Be prepared for your first day, and know what you need to provide in order to get paid.
For your first day
It's okay to be nervous. But it’s important on your first day of work to understand:
- where exactly you need to go
- who you will be meeting initially
- what time you need to be there
- what to bring (documents, tax file number or superannuation account details)
- if there are any pre-registration security steps you need to complete beforehand (which generally require a photo ID).
Tax, payroll and superannuation
There is always a certain amount of financial paperwork or online forms to be filled in when starting a new job, including:
- a tax file declaration so your employer can work out how much tax to take out of your pay
- supplying your bank account and BSB numbers so you can get paid
- providing details of your preferred superannuation fund.
If you do not have a preferred super fund, you can choose the default fund proposed by your employer.
Depending on your salary and employment conditions, you may be eligible for super contributions from the Australian Government.
You don't need to apply for these. If you're eligible and your fund has your tax file number (TFN), the government will pay it to your fund account automatically.
Learn more about how superannuation works at the Australian Tax Office.