Here we have all your frequently asked questions. If you have any other queries that haven’t been covered here, please contact us for more information.

Employer Access is fast, simple and easy to use – you just need your ACIRT employer number and follow the prompts:

  1. Click ‘Join’ in the menu.
  2. Select the Employer tab.
  3. Enter your ACIRT employer number.

A member can claim a Productivity Payment if contributions have been paid into the fund prior to 1/7/1999.

ACIRT requires a minimum payment of $25 per employee, per week, paid monthly. However, your redundancy obligations may be more than this and will be detailed in your Enterprise Bargaining Agreement or relevant Award. ACIRT is not aware of the redundancy obligation that applies to your business, therefore we suggest that you contact Fair Work Australia, the relevant trade union or one of the employer associations represented on the Board to confirm your obligations.

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Yes. Employers are obligated to make ACIRT payments while an employee is on any Annual Leave, Long Service Leave, other paid leave or Workers Comp up to a maximum of 26 weeks.

ACIRT offers several different methods of processing contributions and payments via our website or electronically:

  • BPay – we can provide you with the ACIRT biller code and your unique reference number
  • Cheque – made payable to ACIRT
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
  • Direct Debit

No. ACIRT has been prescribed in regulation as an Approved Worker Entitlement Fund. This is important because any employer contributions to a fund that is not ‘approved’ will result in a taxable fringe benefit and thus taxed under the provisions of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 (FBTAA).

ACIRT employer contributions are due and payable by the 14th day of the following month, i.e. December 2019 is due and payable by the 14th January 2020. The trust deed does give us the right to charge interest for late payments, therefore if you think your payment might be late or you are having cash flow issues, contact our Arrears Co-ordinator, Nicole Dorahy on 02 9863 1213 or at nicole.dorahy@acirt.com.au to discuss your concerns.