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Give yourself a pay rise with Salary Packaging benefits

Local government, construction, mining, education and private sector workers may be eligible to claim exempt benefit items through Salary Packaging. This puts more money back in your pocket each week

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Pay for some of your work related expenses from your pre-tax salary

Did you know that you may be eligible to pay for expenses such as work related travel expenses, Living away from home allowance, In house child care fees, relocation costs and many more with your pre-tax salary, which in turn increases the amount you take home each pay day.

Am I eligible for Exempt Benefits?

Depending upon on your exact situation, i.e. where you live, your industry, and whether you undertake work related travel, we highly encourage you to reach out to us and we will discuss which exempt benefits you may be able to claim. We work with thousands of employers who offer this mutually beneficial arrangement to their staff as an employee incentive program.

What benefits can I salary package?

How it works

Living Away From Home Allowance

Fred is a project manager in Brisbane, QLD and has the opportunity to relocate to Cairns, QLD on an $82,000 salary. This is quite a large step for Fred as he has a wife and two school age children. Without committing to relocating, Fred has decided to utilise the LAFHA benefit, which will save him thousands in tax every year. This will allow Fred to package pre-tax salary towards his rent and living expenses. Fred can package his rent at $350 per week and $247 per week in living expenses totalling $597 each week in pre-tax income. This comes to a total of $31,044 per year. The tax saving would be approximately $10,502 per annum or $201.95 net per week.


Hannah is a lawyer working in Bathurst, NSW and after two years at her firm, she has been asked to take up a better position in the Sydney office on a $112,000 salary. Hannah decides to sell her home in Bathurst before making the move. Fortunately, Hannah can utilise the Relocation allowance, where she can package her moving costs, such as selling costs. In addition to this, Hannah can package her rent for the first 12 months. Hannah can claim back the selling costs including the advertising, legal fees, mortgage discharge fee and real-estate commissions totaling $28,667. Additionally, she can claim the rent in Sydney at $465 per week, totaling $24,180 for the year. The two amounts pre-tax is $52,847.00 giving a $18,204 advantage per annum, or $346.61 net saving each week.

Why Salary Packaging Australia?

Salary Packaging Australia are the specialists in outsourced Salary Packaging for employers right across the country.

Our team handle everything for both you and your employer. It’s a ‘win-win’ for everyone.

Thousands of Australian workers love salary packaging through us

Getting into the details

Exempt Benefit Item Fact Sheet

Are you utilising these exempt benefit items to increase your savings?

FIFO Fact Sheet

Working in a remote location and paying thousands in airfares?

Living Away From Home Allowance Fact Sheet

Do you live away from home for work, see what you can claim?

Relocation Allowances Fact Sheet

Relocating for work, see what you can claim?

Blog: FIFO Mining & Remote Workers Benefits

Blog: Make Relocation Easier With Salary Packaging

Blog: Living Away From Home Allowance

Have any questions or need to learn more?

* This calculator contains general information and does not necessarily take all of your personal circumstances into account. Salary Packaging Australia encourages you to seek professional, independent tax or financial advice and to consider whether this information is right for you before making a decision. The availability of any packaging benefit is subject to your employer’s approval and compliance with the Australian Income Tax Assessment Act (1997). The Australian Taxation Office can provide advice on compliance.

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