Give yourself a pay rise with Remote Area Benefits

Live and work in a regional and remote area of Australia? Put more money back in your pocket each week by Salary Packaging several different personal expenses (including rent and mortgage interest)

Calculate my savingsAm I eligible

Make the most of living and working remotely

There are some real benefits to living and working in a remote area. If you live in an employer-owned residence, rent your own private residence, or have a mortgage on your own home, you could be eligible to make potentially significant tax savings, meaning more money in your pocket each week.

Am I eligible for Remote Area Benefits?

To be eligible, you must work and live in an ATO designated remote area, and your employer is agreeable to the mutually beneficial arrangement.

What benefits can I salary package?

  • Remote Area Rent
  • Remote Area Mortgage Interest
  • Remote Area Fuel (Electricity / Gas)

How it works

e.g. Harry lives in Emerald, QLD and works for a machinery equipment firm in the same area. Due to the nature and location of Harry’s employer and his house, Harry can use the Remote Area benefit. This could help him save tax while living and working in a remote area, as 50% of his rent becomes tax free!
Harry currently pays $600 per week to rent his current property, and can package $300 per week. On his current salary of $73,000, he will save approximately $5.208 per annum or $100.18 net per 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 remote & regional workers love salary packaging through us

Getting into the details

Fact Sheet

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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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