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Payroll for designers and creative services

Introducing Payroller, the ultimate payroll solution for designers and creative agencies.
Managing your business payroll is easy and hassle-free with Payroller.

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Payroll made accessible

ATO compliant

STP-approved by the Australian Tax Office (ATO)

Fast setup

Simplify and automate all your payroll and STP processes

Reliable reporting

Keep clear records of who’s been paid in real-time

Don’t just take our word for it.

Based on 3020 reviews
Barry Howat
Barry Howat
16 May 2024
Best app ever, works well very very easy to use recommend it for any one, Luv IT! Well done. Cheers Baz The Weed Terminator. Esperance WA.
sams subway
sams subway
27 April 2024
Easy to use and understand to someone who doesn't even have any accounting background. Perfect payroll for small business options.
26 April 2024
very easy to set up and use. Only trouble I have had is remembering which password I used.

Let us design your payroll

As a creative services business, you may manage one, two or multiple designers and freelancers.  Customise employee details to reflect different work hours, job types, pay rates and pay cycles using Payroller software.  

Dislike calculations and reconciling numbers? Payroller automates gross pay, net pay and service fees calculations.  You can log hours worked, leave taken, entitlements, deductions, and reimbursements for different employees.  

We know your business is unique and your time is valuable. Save time when you make Fair Work compliant payslips for employees straight from pay runs.  


85% of our users run their first payroll in under 15 minutes.

Payroll made accessible.

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Payroll on the go for busy designers

Onboard new creative staff in minutes and edit employee details anytime.  Access our simple payroll system wherever you are on any device whether it’s using webapp on laptop or mobile app.   

Design businesses need a range of staff with different job arrangements.  Record-keeping for staff is easiest with Payroller whether you employ a casual photographer, graphic design contractor, or full-time copywriter.

Ensure that your creatives are working on the right projects with our roster, work scheduling and time-tracking features.  Confidently make, edit and approve timesheets from employees.  


One click to send your payroll to the experts

Invite your tax accountant to Payroller to get faster help with managing your payroll.  Manual file exports of your payroll data takes too much time.  Your bookkeeper can get real-time access to your payroll via our secure Agent portal for free.  Having extra accounting help means less stress for you around tax time.   

Let your agent work on your payroll files so you have more time to follow your leads and win more creative jobs. 



STP approved software used by designers & creatives

Payroller is approved for Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting by the Australian Tax Office (ATO).  Designers across Australia love using Payroller because it’s simple and meets legal requirements.  

Our easy-to-use cloud payroll solution is low-cost and secure.  With Payroller, your payroll, employee, staff scheduling and timesheet data is in one spot and synced in the cloud across all of your devices.   The best part of using Payroller is that you don’t need to be an accounting or numbers expert to do payroll yourself.

Frequently asked questions about payroll for designers and creative agencies

“Try for free” allows you to discover if Payroller is the right software for you and your business before you commit to our platform. “Try for free” is cost and commitment-free and we do not require any credit card details to sign up. So give Payroller a try, it only takes a few minutes to get set up.

While the Payroller mobile app is completely free – fees will apply to use the Payroller web app, Xero integration, and to make super contributions through our integrated super clearing house (Beam).

STP is a government initiative requiring most employers to report their employees’ salary and super information electronically to the ATO each time they pay their employees. STP has been mandatory for all businesses since July 1st, 2019.

Payroll software enables you to report STP as you run payroll, making it essential to all kinds of businesses. Payroller stays up to date with tax requirements, so you can rest easy regarding compliance.

You can, especially for a small team with a simple pay structure. However, payroll software can save significant time, minimise errors, and ensure compliance with tax regulations. This becomes even more important as your business grows.

For freelancers on your payroll, you may need to issue contractor payment summaries depending on your location and the nature of the work. Consulting a tax professional is recommended for navigating freelance payments.

Payroller is an STP-enabled software that automatically submits payroll information to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) – through a secure cloud network – whenever you perform a payrun. Payroller helps you to track, manage and record your payroll while safely sharing that information (and staying compliant) with the ATO.

As a truly one-stop payroll solution, you can manage staff roster, invite your accountant, bookkeeper or BAS agent and even make Super contribution (Beam) on Payroller.

Absolutely, you may share your account and even set different access permissions.

Only a few minutes. The majority of our customers get up and running within 15 minutes. If you do need more help in getting set up, simply reach out to our capable live agents and they will have you using Payroller like a seasoned user in no time. Check out our handy user guides.

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Yes, Payroller is integrated with Xero. By connecting your Xero account to Payroller, you can easily export and share payroll information cross-platforms.

Experience the many benefits of Payroller for designers. Try it now for free!

Payroll made accessible.

Create your free account now.

*By clicking “Try For Free“, you agree to our terms of services and privacy policy.