Payroll and accounting in one

Check your eligibility for JobKeeper support, pay employees a wage subsidy, and file required reports to the tax office.

A list of employees to pay displays in Xero on a laptop.

Single Touch Payroll sorted

Simplify compliance and reporting.

Automated payroll

Xero calculates tax, super, and leave.

Employee self service

View payslips and request leave online.

Single Touch Payroll sorted

Use Xero payroll to simplify compliance with the ATO.

  • Check your eligibility for government assistance and report JobKeeper payments
  • Lodge salary, wage, PAYG and superannuation details
  • Send Single Touch Payroll reports each payday
A list of employee names and the amounts to pay them displays with some names ticked for inclusion in this pay run.

Automated payroll

Set up Xero payroll so paying employees takes just a few clicks. Payroll data feeds into Xero accounts automatically.

  • Automatic tax, superannuation and leave calculations
  • Flexible pay calendars, tax and pay rates
  • Email payslips and let employees view them online
A business owner sends payslips from Xero to casual and permanent employees.

Employee self service

Give your employees online access via web browser or smartphone and reduce your payroll admin.

  • Let staff submit leave requests and timesheets for review
  • Allow employees to view leave balances and payslips
  • Use the Xero Me mobile app or My Payroll on the web
A leave request shows the leave type, dates, and a description ready to be submitted online for approval.

More about payroll

The JobKeeper payments program is an Australian government initiative to financially support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Claim fortnightly JobKeeper payments for eligible employees as you report pay runs using Xero’s STP-enabled payroll software.

See how to use Xero to record JobKeeper payments

Xero’s automatic superannuation (auto super) is gold-certified by the ATO as SuperStream compliant. Auto super sends employee super contributions electronically to the nominated super fund. It also sends super data to the provider and the ATO.

See how to register for auto super

Employee leave balances are automatically adjusted when a leave request is submitted and approved. Xero payroll comes with all the standard types of leave set up – plus you can set up rostered days off and time in lieu.

See how to enter leave entitlements

Record employee hours online and they seamlessly appear in pay runs for automatic calculation and payment. Time captured on project tasks also flows into payroll timesheets.

See how to add an employee timesheet

View a wide range of payroll reports to get valuable information on payroll activity, transactions, leave balances, timesheets, remuneration and superannuation.

See the full list of Xero's payroll reports

Start using Payroll for free

Access all Xero features for 30 days, then decide which plan best suits your business.

  • Safe and secure
  • Cancel any time
  • 24/7 online support

Xero became a really critical tool for us as we took on more staff.

Kate uses Xero to run her business

Kate from Lune uses Xero to run her business