INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT
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YOUR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT IN BLACK & WHITE
With our downloadable Independent Contractor Agreement, you can get your contract in black & white in 10 minutes or less.
The Legal Zebra Template guides you through the process, so you can confidently secure your business with a Contractor Agreement.
You'll avoid "legal overwhelm" and lawyer's fees and sure-up the contractor relationship with a binding Agreement in place.
WHY YOU NEED AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT
If you are a contractor, you should put an Independent Contractor Agreement in black & white and ask your client to sign it. It will help you get paid and protect your rights.
Likewise, if you’re hiring a contractor, make sure you get the agreement in writing.
WHEN TO USE THIS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT
This Independent Contractor Agreement Template can be used for most service providers such as web developers, writers, salespeople and other people who charge for their time.
You can use Legal Zebra's downloadable Template to put a basic legally binding Contractor Agreement in place in 10 minutes or less.
The Legal Zebra Template is up to date and suitable for use in all States and Territories of Australia including NSW, Victora, ACT, WA, SA, NT, Tasmania and Queensland.
If your independent contractor arrangements are complicated, or the transaction has substantial value, you should seek personalised advice from a lawyer and accountant.
Here are some examples of when to use our Independent Contractor Agreement Template...
Example: Agreement with a web developer
I am employing a guy to do some work on our website. I want to make it clear that we will own the intellectual property and he will keep our customer list confidential.
Example: Professional writer hired as a contractor
As a Writer, I need a simple agreement with my clients setting out my charges, payment terms, etc.
Example: Contract with a photographer
I get hired to do occasional photo shoots. I work as an independent contractor and want a simple booking agreement that spells out my duties and ensures I get paid.
WHAT'S COVERED IN THIS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT
Legal Zebra's Australian Independent Contractor Agreement Template includes these important provisions...
You can include the details of the Service Provider, either a company or an individual, and also the name(s) of the Individual Service Provider who will actually do the work.
SERVICES, HOURS, LOCATIONS & FEES
Specify the services, when and where they will be provided and how much they will cost.
State when the services are to be paid for. For example, 30 days after the invoice.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERSHIP
Service Provider assigns intellectual property to the Service Recipient. This means if you hire someone, you will own the rights in the material they develop for you.
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS
The Service Provider is an independent contractor (not an employee) and therefore responsible for paying all taxes, superannuation and workers’ compensation.
Easy to follow tips and examples to help complete your Independent Contractor Agreement Template with confidence.
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HOW THIS INDPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT TEMPLATE WORKS
Complete your Agreement in three easy steps.
TYPE YOUR DETAILS IN THE DOCUMENT
After you download the template, simply enter the details.
FOLLOW THE TIPS IN THE RIGHT PANEL
The easy to follow guides in the right panel of the legal template tell you how to fill it in. These do not appear in the print out.
SIGN-OFF AND YOU’RE DONE!
Sign and date the document to create a legally binding Independent Contractor Agreement. Signing instructions are included in the document.
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VIDEO: MAKING AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (CONSULTING) AGREEMENT
Watch how easy it is to fill in your Independent Contractor (Consulting) Agreement.
FAQ: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT
What's the difference between a Consultant and an Independent Contractor?
There is no difference. These terms are used interchangeably. That is, an independent contractor is often referred to as a consultant and vice versa. The key point is that they are not an employee.
Can this Independent Contractor Agreement Template be used by both Contractors/Service Providers and companies hiring them?
Yes, this template is suitable if you are an independent contractor/service provider and want to provide an agreement to your client/customer.
Likewise, you can use this document to hire a contractor.
Do Independent Contractors need to pay their own tax?
Yes, this Independent Contractor Agreement states that the Contractor (referred to as a Service Provider) is solely responsible for income taxes due under the Agreement.