Seasonal Worker Programme


(from the ATO's Business Implementation Guide)



Seasonal Worker Programme – New - regional programmes for government-approved employers, administered by the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.

This does not include workers under the Pacific Labour Scheme. This includes income for a SWP engaged by a Labour-Hire business as an employee but does not include contractors engaged by a Labour-Hire business



If the payee is engaged by a labour hire business as a contractor, then payments must be reported under Labour Hire Income Type.



STP Creator - MYOB Users

In STP Creator, the above information is entered/selected on the Employment Details screen, accessible from the Payee Details screen. STP Creator will extract the details from the Employee's Card in MYOB and this can be used to pre-fill the selections. Also if changes are made to the Employee Card, you will be required to update the Employment Details screen to ensure it reflects the changes.



STP Creator - non MYOB Users

In STP Creator, the above information is entered/selected on the Employment Details screen, accessible from the Payee Details screen. .



Note: Only one Income Type can be set for each Payee ID. If an employee changes Income Types during a payroll year, create a new Payee ID for the new Income Type. For example if an employee started as a Working Holiday Maker and later became an Australian Resident, use one Payee ID for the Working Holiday Maker Income Type and a different Payee ID for the Salary and Wages Income Type.