Casual Employment Agreement Template

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The Business Kitz Casual Employment Agreement Template governs the relationship when hiring a casual employee. Each Business Kitz resource contains comprehensive guidance notes as well as helpful suggestions to assist you with populating the document.

You can view an extensive list of the topics covered by this Agreement in the full description below.

  • Easy to use
    Clear and comprehensive guidance notes.
  • Customisable
    Editable schedule and re-usable from employee to employee.
  • Fair Work compliant
    Regularly updated by our compliance team.
  • Risks covered for casual employees
    Australia’s highest quality agreement template covering key risks for casual employees.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: While you are purchasing a very comprehensive Australian template, it is important to understand that the purchasing of this template is not considered legal advice. If you require legal advice and support utilising this template, or if you have other questions, you can book a free 15 minute consultation with a team member from our associated law firm Legal Kitz.


The Business Kitz Casual Employment Agreement Template governs the employment of casual employees. Each Business Kitz resource contains comprehensive guidance notes as well as helpful suggestions to assist you with populating the document.

You can view an extensive list of the topics covered by this Agreement in the full description below.

The Business Kitz Casual Employment Agreement Template covers the following areas:

  1. Welcome letter (optional) to greet the employee
  2. Details Schedule (includes a section to define the employer and employee relationship, key responsibilities and required qualifications etc)
  3. Recitals
  4. Interpretation and definitions
  5. Parties to the Agreement
  6. Term
  7. Probation
  8. Employment title and Duties
  9. Amendment of Duties
  10. Location
  11. Employee warranties
  12. Work and general standards
  13. Dress requirements and uniforms
  14. Services and interests while employed
  15. Policies and procedures
  16. Work hours
  17. Meal breaks
  18. Remuneration
  19. Remuneration review
  20. Deductions
  21. Work expenses
  22. Training
  23. Public holidays
  24. Annual leave
  25. Personal/carer’s leave
  26. Long service leave
  27. Parental Leave
  28. Compassionate leave
  29. Tools and equipment
  30. Employee performance
  31. Technological change
  32. Confidential information
  33. Intellectual property
  34. Termination of employment
  35. Resignation/termination of the Employee
  36. Employee obligations upon termination
  37. Restraint of trade
  38. Jury service
  39. Privacy
  40. Notices
  41. Jurisdiction
  42. Variation clause
  43. Counterparts
  44. Execution page

Why does my business need a Casual Employment Agreement?

If your business engages employees with no on-going expectation of work or set hours per week, your employees may be classified as casual employees. 

Under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), if the employer makes no firm advancement to the employee that the work will be continuous and to a regular pattern, and the employee accepts the work on this basis, then the employee will be under a casual award rate. This casual award rate differs for each industry so it is best to get the most up to date information for your specific industry on the Fair Work website.

When engaging casual employees, the key considerations to include in your employment agreement are the National Employment Standards for casual workers. The National Employment Standards list the minimum standards of employment and employee engagement such as being able to take the day off on a public holiday. 

On 27 March 2021, amendments were made to employment legislation that changed the definition of casual workers. Due to these changes, a casual employee must now be offered the option by their employer to convert to a full-time or part-time worker if:

  • The employee has worked for 12 months as a casual worker at the business.
  • The employee has had a regular pattern of work hours with no significant changes within the last 6 months. 

Due to these amendments, your Casual Employment Agreement must also reflect these changes.

The Business Kitz Casual Employment Agreement has been drafted to include these amendments. Business Kitz has a Fair Work compliance team to monitor Fair Work legislation changes to ensure that our employment agreements remain up to date. For any changes which occur after you have purchased our documents, we will notify you by email when changes and updates are required.

A Casual Employment Agreement assists you in providing your employees with legally compliant employment documents to prevent unwanted claims. To further streamline processes and workplace culture, take a look at our Code of Conduct Template to assist your employees in knowing what behaviour is expected of them.

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