as the total wages earned) must be lodged. If you no longer engage workers, you must inform QLeave within 14 days.

Contact QLeave for more information.