Casual Employment Information Statement

Employers have to give every new casual employee a Casual Employment Information Statement (CEIS) before, or as soon as possible after, they start their new job.

Employers also have to give every new casual employee a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement (FWIS) at the same time.

When an employee enters a new fixed term contract, they must also be given a copy of the Fixed Term Contract Information Statement (FTCIS).

Casual Employment Information Statement

The Casual Employment Information Statement (CEIS) provides new casual employees with information about their conditions of employment.

The CEIS is also available in a number of different languages in our Language help section.

The CEIS has information about:

  • the definition of a casual employee
  • when an employer has to offer casual conversion
  • when an employer doesn’t have to offer casual conversion
  • when a casual employee can request casual conversion
  • casual conversion entitlements of casual employees employed by small business employers
  • the role of the Fair Work Commission to deal with disputes about casual conversion.

Employers aren't required to give casual employees the CEIS more than once in any 12 month period (for example, if an employer employs a casual employee temporarily at different stages in a 12 month period, they only need to give them the CEIS once.

Video: The CEIS and the FWIS

Watch our short video to learn about:

  • what’s in the CEIS and the FWIS
  • how and when employers need to give new employees a copy of the CEIS.


Providing employees with the CEIS

Employers can give casual employees the CEIS:

  • in person
  • by mail
  • by email
  • by emailing a link to this page of our website
  • by emailing a link to a copy of the CEIS available on the employer's intranet
  • by fax
  • by another method.

Employers need to give casual employees the version of the CEIS that is in place when they have to issue the CEIS. Employers should check back here regularly to make sure they give the correct version.

Source reference: Fair Work Act 2009 s.125A-B

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