Seasonal Labour Mobility Program Workers Pilot Scheme

Non-resident workers who participate in the Seasonal Labour Mobility Program Workers Pilot Scheme (previously known as the Pacific Workers Seasonal Pilot Scheme) will be subject to a 15% final withholding tax rate.

The 15% final withholding tax rate reflects the marginal tax rate that would usually apply to Australian residents earning a similar level of income to participants in the scheme. Eligible workers who have no other Australian income will not need to lodge a tax return.

Media release

For information refer to joint media release by the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Financial Services and Superannuation, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism on Sunday 18 December 2011.

More information

For more information about the pilot and the new program, visit the Department of Education, Employment and Workforce Relations website at

    Last modified: 14 May 2012QC 25950