ACT Long Service Leave Authority


Cleaning Industry

Office Cleaner


Who is covered?

The following workers are covered under the scheme:

  • workers (employees and contractors) directly performing relevant work as defined below; and
  • working directors.

A worker can be an employee (e.g. working for salary or wages) or a contractor. Employees can be full time, part time or casual. This includes workers on a visa that allows them to work in Australia.

A key difference between employees and contractors is that employers must record service for their employees, while contractors and working directors have a choice on whether or not to record service for themselves.

Relevant work

All contract cleaning work conducted in the ACT (except on buildings under construction).

From 1 July 2016, it also includes drivers and sorters for waste management facilities under a Territory contract.

If in doubt, please contact the Authority for clarification.

Who is not covered?

Office workers and workers not performing relevant work as defined above.