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​Central Stipends and Payroll Services


The 1995 Victorian Synod approved the establishment of a Centralised Stipends & salaries Payroll Service (CSPS) which commenced on 1st July 1996. Accounting Services acts as a Payroll Bureau on behalf of Presbyteries, congregations and agencies, on a fee per employee basis. 

The centralised stipends payroll service will:

  • Pay stipends and wages on a monthly or fortnightly basis
  • Provide pay slips to all employees via email or regular mail
  • Administer Minister's Benefit Accounts (MBA's)
  • Remit PAYG tax to the Australian Taxation Office
  • Remit Beneficiary Fund payments
  • Remit Home Endowment fund payments
  • Remit other superannuation contributions (i.e. Lay Staff)
  • Provide Payment Summaries
  • Provide reports for the employer.  Salary figures are included on Synod BAS Statement.

As mentioned above, the service is available on a fee per employee basis. Fees to change on the 1st of January 2018 – 27.75 monthly and 31.10 fortnightly 

You can email payroll direct on​

 Fair Work Australia began operations in July 2009 and replaced the previous bodies operating under the Workplace Relations Act 1996.​


Commencement of modern awards

When you employ staff you will need to identify the appropriate modern award which will set the minimum employments standards.  You will also need to provide the employee with a copy of the National Employment Standards (NES).

Although awards commenced on 1st January 2010, many contain transitional arrangements which phase-in changes in wages, loadings and penalty rates over a five-year period.  If you are unsure which award is appropriate please contact People & Culture on 9251 5268.


Here is some information regarding awards:

Fair Work Australia – National Employment Standards

 The National Employment Standards (NES) are set out in the Fair Work Act 2009 and comprise of 10 minimum standards of employment.  This list should be given to all new staff members and can be found at the following link:

Note that a wage increase applies to employment Awards on 1 July each year and some awards have additional increases at other times of the year.  Please check the Fair Work website for further information or contact People & Culture for further advice on 9251 5268.