|1. What is a contract Distributor?
A contract Distributor provides services to deliver catalogues, leaflets, samples, newspapers or similar items into household letterboxes within a specific delivery area on designated dates on an independent contracting basis.
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2. Do I need a Visa/Working Rights?
In accordance with Australian Government legislation, all applicants must have the right to work in Australia. If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will be required to produce documentation to verify and support your identity and working rights.
3. What are we looking for?
You will need to be committed and reliable, and upon acceptance of a distribution contract, be prepared to deliver to all required premises within the map boundary of the delivery area and complete your delivery in accordance with the distribution dates and Terms and Conditions of your contract.
4. Do I need transport?
Transport of some type is an advantage, eg bicycle or car, however, is not mandatory. In some delivery areas transport may be needed due to terrain and distance. You have the freedom to determine your method of delivery. You will normally be allocated a delivery area within or close to the postcode in which you live. For those without transport, every effort will be made to offer you an area within walking distance of your home. A contract Area Representative will allocate an area in accordance with availability.
5. Do I need any equipment?
You can use any equipment you consider necessary to fulfill the requirements of the contract. It is completely at the discretion of the Distributor as to what means is used to transport material. Some Distributors utilise a bag or backpack; others use a trolley with baskets (available from markets, hardware stores etc) or a pram etc. As an independent contractor you are required to provide your own storage/transportation arrangements and your own equipment.
6. What days and hours will I be required to deliver?
Salmat has two distribution blocks each week for delivery of catalogues – weekend deliveries (Saturday/Sunday) and midweek deliveries (Tuesday/Wednesday). When you complete the application form, you will be asked to specify the day(s) you are available to provide delivery services. Contracts may be offered for both Saturday/Sunday and Tuesday/Wednesday distributions, or one distribution block only, depending on distribution requirements. Other print material may also be available for delivery on these days, or different days of the week. As an independent contractor, you will have control over the hours you work. You may deliver at any time during the distribution dates on your contract, however, delivery must be completed within these dates.
7. How will I receive my material for delivery?
In Metropolitan areas, and some Regional areas, the material for distribution will be delivered direct to your home (a few exceptions apply), generally the day prior to the first distribution date on your contract. In Country or other Regional areas you will usually be required to collect the material from a location in your local area.
8. How will I know where to deliver the material?
You will be provided with a map of the delivery area and the boundaries and streets to be delivered will be explained to you.
9. Do I need a Smartphone?
Yes. You will need a compatible smartphone or similar device to have access to the salmathub app, which allows you to receive and send information relevant to your contracting arrangements. Visit https://www.salmat.com.au/salmathub for more information.
10. How is payment determined?
If your application is successful, you will be appointed as an independent contractor and will receive a separate contract with the material for each delivery you agree to undertake, setting out the dates for delivery, the material to be delivered and the quantity for your area. Your contract specifies the terms and conditions of the contract, and states the dollar value you will be paid for delivering all the items stated on the contract.
Payment is results based and will vary from area to area and is determined by the type of material being delivered, the quantity for delivery in the designated delivery area for a specific distribution and other local factors, including, but not limited to, the terrain in the specific delivery area. You are paid for material distributed rather than a fixed hourly rate. When contacted, the local Area Representative will be able to advise you of payment details for the area available.
11. How do I receive payment?
Upon completion of delivery you will required to verify and validate that you have completed your distribution in accordance with the terms of your contract. An Area Representative will then check your area to verify that delivery has been completed. Payment is made direct to your nominated bank or building society account.
12. Is support available should I encounter any problems?
Yes, Area Representatives are available to support and assist you with any queries or issues you may encounter, either of a weekend or during the week.
13. Will I be an employee of Salmat?
No. If your application is successful, you will be appointed to provide services to Salmat as an independent contractor and not our agent or employee. If necessary, you should obtain advice as to what this means for you.
14. Do I need an Australian Business Number (ABN)?
You are not required to provide Salmat with an ABN upon commencement, however, may do so at any time.
Where a Distributor has earned in excess of $10,000 during a financial year, an Australian Taxation Office ruling requires that an ABN be maintained, otherwise Salmat is required to deduct withholding tax.
15. How much notice is required if I decide not to continue?
As an independent contractor you are under no obligation to accept any contract offered to you, therefore you may accept or reject a contract offered to you at any time.
16. What if I am a School Aged Applicant? (16 and under)
Parental Consent is required for all applicants aged 16 and under. Laws applying to school aged children vary in each Jurisdiction and are applied by Salmat as appropriate to comply with these laws. If your application is successful, you will be advised of any other State-based requirements at that time.
17. How do I apply?
Simply complete the application form by clicking the REGISTER NOW button below to complete the application form. Your details will be forwarded to an Area Representative for review when a delivery round in your area becomes available.
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