Essentials Payroll

Pay your staff, calculate PAYE payments
and keep the IRD happy with automated reporting

Plans from $30/month for up to 10 employees (+$1 per employee, per pay run after that)

Perfect for small business

Ideal for a business that employs less than 10 staff, makes standard PAYE deductions and wants to run payroll from anywhere.


Make your PAYE obligations easier

Stay in the IRD's good books with automated wage and PAYE payments, as well as monthly IR reports and filings.


Process payroll in 3 easy steps

Simply pick the dates and select your employees, review the payslips and finalise the pay run.


Timesheets in far less time

With real-time access to staff timesheets save hours on manual data entry and improve accuracy.

"With many staff working on a casual basis and at differing rates, I spent hours entering paper-based timesheets, plus working out holiday pay and statutory holidays. With Essentials Payroll I do everything online saving me so much time. It’s wonderful!"
Jeanine van Kradenburg Executive Chef & Owner, PartyPerfect Catering
Manage your reporting

Real-time access to accurate timesheets

Connect with your staff and streamline data entry

YourPay is a mobile web app that links to Essentials Payroll. It enables staff to easily complete their timesheets online and securely access payslips on the go.

No more time consuming manual data entry or need to print and email payslips.

Work faster, work better, work smarter

Collaborate online to boost efficiency

All MYOB Essentials software is in the cloud, so working on the go has never been easier. Connect with your advisor, bookkeeper and/or payroll provider so you can keep business moving anywhere, anytime.

MYOB Essentials grows with your business

Start with online payroll then add online accounting when you need it.

As your business grows add Essentials Accounting to your Essentials Payroll. It helps you take care of GST, invoices, reporting, expenses and works in the same way to enable collaboration online.

You can upgrade your Essentials subscription at any time within the product.


Expert payroll support when and how you need it

A range of support options to suit you.

Choose expert phone support or LiveChat during extended hours through our call centres.

Product learning is backed up by a wealth of online product support, classroom-based or on-site training or you can access self-paced online learning anywhere and anytime. Also, see what other MYOB Essentials users are talking about on our community forum and join the conversation.

Simply pay for the essentials

First 10 employees included. Add $1 per employee, per pay run after that.

How much will I pay for payroll?


We don’t have any lock-in contracts. You can cancel your subscription at any time.


Enjoy a 90-day money back guarantee with every subscription. Why not give it a try today?


Unrivalled phone and LiveChat support, with call centres in both Australia and New Zealand.


100% cloud-based software with automatic updates.


Automatically back up your data with the highest levels of security – just like internet banking.


Payroll works in your web browser, whether you use a Mac, PC, tablet or a mobile device.

Already have payroll software? Make the move to MYOB online.