Your legal obligations as an employer

Information about cleaning work on Commonwealth land

Work on Commonwealth land is not eligible for service credits under the Contract Cleaning Industry Long Service Leave (CCI LSL) scheme. From 1 January 2023:

  • employers must not record cleaning work performed on Commonwealth places on future quarterly service returns
  • levies are not payable on wages paid for cleaning work performed on Commonwealth places and employers will need to ensure that they do not add this work to quarterly returns.
  • Contract cleaning industry employers must register with the Long Service Corporation within one month of becoming an employer or the commencement of the Act if they were an employer prior to 1 July 2011.
  • Registered employers must lodge quarterly returns. Returns detail gross ordinary wages paid to each cleaning employee during that period.
  • Employers must pay a levy to the Long Service Corporation on the same day the return is due. The levy is calculated at 1.0% of the ordinary wages of cleaning employees. Prior to 1 July 2021 the levy rate was 1.7%. Outstanding levy payments for the period between 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2021 are subject to the 1.7% levy rate.
  • Employers must keep accurate records.
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