Registering as an employer

You must register with the Long Service Corporation if you engage one or more employees to perform cleaning work.

Employers must register with the Long Service Corporation within one month of becoming an employer.

To register:

Not covered by the scheme

The scheme does not cover a person who is:

  • engaged solely to supervise workers
  • a partner in a partnership they work for
  • a director of the company they work for
  • a trustee of a trust they work for
  • under a contract of service with a Commonwealth, State, Territory or local government authority
  • working on Commonwealth land, also known as a Commonwealth place
  • directly employed by the owner of the premises they clean.

Companies, partnerships, contractors and trusts that don’t employ workers to do contract cleaning work are not eligible to register.

Workers can check with the ATO or Fair Work to understand if they are an employee or a contractor.

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