A pasture of land growing grain with trees in the distance. Brentnalls Agribusiness; Accounting and Advisory; Hindmarsh; Adelaide

Farming Employers' Obligations

In the farming industry it can be difficult to attract employees/contractors and often there is a high turnover in these. Farming employers can often overlook the administrative aspects of employing due to their busy workloads.

However the administrative aspects of employing are very important to help prevent and defend the business against any legal action. Legal action could come from a previous employee or Government body for breaches in Work Health and Safety regulations, the Fair Work Act, Superannuation (Guarantee) Law, Tax Law or Award conditions.

At Brentnalls SA we are very mindful of these risks and work with farmers and third party experts to minimise risk.

New Employee Checklist

We've designed a new employee administrative checklist for employers to run through when they take on a new employee/contractor.

This checklist goes through the various statements/policies you want your new employee to sign off on that they've read and understood. It also lists those documents an employee needs to complete on commencing employment.

Employee Contracts

Farming employees generally fall under the Federal Pastoral Award. To ensure terms are clear and you're protected an employee contract should be issued and signed by all new employees.

We've sought the third party expertise of an industrial relationship specialist to assist our clients in preparing these contracts.

Business Policies and Work Health & Safety

The policies for which your business runs are very important. They set out the rules and regulations for which employees should abide and give you recourse when they are not adhered too.

One of the most important areas of which is Work Health & Safety. We can assist you developing your own policies or can put you in touch with provider Safe Ag Systems who have an online and mobile solution to help cover you in this area which includes a policies section with ready to use templates.

How can Brentnalls Agribusiness help?

At Brentnalls Agribusiness, we have the knowledge and experience to help you. Our objective is to see you and your Agribusiness thrive now and into the future.

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The information provided in this information sheet does not constitute advice. The information is of a general nature only and does not take into account your individual situation. It should not be used, relied upon, or treated as a substitute for specific professional advice. We recommend that you contact Brentnalls SA before making any decision to discuss your particular requirements or circumstances.

Our Services

Our services go beyond compliance to find out more about your goals, your priorities and establish plans to grow and protect your future wealth. We will take the time to listen, ensuring we meet your goals, as well as guide you so you have a better understanding of the financial decisions being made. Our services include:

Accounting & Tax
Business Advisory
Wealth Creation & Preservation

Our People

Our Partners & Principals want to be part of your team that drives your future success, that provides you with solutions to your challengers. More importantly, who listens and knows exactly where you are going and what you want to achieve financially. 

"Helping you achieve your dreams, is our passion, and our strength is in our dedicated professional team."


News & Resources

Our priority is to ensure your kept up-to-date on trends, industry legislations, accounting and tax updates, business advisory information, superannuation and much, much, more. All of which, may have an impact on you and your business. Our resources provide additional supporting information in the following areas: 

Fact Sheets
News Articles
COVID-19 - Information Sheets
COVID-19 - Brentnalls SA Response

Our Location

255 Port Road

PO Box 338
Welland SA 5007 

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P: (08) 8241 8444
F: (08) 8241 8488

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