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Cloud Payroll Software for Small Businesses

Make payroll a breeze

Save time, streamline your employee payroll management, and ensure compliance by using QuickBooks Payroll Software powered by Employment Hero, the number one choice for Australian businesses.*

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Cloud Payroll solution for small business

Streamline data entry and simplify payroll management with our cloud-based payroll software.

From just $5/employee paid per month.

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Automatic payroll compliance updates with ATO

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Straightforward per-employee pricing

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Employee self-service on the go

Fully Single Touch Payroll compliant

Fully Single Touch Payroll compliant

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Straightforward pricing for Small Business

Take advantage of serious value by adding Payroll to any QuickBooks Online plan.

  • Easy $5/employee paid per month pricing on Standard Payroll
  • Add to any QuickBooks Online plan
  • No forced plan changes as you grow
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Simplify Payroll Management

Enter hours and pay, and let our payroll software handle the rest


  • Say goodbye to complex payroll calculations: Save more than just time and money. 
  • Tax Compliance: Efficiently operates all tax obligations for your small businesses and ensures accurate payments and deductions. 
  • Complete Financial Visibility: Comprehensive reports and readily available assistance make tax time a breeze. 
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Single Touch Payroll (STP) is sorted

The QuickBooks single touch payroll solution powered by Employment Hero includes integrated STP compliance.

  • Inbuilt Single Touch Payroll 
  • ATO approved
  • Pre-built Awards for peace of mind (Advanced payroll option)
  • Eliminate manual data entry by automatically sending payroll information with each pay run.
  • Save time by sending a report to the ATO with every pay run.
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Let employees serve themselves

Swag helps employees manage work, grow their savings and claim exclusive benefits and allows employers to offer more competitive workplace benefits and a refreshed user experience.

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Rostering and wage overviews

Staff can easily access rosters and manage shifts, and you’ll be able to see projected wage costs at any time.

*(Advanced payroll option)

  • See projected wage costs
  • Set budgets for each shift or location
  • Easy-to-use roster templates and shift swapping
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Super streamlined contributions

We’ve teamed up with Beam, a game-changing super fund clearing house, to change the way you pay your staff’s super. It’s fast, automated, and you can manage everything right from QuickBooks Payroll. 

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Customise and send your own payslips

Yes, your business matters to us! QuickBooks Online Payroll Software provides fully customisable and compliant payslip templates to reinforce your business brand and create a consistent professional image.

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Save time and focus on what matters

QuickBooks Payroll Software automates the calculation of superannuation, leave, and termination payments, while also providing proactive notifications for any required actions from small businesses.

Free Payroll setup session

Get up and running with Payroll by scheduling a free session with our expert onboarding team.

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Build the right plan for your business

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Free guided setup

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What our users are saying

What our users are saying

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“Easy and brings peace of mind” Using QB payroll gives me peace of mind that I won't overlook something...The software is very straightforward and gives me the options I need. If I have a question, I am able to get support...and they walk me through the process.
Stephanie H., HR Director, Marketing and Advertising - QuickBooks Payroll Customer for 2+ years

Frequently asked questions

* Employment Hero was voted the leading payroll solution for SMBs <50 employees (Australian Payroll Association 2021 Payroll Benchmarking Study)

* Free onboarding: Not available for the QuickBooks Self-Employed product or trials.