Casual Employment Contract


★ Use our handy template to employ new casual staff

★ Clearly outline the terms of employment

★ Peace of mind that your business is legally protected

★ Drafted in plain English by Australian lawyers

★ Complete our Casual Employment Contract template in under 5 minutes

What is a Casual Employment Contract?

A Casual Employment Contract is a contract which is used to formalise your employment arrangement with a casual employee.

It covers all of the important terms of the agreement, including start date, position and duties, hours of work and rate of pay.


What does a Casual Employment Contract include?

Our Casual Employment Contract template covers all of the important terms you need:

★ Position

★ Duties and Responsibilities

★ Reporting Channels

★ Place of work

★ Basis of employment

★ Hours of work

★ Meal breaks

★ Hourly Rate

★ Payment

★ Superannuation

★ Confidentiality

★ Termination

★ Non-solicitation


What is a casual employee?

A casual employee does not have any set hours or guarantee of ongoing work.

Their roster can change each week and they do not receive the same entitlements as part-time or full-time employees, such as sick leave or annual leave.


Do I need a contract?

Yes, absolutely! A contract protects both you and your employees.

You should always have a contract signed before a new employee starts working for you.

An employment contract will help to set the ground rules in black and white so everyone is clear on their obligations from the start. You need a proper written contract to enforce your rights and make sure your business is legally protected in case something goes wrong.


Employer Obligations

We recommend that you consult the Fair Work website to check any Awards and agreements which may apply before you use this template.

As an employer, it is your responsibility to pay at least the minimum wage and entitlements to your employees under the applicable modern award or enterprise agreement.

You must also provide all new employees with a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement by law.

You can view a handy guide to hiring new employees HERE

Who is this for?

★ Businesses looking to hire casual staff

Why You Need This

Clearly set out the terms of employment

You will appear more professional and avoid misunderstandings if you have a professional employment contract.

You can also refer back to the contract if there are any disputes with employees about duties, pay, hours of work etc.

Avoid Risk

This contract will help you to avoid risk and limit your liability if something does go wrong.

Protect your business and assets

As the old saying goes, plan for the best and prepare for the worst.

You never know what will happen in the future, but it is vital that you have a contract in place to protect everything you have worked hard for.

How does it work?

Our process is designed to be as easy as possible – you could be up and running in as little as 5-10 minutes.

1.  Select the Casual Employment Contract template in the Shop and click Add To Cart.

2.  Proceed to Checkout and complete your purchase.

3.  You will receive an email with a download link immediately after have completed your purchase

4.  Open the document in MS Word and complete the highlighted fields with your personal information (name, ABN etc). Your document will be ready to go in minutes!


Can I customise the templates beyond editing the fields?

Our templates come in Word format, so yes you can if you want. Feel free to add your logo and change the font to reflect your brand.

We do not recommend you change the wording (apart from the fillable fields) as this can affect the legal protections contained in the document.


What if the law changes and my templates become outdated?

If the law changes, we’ll email you with the changes and updates to add to your existing templates. So please ensure you keep us updated if your email address changes.

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