Salary packaging

This information on this page is correct for HealthShare NSW and eHealth NSW staff only. If you work for another local health district or specialty network, please contact your salary packaging administrator.

Salary packaging is a simple way for eligible NSW Health employees to increase their take home pay by reducing their taxable income and therefore the amount of tax they pay.

Through salary packaging you can use up to $9,009 of your pre-tax income each year towards an approved personal expenses. You get a tax saving because your pre-tax salary is packaged in exchange for benefits which are exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) or benefits that attract a lower amount of FBT than the amount of PAYG tax applicable to salary.

The salary packaging year runs from 1 April to 31 March each year and you can start salary packaging at any time throughout the year.

Before signing a salary packaging agreement, you are strongly advised to obtain independent financial advice. The information for financial advisors page has been developed to assist financial advisors.

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