As part of the Australian Government’s Secure Jobs, Better Pay workplace law changes, rules about using fixed term contracts are changing on 6 December 2023.
From 6 December 2023, new rules apply to the use of fixed term contracts.
An employee on a fixed term contract is employed for a specific period.
The changes include new rules about:
• how long fixed term contracts can be
• extending fixed term contracts
• offering new contracts that are substantially similar to previous contracts.
There are some exceptions to these rules that apply.
Learn more at New rules for fixed term contracts.
Fixed Term Contract Information Statement
From 6 December 2023, employers must give employees they’re engaging on new fixed term contracts a Fixed Term Contract Information Statement (FTCIS).
The FTCIS will be available to download from our website on that date. We’ll also send you a reminder email on 6 December.
The FTCIS must be provided to employees before, or as soon as possible after, they enter into a new fixed term contract.
Reminder: Fair Work Information Statement
In addition to the FTCIS, employers need to provide new fixed term contract employees with the Fair Work Information Statement. This is a separate document that provides information about minimum workplace rights and entitlements. For more information see Fair Work Information Statement.