Independent Contractors

The independent contractor laws protect genuine independent contractors from unfair contracts and preserve specific protections for outworkers and owner-drivers.


  • Australian Government independent contractors laws
  • Interaction with state laws

Who is covered?

  • Employee or contractor?
  • Owner-drivers
  • Outworkers


  • Best practice
  • Sham contracts
  • Unfair contracts 
  • Contract disputes

Getting help

  • Publications and tools
  • Support services
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