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Superannuation guarantee eligibility decision tool

Use this decision tool to check if you need to make super guarantee (SG) contributions for any individuals you employ.

Last updated 4 April 2024

This decision tool helps determine if your employees are eligible for super guarantee (SG), including any independent contractors treated as employees for super purposes.

You will be asked questions about the nature of the work arrangement between your business and the worker. Based on your answers a report is generated that contains a:

  • summary of the information you have given
  • decision that advises whether an individual is eligible for super contributions.

Note: You can't stop part way through the decision tool or save your answers to finish later.

Super guarantee eligibility decision tool

Important information

The answers you get from this decision tool are based only on the information you give. You must check the information you enter is correct, as we won't be held accountable for any incorrect decisions.

The decision about whether the worker is eligible for SG contributions is limited to the responses you give. You can't rely on the decision if the arrangement changes or for different arrangements with other workers.

You'll always remain anonymous. We don't record any of your personal information.

Getting started

The decision tool is quick and easy to use. It should only take up to five minutes to complete.

The Help button will provide guidance if you don't understand a question.

You can personalise the report and print it for your records.

Who can use the SG eligibility decision tool


Employers can use this tool to understand whether they need to make super contributions for the individuals they employ (including any independent contractors who are treated as employees).

You're an employer if you employ workers under a verbal or written employment agreement on a full-time, part-time or casual basis. You may also be considered an employer if you make payments to an independent contractor under a contract wholly or principally for their labour.

If you're not sure whether your workers are employees or independent contractors, see our employee or independent contractor information pages to help you work it out.

If you're a non-resident employer, you can find out about your obligations by referring to Foreign-residents-doing-business-in-Australia.


If you're an employee, use our Am I entitled to super tool to help determine if you're eligible for super.

Printing the report

You can personalise the details of your report before printing by adding the worker's name or your business name.

Use the Print or Save button to display a print friendly version of your report which can be either printed or saved electronically.

Note: the print friendly report displays in HTML only.

After using the decision tool

Use the Superannuation guarantee (SG) contributions calculator to calculate how much super you should be contributing for your eligible workers.

If you do not pay an employee's minimum superannuation guarantee amount on time and to the right fund, you must pay the superannuation guarantee charge (SGC)

An employee's fund must receive their super payments on or before the quarterly super due dates.

If you're late in meeting your super obligations, refer to the How to lodge and pay your superannuation guarantee charge.

Providing feedback

We welcome feedback on the Super guarantee eligibility calculator. You can give us your feedback by filling in our feedback form.