Employment Benefits

Rural Lifestyle Options Australia is an innovative organisation where everyone’s voice matters. Our culture is the essence of the way things are done and we encourage every member of the Rural Lifestyle Options Australia community to grow and have their ideas heard.

Discounted Private Health Insurance

Rural Lifestyle Options Australia offer staff access to discounted health insurance through HCF. HCF provides a range of well being programs designed to improve health, disease management, stress management and work/life balance.

Employee Assistance Program

At Rural Lifestyle Options Australia, we offer all staff access to an Employee Assistance Program through an independent mental health provider who provide counselling services at no cost to you to help you manage your personal or work related problems which may be affecting you.

Purchased Leave

Have you ever wished you had more leave for a big overseas holiday? Or perhaps just to assist with managing the school holiday period? Well, at Rural Lifestyle Options Australia we offer staff the option of purchasing additional leave through their salary. Purchased leave is special leave without salary. It is funded by fortnightly deductions from gross salary (i.e. before tax and superannuation contributions have been deducted) that occur over a nominated period of time. The fortnightly salary deductions are set aside and accessed as “salary” during the period of special purchased leave. 

Salary Packaging

Salary Packaging through Remserv is available at Rural Lifestyle Options Australia for permanent and fixed term full time and part time staff members. ​Those who are eligible could qualify for a package of up to $15,900 within a FBT year. The FBT year runs from 1 April until 31 March the following year.​Salary Packaging enables certain benefits paid by your employer from your pre-tax gross salary base before you pay income tax; i.e. mortgage, rent, loans or credit card payments. By packaging part of your salary you can reduce the amount of tax that you pay which will maximise your net salary.

Meal Entertainment and Venue Hire

​In addition to this, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia offer a combined Meal Entertainment and Venue Hire annual cap limit of $2650 per FBT. Meal Entertainment expenses sit above your salary packaging cap. This means you can continue to put your everyday expenses, like rent or mortgage, within your cap and get even more out of your salary by putting meal expenses above your cap. You could cover the cost of meals and drinks at your favourite restaurant with pre-tax dollars using this benefit.

Novated Lease 

Furthermore, you can apply for a Novated Lease at Rural Lifestyle Options Australia. When you take out a Novated Lease, part of your payments come from your pre-tax salary, so your taxable income is reduced and you could end up paying less tax throughout the year.

A novated lease includes not just your lease repayments but also running costs, such as fuel, registration and servicing. By using your pre-tax salary to help cover these every day costs you can potentially reduce your taxable income as an added bonus.

Please note that Rural Lifestyle Options Australia offer this benefit to all part-time and full-time staff members. 

Payroll Deduction 

Help manage your fortnightly bills with our Payroll Deduction benefit. Rural Lifestyle Options Australia offer staff the opportunity to have their wage split into up to 3 bank accounts each fortnight when they get paid. 

Referral Bonuses

At Rural Lifestyle Options Australia, we like to reward our employees for referring prospective employees to us. If we employ someone that is referred to us by an existing employee and they complete a ‘6 month qualifying period’ you will be rewarded with a referral bonus. 

Working Interstate

Rural Lifestyle Options Australia offers services across rural and regional communities in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. If for any reason you re-locate for personal reasons or perhaps you want to move for work, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia will do its best to assist you in finding a new role within the organisation.  

How to apply:

If this sounds like you, please send a cover letter along with a copy of your resume to recruitment@rloa.org.au.

To learn more about our work culture please see the Our People page and see what our employees say about their experiences working for Rural Lifestyle Options Australia.