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Enter the date that this service agreement will be signed. This does not need to be the same date that the work will be performed, although it can be. Sometimes one party signs an agreement on one day, and the other party signs it on another day. If this happens with this service agreement, enter the date that the last party signs the agreement.

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SERVICE AGREEMENT



THIS AGREEMENT IS DATED: ________

BETWEEN THE SERVICE PROVIDER ("Service Provider"):

________

Of the Following Address:

________

AND THE CLIENT ("Client"):

________

Of the following address:

________



BACKGROUND

The Client requires the services, as described in this Agreement (hereinafter "the Services") to be provided.

The Client wishes to hire an independent contractor to provide the Services to the Client.

The Service Provider has the necessary skills, qualifications and experience to provide the Services to the Client.

The Service Provider agrees to provide the Services to the Client on the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement.


OPERATIVE PROVISIONS

In consideration of the matters described above, and of the mutual benefits and obligations described in this Agreement, the receipt of which and the sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Service Provider and the Client hereby agree as follows:


1. DEFINITIONS

"Agreement" means this Service Agreement

"Agreement Date"
means ________

"Claims" means any claims, losses, proceedings, damages, punitive damages, penalties, demands, fines and liabilities whether criminal, civil, in tort, in contract or otherwise

"Client" means ________

"Commencement Date" means ________

"Confidential Information" has the meaning described in the "Confidential Information" clause of this Agreement

"Due Date" means ________

"Fees" means fees paid by the Client to the Service Provider in accordance with this Agreement

"GST" means Goods and Services Tax imposed on a supply of goods or services in Australia, pursuant to the GST Law

"GST Law" means the same as in the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Commonwealth)

"Intellectual Property"
includes but is not limited to processes, business systems, business know-how, trade secrets, moral rights, goodwill, registered designs, copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade dress, industrial design, trade names or other similar rights, or rights to apply for any of these rights

"Losses" means any losses including but not limited to financial losses, expenses, damages, costs including legal fees, legal costs and other expenses of any nature whatsoever

"Party" means either the Client or the Service Provider

"Parties" means the Client and the Service Provider collectively

"Receiving Party" in relation to a piece of Confidential Information means the Party which receives the Confidential Information from the other Party (whether directly or indirectly)

"Service Provider" means ________

"Services" means the services to be provided by the Service Provider to the client, the specific description of which is as described in this Agreement

"Supplying Party" in relation to a piece of Confidential Information means the Party which supplies the Confidential Information to the other Party (whether directly or indirectly)

"Termination Date" means the earlier of the date that this Agreement is terminated by the Client or the Service Provider, or the date of expiry of this Agreement


2. INTERPRETATION

In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires, the following rules of interpretation shall apply:

a. Words referring to one gender include every other gender.

b. Words referring to a singular number include the plural, and words referring to a plural include the singular.

c. Words referring to a person or persons include firms, corporations, associations, partnerships, joint ventures, authorities, government bodies, organisations and other legal entities, and vice versa.

d. Headings and titles are included in this Agreement for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.

e. Each Party must, at its own expense, take all reasonable steps and do all that is reasonably necessary to give full effect to this Agreement and the events contemplated by it.

f. Any obligation on a Party not to do something includes an obligation not to allow that thing to be done.


3. SERVICES

a. In consideration for the Client paying the Fees, and subject to the provisions of this Agreement, the Service Provider hereby agrees to provide the Client with the following services:

________

b. The Services may also include any other tasks which the Parties may agree on.


4. LOCATION OF SERVICES

a. The Services may be performed at a location as agreed between the Parties.


5. TIMING OF SERVICES

a. The Service Provider will commence providing the Services on ________ ("the Commencement Date").

b. The Service Provider warrants that the Services will be complete by ________ ("the Due Date").


6. TERM

a. The term of this Agreement ("the Term") will commence on the Agreement Date and will continue until the Services have been completed, or such other time as provided in this Agreement.

b. The Term may be extended by written agreement of the Parties.

7. PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES

a. The Services will be performed by the Service Provider personally.

b. The Service Provider may not use any persons to perform the Services except for those persons expressly permitted by this clause, or except for any other persons expressly permitted in writing by the Client.

c. If the Client has reasonable grounds for requiring a certain person or certain persons ("the Certain Person") who have been approved by the Service Provider, to be prevented from performing the Services:

I. the Client must first discuss this matter with the Service Provider; and

II. after discussing this matter with the Service Provider, the Client may provide written notice to the Service Provider, requiring the Service Provider to stop permitting the Certain Person to perform the Services; and

III. after receiving the written notice in accordance with the preceding sub-clause hereof, the Service Provider must, as soon as is reasonably practicable, stop using the Certain Person to perform the Services, and must continue providing the Services through a different person or different persons who is or who are reasonably acceptable to the Client, as soon as reasonably practicable.


8. INSURANCE

a. The Service Provider must obtain all relevant insurance policies ("the Insurance Policies"), including but not limited to:

I. all those insurance policies required by law; and

II. worker's compensation insurance for any of the Service Provider's workers; and

III. public liability insurance for a minimum of an amount to be agreed;

b. Upon the request of the Client, the Service Provider must provide to the Client a copy of the Insurance Policies.

c. Upon the request of the Client, the Service Provider must make sure that the Client is entitled to the benefit of the Insurance Policies, for example by having the Client listed as an interested party under the Insurance Policies, and must provide evidence to the Client, confirming to the Client's reasonable satisfaction, that this has occurred.


9. NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP

a. Nothing in this Agreement constitutes an employment relationship between the Client and the Service Provider or between the Client and the Service Provider's workers (such as the employees, agents or subcontractors of the Service Provider). No relationship of employer and employee is created by this Agreement.

b. Nothing in this Agreement creates a partnership, joint venture, fiduciary relationship, agency or other relationship between the Client and the Service Provider except for the contractual relationship which is provided in this Agreement.

c. The Parties hereby acknowledge and confirm that it is the express intention of all Parties that the Service Provider is acting in relation to the Client as a contractor and not as an employee, partner, joint venture partner, agent or otherwise.


10. CURRENCY

Unless otherwise specifically provided, all monetary amounts contained in this Agreement are in Australian Dollars (AUD).


11. FEES

a. In consideration for the Service Provider providing the Services in accordance with this Agreement, the Client agrees to pay fees to the Service Provider ("Fees") as follows:

I. a fixed sum of: $________

II. the Parties acknowledge that the Fees are exclusive of any Goods and Services Tax ("GST") that may be charged by the Service Provider and therefore that the Service Provider will be entitled to add GST to the Fees.

III. if the Service Provider qualifies under legislation or under an award to be paid superannuation in relation to this Service Agreement, the Client must pay a minimum of 9.5% of the Service Provider's usual payment, or such other amount as is required by the legislation or award, into the Service Provider's superannuation fund ("Superannuation Payment"). The Client must pay the Superannuation Payment in addition to any Fees and GST listed above.


12. MATERIALS, COSTS AND DISBURSEMENTS

The Service Provider is not entitled to charge, and the Client will not be liable for, any additional costs such as costs for materials or disbursements, on top of the Fees which have been set out in this Agreement.


13. INVOICING

a. The Service Provider must provide the Client with a tax invoice in accordance with the GST Law in relation to the Fees.

b. The Service Provider will be entitled to invoice the Client: weekly

c. Once the Service Provider provides a valid invoice in relation to the Fees ("the Invoice"), the Client must make payment within the following timeframe: ________


14. LATE PAYMENT OF INVOICE

a. If the Client does not make payment by the due date for payment as specified in the Invoice, the Service Provider may refrain from providing any further Services, or any other work for the Client or any other services to the Client (even if that work or those services are dealt with under a separate service agreement) until the Invoice has been paid in full.

b. If the Client does not make payment by the due date for payment as specified in the Invoice, the Service Provider may require the Client to pay in advance for any future Services or any part of the Services which have not been performed.


15. CLIENT OBLIGATIONS

The Client:

a. must take all reasonable steps to cooperate in good faith with the Service Provider during the period while the Service Provider is providing the Services to the Client, including by providing to the Service Provider any information or documentation that the Service Provider reasonably requires in order to provide the Services, and making available to the Service Provider any facilities, resources or personnel that the Service Provider reasonably requires in order to provide the Services. The Client may charge the Service Provider for the Client's reasonable costs of cooperating in accordance with this clause.

b. must ensure that the Client's employees, agents and other contractors take all reasonable steps to cooperate in good faith with the Service Provider during the period while the Service Provider is providing the Services to the Client, including by making available any information, documentation, facilities, resources or personnel as reasonably required by the Service Provider, in accordance with this clause.


16. RETURN OF PROPERTY

a. Upon the termination or expiration of this Agreement, each Party will promptly return to the other Party ("the Second Party") respectively any property, documentation, records or confidential information which is the property of the Second Party.

b. In the event that the Client terminates this Agreement prior to completion of the Services:

I. the Service Provider will be entitled to attend the location or locations where the Services were undertaken strictly in order to recover any materials and/or equipment which are the property of the Service Provider; or

II. if agreed between the Parties, the Client may retain the Service Provider's materials and/or equipment but must compensate the Service Provider for the said materials and/or equipment in an amount as agreed between the Parties.


17. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

a. Each Party ("the Receiving Party") shall keep the confidential information of the other Party ("the Supplying Party") confidential and secret, whether disclosed to or received by the Receiving Party. The Receiving Party shall only use the confidential information of the Supplying Party for the purpose of performing the Receiving Party's obligations under this Agreement. The Receiving Party shall inform its employees, officers, agents or subcontractors of the Receiving Party's obligations under the provisions of this clause, and must ensure that the Receiving Party's officers, employees and agents meet those obligations.

b. For the purpose of this Agreement, "Confidential Information" means all information relating to the Supplying Party which might fairly be considered to be of a confidential nature and includes, but is not limited to:

I. information of whatever nature, without limitation, which is obtained in any form by the Receiving Party from the Supplying Party or its advisers, or by observations during visits, or by demonstrations;

II. information of whatever nature relating to the business activities, practices and finances of the Supplying Party;

III. any evaluation material, design work, technologies, technological ideas or strategies, strategic plans and ideas, innovations, creative plans, concepts and any other plans or ideas developed by the Supplying Party or on its behalf or used by the Supplying Party, whether relating specifically to the Services or otherwise;

IV. any information derived from any other information which falls within this definition of Confidential Information;

V. any copy of any Confidential Information; and

VI. the fact that discussions are taking place between the Parties

but does not include information which:

I. was known or in the possession of the Receiving Party before it was provided to the Receiving Party by the Supplying Party;

II. is, or becomes, publicly available, through no fault of the Receiving Party;

III. is provided to the Receiving Party without restriction or disclosure by a third party, who did not breach any confidentiality obligations by making such a disclosure;

IV. is provided to the Receiving Party by the Supplying Party and is marked "Non Confidential"; or

V. is required by law or regulation to be disclosed, but in the event that this exception applies, it applies only to the absolute minimum necessary and provided that the Supplying Party is first consulted to establish whether and if so how far it is possible to prevent or restrict such enforced disclosure.

c. If there is any doubt as to whether any particular information constitutes Confidential Information, written confirmation is to be obtained from the Supplying Party.

d. This clause will survive termination or expiration of this Agreement.


18. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

a. In connection with the provision of the Services, the Service Provider may generate, create, write or produce intellectual property ("Created IP"), including but not limited to plans, reports, drawings, specifications, advice, analyses, designs, methodologies, code, artwork, or any other intellectual property as required in order to provide the Services to the Client.

b. Unless otherwise agreed between the Parties, any intellectual property rights in any Created IP generated by the Service Provider in connection with the provision of the Services to the Client shall belong to the Client.

c. Unless otherwise agreed between the Parties, any intellectual property rights in any intellectual property provided by the Client to the Service Provider in order to assist in the provision of the Services, shall belong to the Client.

d. This clause will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.


19. WARRANTIES

a. The Service Provider warrants and represents that it will perform the Services using reasonable care and skill for a Service Provider in its field.

b. The Service Provider warrants and represents that any end products or materials given by the Service Provider to the Client under the terms and conditions of this Agreement will not infringe on or violate the intellectual property rights or any other right of any third party.

c. This clause will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.


20. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

a. Except in cases of death or personal injury caused by a Party's negligence, that Party's liability in contract, tort or otherwise arising through or in connection with this Agreement or through or in connection with the completion of obligations under this Agreement, liability shall be limited to Fees paid by the Client to the Service Provider.

b. To the extent it is lawful, neither Party shall be liable to the other Party in contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise for any loss, damage, costs or expenses of any nature whatsoever incurred or suffered by that other Party of an indirect or consequential nature including without limitation any economic loss, data loss, loss of goodwill, or other loss of turnover, profits or business.

c. This clause will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.


21. INDEMNITY

a. The Client hereby indemnifies and keeps indemnified the Service Provider and any of the Service Provider's employees, agents, subcontractors, representatives or affiliates (each hereinafter being referred to as an "Indemnified Party") against any and all loss, damage or liability (whether criminal or civil) suffered and any and all legal and other fees and costs incurred by the Service Provider resulting from:

I. the Services or anything provided under this Agreement;

II. any transaction, contract, event or matter arising from or connected with the provision of the Services; or

III. the relationship between the Service Provider and the Client.

b. The Client shall not be liable under the indemnity given under this clause where a court of competent jurisdiction, giving a final judgment, holds that any loss, damage or liability is the result of the gross negligence, wilful misconduct or bad faith of an Indemnified Party.

c. This clause will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.


22. WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY

a. The Client is committed to providing a workplace to its employees, agents, subcontractors, affiliates or other visitors which is healthy, safe and clean.

b. The Client is committed to creating, motivating and maintaining a positive workplace culture, particularly in relation to workplace health, safety, welfare and wellbeing.

c. The Client's commitment to workplace health and safety may be reflected and implemented through various standards, procedures, guidelines and/or policies ("WHS Policies").

d. The Service Provider must, at the Service Provider's cost, comply with all relevant WHS Policies or any other standards and regulations in relation to workplace health, safety, welfare and wellbeing as required by the Client or by law.

23. COMPETITION

a. The Service Provider agrees that, either during the Term or for the period of time after the Termination Date as set out in this clause ("the Time Period"), and within the geographical area as set out in this clause ("the Geographical Area"), the Service Provider will not either directly or indirectly, whether as employee, partner, sole trader, manager, director, advisor, agent, representative, affiliate, consultant, shareholder, unit holder, trustee, contractor or otherwise, undertake any of the following:

I. engaging in commercial competition with the Client, including but not limited to, through business, marketing, investment or financial activities;

II. engaging in any form of commercial competition either single-handedly or through the employment of or the contracting with a third-party organisation;

III. using any Intellectual Property or Confidential Information directly or indirectly to procure a commercial advantage over the Client or otherwise use any designs, ideas or concepts created by or belonging to the Client without the express written consent of the Client;

IV. soliciting any clients or customers of the Client to provide services or supply goods to them of the same or a similar type to those provided by the Client during the course of this Agreement or for the period of time after the Termination Date as set out in this clause;

V. endeavouring to entice away from the Client or to employ or offer to employ any person who is employed by the Client during the Term or for the period of time after the Termination Date as set out in this clause, whether or not the person would commit a breach of his or her contract of employment by being enticed or accepting employment with them. This prohibition shall not apply to the recruitment of any such employee who has answered a bona fide advertisement or has been recruited by an agency to the Service Provider, if the Service Provider has not given directly or indirectly any form of encouragement to that employee to do so.

b. For the purposes of this clause, "the Time Period" means, from the Termination Date:

I. six months;



c. For the purposes of this clause, "the Geographical Area" means, from the following location:

________

a distance of:

I. one kilometre;

d. The Service Provider is permitted to undertake during the Term work in addition to the work that is covered by this Agreement ("the Other Work"), provided that the Other Work does not interfere with or conflict with the Service Provider's obligations under this Agreement.

e. In the event that the Service Provider becomes aware of any conflict of interest between the Service Provider's obligations under this Agreement and the Other Work, or any interference that the Other Work is causing to the Service Provider's obligations under this Agreement, the Service Provider must inform the Client immediately in writing and must take all steps as reasonably required by the Client in order to resolve the conflict.

f. The Service Provider acknowledges that this clause is reasonable in its duration and its extent and that it is necessary in order to protect the interests of the Client. The Service Provider confirms that this clause does not unreasonably restrict the Service Provider's ability to continue operating the Service Provider's business.

g. This clause will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.


24. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS

a. The Service Provider must, at the Service Provider's own cost, comply with all laws which relate to or affect the Services, the Agreement or the Service Provider, including but not limited to regulations, legislation, delegated legislation, ordinances, rules, codes and any other requirements of any Federal, State or Local authorities, bodies or government departments ("the Laws").

b. The Service Provider hereby indemnifies, keeps indemnified and holds harmless the Client against any actions, costs, charges, claims or demands in relation to a breach of the Laws.

c. This clause will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.


25. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

a. The Parties agree that in relation to the subject matter of this Agreement, this Agreement represents the entire agreement between the Parties. The Parties confirm that no warranties, representations, conditions or collateral agreements affect this Agreement or the subject matter of this Agreement except as expressly provided in this Agreement.

b. The Parties each respectively agree that in entering into this Agreement, they did not do so in reliance on any representations, warranties or other provisions except for those which are expressly provided in this Agreement.

c. The Parties agree that any warranties, conditions or other terms implied by law are expressly excluded from this Agreement to the maximum extent permitted by law.

d. No amendment to or modification of this Agreement, and no additional obligation or obligations in relation to this Agreement or the subject matter of this Agreement, will bind any Party unless evidenced in writing and signed by both Parties.


26. NOTICES

a. Any notice, demand, request or other correspondence in relation to this Agreement, which is required or permitted to be given in writing will be deemed validly given to the Client if delivered to the following address:

________

b. Any notice, demand, request or other correspondence in relation to this Agreement, which is required or permitted to be given in writing will be deemed validly given to the Service Provider if delivered to the following address:

________

c. Either Party ("the Nominating Party") may nominate another address ("the New Address") by notifying the other Party in writing of the New Address. Any notice demand, request or other correspondence in relation to this Agreement, which is required or permitted to be given in writing will, after nomination of the New Address, be deemed validly given if delivered to the Nominating Party at the New Address.


27. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

a. In relation to any correspondence or notification which is required under this Agreement to be provided in writing from one Party to the other Party:

I. such notice is properly given if given to the other Party:

A. by email to an email address that the other Party has nominated, acknowledged or used in connection with the Services or this Agreement.

B. by facsimile to a facsimile address which the other party has nominated, acknowledged or used in connection with the Services or this Agreement.

C. by post to a postal address the other party has nominated, acknowledged or used in connection with the Services or this Agreement.

II. such notice is taken to be received:

A. if sent by email, when the email becomes capable of being retrieved by the recipient at the relevant email address.

B. if sent by facsimile, at the time shown of correct and complete transmission to the recipient's facsimile number by the sending machine.

C. if sent by prepaid post within Australia, five (5) days after the date of posting.

D. if sent by prepaid post to or from an address outside Australia, twenty one (21) days after the date of posting.


28. TERMINATION

a. This Agreement may be terminated by either Party, upon notice in writing:

I. if the other Party commits a material breach of any term of this Agreement that is not capable of being remedied within fourteen (14) days or that should have been remedied within fourteen (14) days after a written request and was not;

II. if the other Party becomes unable to perform its duties under this Agreement, including a duty to pay or a duty to perform;

III. if the other Party or its employees or agents engages in any conduct prejudicial to the business of the other, or in the event that either Party considers that a conflict or potential conflict of interest has arisen between the Parties.

b. This Agreement may be terminated by the Service Provider if the Client fails to pay any requisite Fees within seven (7) days after the date they are due. The Service Provider may terminate the Agreement immediately, with no notice period, in writing.

c. If this Agreement is terminated before the expiration of its natural term, the Client hereby agrees to pay for all Services rendered up to the date of the termination, and for any and all expenditure due for payment after the date of termination for commitments reasonably made and incurred by the Service Provider related to the rendering of Services prior to the date of termination.

d. Any termination of the Agreement under this clause shall not affect the accrued rights and liabilities of either Party under this Agreement or at law and shall be without prejudice to any rights or remedies that either Party may be entitled to.

e. Any part of this Agreement which is meant to continue after termination or which is meant to come into force at or after termination shall not be affected by this clause.


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30. WAIVER

a. The waiver by either Party of any right or remedy in relation to a breach, default, delay or omission by the other Party of any provision or provisions of this Agreement will not be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or other provisions of this Agreement.

b. The failure or delay by either Party in exercising any right or remedy under this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy, nor will it prevent or impair that Party from subsequently exercising that right or remedy.

c. Any rights or remedies provided in this Agreement are cumulative and are in addition to any rights or remedies provided by law.


31. FORCE MAJEURE

a. In the event that circumstances arise which:

I. are outside of the reasonable control of a Party; and

II. materially affect that Party's performance of its obligations under this Agreement; and

III. could not have been reasonably foreseen or avoided;

(hereinafter "the Circumstances"), then that Party will not be deemed to be in breach of this Agreement and will not have any liability under this Agreement for any delays or failures in performance of that Party's respective obligations under this Agreement.

b. In the event that such a delay or failure occurs, the Party affected by the Circumstances must immediately notify the other Party in writing of when the Circumstances cause a delay or failure in performance, and when the Circumstances no longer cause a delay or failure in performance.

c. Either Party may terminate this Agreement, if the Circumstances continue for a continuous period of three months or more, by providing written notice to the other Party.


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33. SEVERABILITY

If any clause or sub-clause of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, it is to be read down or severed such that the remaining clauses and sub-clauses will be enforced to the maximum extent possible. In such circumstances the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.


34. SURVIVAL OF OBLIGATIONS

At the termination or expiration of this Agreement, any provisions of this Agreement which would by their nature be expected to survive termination or expiration shall remain in full force and effect, including but not limited to any provisions which explicitly state that they will survive termination or expiration.

EXECUTED AS AN AGREEMENT THIS ________


Signed for and on behalf of ________ in accordance with section 127(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth) by being signed by ________ and ________, two of its directors:


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________, Director

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________, Director



Signed for and on behalf of ________ in accordance with section 127(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth) by being signed by ________ and ________ two of its directors:


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________, Director

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________, Director

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SERVICE AGREEMENT



THIS AGREEMENT IS DATED: ________

BETWEEN THE SERVICE PROVIDER ("Service Provider"):

________

Of the Following Address:

________

AND THE CLIENT ("Client"):

________

Of the following address:

________



BACKGROUND

The Client requires the services, as described in this Agreement (hereinafter "the Services") to be provided.

The Client wishes to hire an independent contractor to provide the Services to the Client.

The Service Provider has the necessary skills, qualifications and experience to provide the Services to the Client.

The Service Provider agrees to provide the Services to the Client on the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement.


OPERATIVE PROVISIONS

In consideration of the matters described above, and of the mutual benefits and obligations described in this Agreement, the receipt of which and the sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Service Provider and the Client hereby agree as follows:


1. DEFINITIONS

"Agreement" means this Service Agreement

"Agreement Date"
means ________

"Claims" means any claims, losses, proceedings, damages, punitive damages, penalties, demands, fines and liabilities whether criminal, civil, in tort, in contract or otherwise

"Client" means ________

"Commencement Date" means ________

"Confidential Information" has the meaning described in the "Confidential Information" clause of this Agreement

"Due Date" means ________

"Fees" means fees paid by the Client to the Service Provider in accordance with this Agreement

"GST" means Goods and Services Tax imposed on a supply of goods or services in Australia, pursuant to the GST Law

"GST Law" means the same as in the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Commonwealth)

"Intellectual Property"
includes but is not limited to processes, business systems, business know-how, trade secrets, moral rights, goodwill, registered designs, copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade dress, industrial design, trade names or other similar rights, or rights to apply for any of these rights

"Losses" means any losses including but not limited to financial losses, expenses, damages, costs including legal fees, legal costs and other expenses of any nature whatsoever

"Party" means either the Client or the Service Provider

"Parties" means the Client and the Service Provider collectively

"Receiving Party" in relation to a piece of Confidential Information means the Party which receives the Confidential Information from the other Party (whether directly or indirectly)

"Service Provider" means ________

"Services" means the services to be provided by the Service Provider to the client, the specific description of which is as described in this Agreement

"Supplying Party" in relation to a piece of Confidential Information means the Party which supplies the Confidential Information to the other Party (whether directly or indirectly)

"Termination Date" means the earlier of the date that this Agreement is terminated by the Client or the Service Provider, or the date of expiry of this Agreement


2. INTERPRETATION

In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires, the following rules of interpretation shall apply:

a. Words referring to one gender include every other gender.

b. Words referring to a singular number include the plural, and words referring to a plural include the singular.

c. Words referring to a person or persons include firms, corporations, associations, partnerships, joint ventures, authorities, government bodies, organisations and other legal entities, and vice versa.

d. Headings and titles are included in this Agreement for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.

e. Each Party must, at its own expense, take all reasonable steps and do all that is reasonably necessary to give full effect to this Agreement and the events contemplated by it.

f. Any obligation on a Party not to do something includes an obligation not to allow that thing to be done.


3. SERVICES

a. In consideration for the Client paying the Fees, and subject to the provisions of this Agreement, the Service Provider hereby agrees to provide the Client with the following services:

________

b. The Services may also include any other tasks which the Parties may agree on.


4. LOCATION OF SERVICES

a. The Services may be performed at a location as agreed between the Parties.


5. TIMING OF SERVICES

a. The Service Provider will commence providing the Services on ________ ("the Commencement Date").

b. The Service Provider warrants that the Services will be complete by ________ ("the Due Date").


6. TERM

a. The term of this Agreement ("the Term") will commence on the Agreement Date and will continue until the Services have been completed, or such other time as provided in this Agreement.

b. The Term may be extended by written agreement of the Parties.

7. PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES

a. The Services will be performed by the Service Provider personally.

b. The Service Provider may not use any persons to perform the Services except for those persons expressly permitted by this clause, or except for any other persons expressly permitted in writing by the Client.

c. If the Client has reasonable grounds for requiring a certain person or certain persons ("the Certain Person") who have been approved by the Service Provider, to be prevented from performing the Services:

I. the Client must first discuss this matter with the Service Provider; and

II. after discussing this matter with the Service Provider, the Client may provide written notice to the Service Provider, requiring the Service Provider to stop permitting the Certain Person to perform the Services; and

III. after receiving the written notice in accordance with the preceding sub-clause hereof, the Service Provider must, as soon as is reasonably practicable, stop using the Certain Person to perform the Services, and must continue providing the Services through a different person or different persons who is or who are reasonably acceptable to the Client, as soon as reasonably practicable.


8. INSURANCE

a. The Service Provider must obtain all relevant insurance policies ("the Insurance Policies"), including but not limited to:

I. all those insurance policies required by law; and

II. worker's compensation insurance for any of the Service Provider's workers; and

III. public liability insurance for a minimum of an amount to be agreed;

b. Upon the request of the Client, the Service Provider must provide to the Client a copy of the Insurance Policies.

c. Upon the request of the Client, the Service Provider must make sure that the Client is entitled to the benefit of the Insurance Policies, for example by having the Client listed as an interested party under the Insurance Policies, and must provide evidence to the Client, confirming to the Client's reasonable satisfaction, that this has occurred.


9. NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP

a. Nothing in this Agreement constitutes an employment relationship between the Client and the Service Provider or between the Client and the Service Provider's workers (such as the employees, agents or subcontractors of the Service Provider). No relationship of employer and employee is created by this Agreement.

b. Nothing in this Agreement creates a partnership, joint venture, fiduciary relationship, agency or other relationship between the Client and the Service Provider except for the contractual relationship which is provided in this Agreement.

c. The Parties hereby acknowledge and confirm that it is the express intention of all Parties that the Service Provider is acting in relation to the Client as a contractor and not as an employee, partner, joint venture partner, agent or otherwise.


10. CURRENCY

Unless otherwise specifically provided, all monetary amounts contained in this Agreement are in Australian Dollars (AUD).


11. FEES

a. In consideration for the Service Provider providing the Services in accordance with this Agreement, the Client agrees to pay fees to the Service Provider ("Fees") as follows:

I. a fixed sum of: $________

II. the Parties acknowledge that the Fees are exclusive of any Goods and Services Tax ("GST") that may be charged by the Service Provider and therefore that the Service Provider will be entitled to add GST to the Fees.

III. if the Service Provider qualifies under legislation or under an award to be paid superannuation in relation to this Service Agreement, the Client must pay a minimum of 9.5% of the Service Provider's usual payment, or such other amount as is required by the legislation or award, into the Service Provider's superannuation fund ("Superannuation Payment"). The Client must pay the Superannuation Payment in addition to any Fees and GST listed above.


12. MATERIALS, COSTS AND DISBURSEMENTS

The Service Provider is not entitled to charge, and the Client will not be liable for, any additional costs such as costs for materials or disbursements, on top of the Fees which have been set out in this Agreement.


13. INVOICING

a. The Service Provider must provide the Client with a tax invoice in accordance with the GST Law in relation to the Fees.

b. The Service Provider will be entitled to invoice the Client: weekly

c. Once the Service Provider provides a valid invoice in relation to the Fees ("the Invoice"), the Client must make payment within the following timeframe: ________


14. LATE PAYMENT OF INVOICE

a. If the Client does not make payment by the due date for payment as specified in the Invoice, the Service Provider may refrain from providing any further Services, or any other work for the Client or any other services to the Client (even if that work or those services are dealt with under a separate service agreement) until the Invoice has been paid in full.

b. If the Client does not make payment by the due date for payment as specified in the Invoice, the Service Provider may require the Client to pay in advance for any future Services or any part of the Services which have not been performed.


15. CLIENT OBLIGATIONS

The Client:

a. must take all reasonable steps to cooperate in good faith with the Service Provider during the period while the Service Provider is providing the Services to the Client, including by providing to the Service Provider any information or documentation that the Service Provider reasonably requires in order to provide the Services, and making available to the Service Provider any facilities, resources or personnel that the Service Provider reasonably requires in order to provide the Services. The Client may charge the Service Provider for the Client's reasonable costs of cooperating in accordance with this clause.

b. must ensure that the Client's employees, agents and other contractors take all reasonable steps to cooperate in good faith with the Service Provider during the period while the Service Provider is providing the Services to the Client, including by making available any information, documentation, facilities, resources or personnel as reasonably required by the Service Provider, in accordance with this clause.


16. RETURN OF PROPERTY

a. Upon the termination or expiration of this Agreement, each Party will promptly return to the other Party ("the Second Party") respectively any property, documentation, records or confidential information which is the property of the Second Party.

b. In the event that the Client terminates this Agreement prior to completion of the Services:

I. the Service Provider will be entitled to attend the location or locations where the Services were undertaken strictly in order to recover any materials and/or equipment which are the property of the Service Provider; or

II. if agreed between the Parties, the Client may retain the Service Provider's materials and/or equipment but must compensate the Service Provider for the said materials and/or equipment in an amount as agreed between the Parties.


17. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

a. Each Party ("the Receiving Party") shall keep the confidential information of the other Party ("the Supplying Party") confidential and secret, whether disclosed to or received by the Receiving Party. The Receiving Party shall only use the confidential information of the Supplying Party for the purpose of performing the Receiving Party's obligations under this Agreement. The Receiving Party shall inform its employees, officers, agents or subcontractors of the Receiving Party's obligations under the provisions of this clause, and must ensure that the Receiving Party's officers, employees and agents meet those obligations.

b. For the purpose of this Agreement, "Confidential Information" means all information relating to the Supplying Party which might fairly be considered to be of a confidential nature and includes, but is not limited to:

I. information of whatever nature, without limitation, which is obtained in any form by the Receiving Party from the Supplying Party or its advisers, or by observations during visits, or by demonstrations;

II. information of whatever nature relating to the business activities, practices and finances of the Supplying Party;

III. any evaluation material, design work, technologies, technological ideas or strategies, strategic plans and ideas, innovations, creative plans, concepts and any other plans or ideas developed by the Supplying Party or on its behalf or used by the Supplying Party, whether relating specifically to the Services or otherwise;

IV. any information derived from any other information which falls within this definition of Confidential Information;

V. any copy of any Confidential Information; and

VI. the fact that discussions are taking place between the Parties

but does not include information which:

I. was known or in the possession of the Receiving Party before it was provided to the Receiving Party by the Supplying Party;

II. is, or becomes, publicly available, through no fault of the Receiving Party;

III. is provided to the Receiving Party without restriction or disclosure by a third party, who did not breach any confidentiality obligations by making such a disclosure;

IV. is provided to the Receiving Party by the Supplying Party and is marked "Non Confidential"; or

V. is required by law or regulation to be disclosed, but in the event that this exception applies, it applies only to the absolute minimum necessary and provided that the Supplying Party is first consulted to establish whether and if so how far it is possible to prevent or restrict such enforced disclosure.

c. If there is any doubt as to whether any particular information constitutes Confidential Information, written confirmation is to be obtained from the Supplying Party.

d. This clause will survive termination or expiration of this Agreement.


18. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

a. In connection with the provision of the Services, the Service Provider may generate, create, write or produce intellectual property ("Created IP"), including but not limited to plans, reports, drawings, specifications, advice, analyses, designs, methodologies, code, artwork, or any other intellectual property as required in order to provide the Services to the Client.

b. Unless otherwise agreed between the Parties, any intellectual property rights in any Created IP generated by the Service Provider in connection with the provision of the Services to the Client shall belong to the Client.

c. Unless otherwise agreed between the Parties, any intellectual property rights in any intellectual property provided by the Client to the Service Provider in order to assist in the provision of the Services, shall belong to the Client.

d. This clause will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.


19. WARRANTIES

a. The Service Provider warrants and represents that it will perform the Services using reasonable care and skill for a Service Provider in its field.

b. The Service Provider warrants and represents that any end products or materials given by the Service Provider to the Client under the terms and conditions of this Agreement will not infringe on or violate the intellectual property rights or any other right of any third party.

c. This clause will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.


20. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

a. Except in cases of death or personal injury caused by a Party's negligence, that Party's liability in contract, tort or otherwise arising through or in connection with this Agreement or through or in connection with the completion of obligations under this Agreement, liability shall be limited to Fees paid by the Client to the Service Provider.

b. To the extent it is lawful, neither Party shall be liable to the other Party in contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise for any loss, damage, costs or expenses of any nature whatsoever incurred or suffered by that other Party of an indirect or consequential nature including without limitation any economic loss, data loss, loss of goodwill, or other loss of turnover, profits or business.

c. This clause will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.


21. INDEMNITY

a. The Client hereby indemnifies and keeps indemnified the Service Provider and any of the Service Provider's employees, agents, subcontractors, representatives or affiliates (each hereinafter being referred to as an "Indemnified Party") against any and all loss, damage or liability (whether criminal or civil) suffered and any and all legal and other fees and costs incurred by the Service Provider resulting from:

I. the Services or anything provided under this Agreement;

II. any transaction, contract, event or matter arising from or connected with the provision of the Services; or

III. the relationship between the Service Provider and the Client.

b. The Client shall not be liable under the indemnity given under this clause where a court of competent jurisdiction, giving a final judgment, holds that any loss, damage or liability is the result of the gross negligence, wilful misconduct or bad faith of an Indemnified Party.

c. This clause will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.


22. WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY

a. The Client is committed to providing a workplace to its employees, agents, subcontractors, affiliates or other visitors which is healthy, safe and clean.

b. The Client is committed to creating, motivating and maintaining a positive workplace culture, particularly in relation to workplace health, safety, welfare and wellbeing.

c. The Client's commitment to workplace health and safety may be reflected and implemented through various standards, procedures, guidelines and/or policies ("WHS Policies").

d. The Service Provider must, at the Service Provider's cost, comply with all relevant WHS Policies or any other standards and regulations in relation to workplace health, safety, welfare and wellbeing as required by the Client or by law.

23. COMPETITION

a. The Service Provider agrees that, either during the Term or for the period of time after the Termination Date as set out in this clause ("the Time Period"), and within the geographical area as set out in this clause ("the Geographical Area"), the Service Provider will not either directly or indirectly, whether as employee, partner, sole trader, manager, director, advisor, agent, representative, affiliate, consultant, shareholder, unit holder, trustee, contractor or otherwise, undertake any of the following:

I. engaging in commercial competition with the Client, including but not limited to, through business, marketing, investment or financial activities;

II. engaging in any form of commercial competition either single-handedly or through the employment of or the contracting with a third-party organisation;

III. using any Intellectual Property or Confidential Information directly or indirectly to procure a commercial advantage over the Client or otherwise use any designs, ideas or concepts created by or belonging to the Client without the express written consent of the Client;

IV. soliciting any clients or customers of the Client to provide services or supply goods to them of the same or a similar type to those provided by the Client during the course of this Agreement or for the period of time after the Termination Date as set out in this clause;

V. endeavouring to entice away from the Client or to employ or offer to employ any person who is employed by the Client during the Term or for the period of time after the Termination Date as set out in this clause, whether or not the person would commit a breach of his or her contract of employment by being enticed or accepting employment with them. This prohibition shall not apply to the recruitment of any such employee who has answered a bona fide advertisement or has been recruited by an agency to the Service Provider, if the Service Provider has not given directly or indirectly any form of encouragement to that employee to do so.

b. For the purposes of this clause, "the Time Period" means, from the Termination Date:

I. six months;



c. For the purposes of this clause, "the Geographical Area" means, from the following location:

________

a distance of:

I. one kilometre;

d. The Service Provider is permitted to undertake during the Term work in addition to the work that is covered by this Agreement ("the Other Work"), provided that the Other Work does not interfere with or conflict with the Service Provider's obligations under this Agreement.

e. In the event that the Service Provider becomes aware of any conflict of interest between the Service Provider's obligations under this Agreement and the Other Work, or any interference that the Other Work is causing to the Service Provider's obligations under this Agreement, the Service Provider must inform the Client immediately in writing and must take all steps as reasonably required by the Client in order to resolve the conflict.

f. The Service Provider acknowledges that this clause is reasonable in its duration and its extent and that it is necessary in order to protect the interests of the Client. The Service Provider confirms that this clause does not unreasonably restrict the Service Provider's ability to continue operating the Service Provider's business.

g. This clause will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.


24. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS

a. The Service Provider must, at the Service Provider's own cost, comply with all laws which relate to or affect the Services, the Agreement or the Service Provider, including but not limited to regulations, legislation, delegated legislation, ordinances, rules, codes and any other requirements of any Federal, State or Local authorities, bodies or government departments ("the Laws").

b. The Service Provider hereby indemnifies, keeps indemnified and holds harmless the Client against any actions, costs, charges, claims or demands in relation to a breach of the Laws.

c. This clause will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.


25. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

a. The Parties agree that in relation to the subject matter of this Agreement, this Agreement represents the entire agreement between the Parties. The Parties confirm that no warranties, representations, conditions or collateral agreements affect this Agreement or the subject matter of this Agreement except as expressly provided in this Agreement.

b. The Parties each respectively agree that in entering into this Agreement, they did not do so in reliance on any representations, warranties or other provisions except for those which are expressly provided in this Agreement.

c. The Parties agree that any warranties, conditions or other terms implied by law are expressly excluded from this Agreement to the maximum extent permitted by law.

d. No amendment to or modification of this Agreement, and no additional obligation or obligations in relation to this Agreement or the subject matter of this Agreement, will bind any Party unless evidenced in writing and signed by both Parties.


26. NOTICES

a. Any notice, demand, request or other correspondence in relation to this Agreement, which is required or permitted to be given in writing will be deemed validly given to the Client if delivered to the following address:

________

b. Any notice, demand, request or other correspondence in relation to this Agreement, which is required or permitted to be given in writing will be deemed validly given to the Service Provider if delivered to the following address:

________

c. Either Party ("the Nominating Party") may nominate another address ("the New Address") by notifying the other Party in writing of the New Address. Any notice demand, request or other correspondence in relation to this Agreement, which is required or permitted to be given in writing will, after nomination of the New Address, be deemed validly given if delivered to the Nominating Party at the New Address.


27. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

a. In relation to any correspondence or notification which is required under this Agreement to be provided in writing from one Party to the other Party:

I. such notice is properly given if given to the other Party:

A. by email to an email address that the other Party has nominated, acknowledged or used in connection with the Services or this Agreement.

B. by facsimile to a facsimile address which the other party has nominated, acknowledged or used in connection with the Services or this Agreement.

C. by post to a postal address the other party has nominated, acknowledged or used in connection with the Services or this Agreement.

II. such notice is taken to be received:

A. if sent by email, when the email becomes capable of being retrieved by the recipient at the relevant email address.

B. if sent by facsimile, at the time shown of correct and complete transmission to the recipient's facsimile number by the sending machine.

C. if sent by prepaid post within Australia, five (5) days after the date of posting.

D. if sent by prepaid post to or from an address outside Australia, twenty one (21) days after the date of posting.


28. TERMINATION

a. This Agreement may be terminated by either Party, upon notice in writing:

I. if the other Party commits a material breach of any term of this Agreement that is not capable of being remedied within fourteen (14) days or that should have been remedied within fourteen (14) days after a written request and was not;

II. if the other Party becomes unable to perform its duties under this Agreement, including a duty to pay or a duty to perform;

III. if the other Party or its employees or agents engages in any conduct prejudicial to the business of the other, or in the event that either Party considers that a conflict or potential conflict of interest has arisen between the Parties.

b. This Agreement may be terminated by the Service Provider if the Client fails to pay any requisite Fees within seven (7) days after the date they are due. The Service Provider may terminate the Agreement immediately, with no notice period, in writing.

c. If this Agreement is terminated before the expiration of its natural term, the Client hereby agrees to pay for all Services rendered up to the date of the termination, and for any and all expenditure due for payment after the date of termination for commitments reasonably made and incurred by the Service Provider related to the rendering of Services prior to the date of termination.

d. Any termination of the Agreement under this clause shall not affect the accrued rights and liabilities of either Party under this Agreement or at law and shall be without prejudice to any rights or remedies that either Party may be entitled to.

e. Any part of this Agreement which is meant to continue after termination or which is meant to come into force at or after termination shall not be affected by this clause.


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30. WAIVER

a. The waiver by either Party of any right or remedy in relation to a breach, default, delay or omission by the other Party of any provision or provisions of this Agreement will not be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or other provisions of this Agreement.

b. The failure or delay by either Party in exercising any right or remedy under this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy, nor will it prevent or impair that Party from subsequently exercising that right or remedy.

c. Any rights or remedies provided in this Agreement are cumulative and are in addition to any rights or remedies provided by law.


31. FORCE MAJEURE

a. In the event that circumstances arise which:

I. are outside of the reasonable control of a Party; and

II. materially affect that Party's performance of its obligations under this Agreement; and

III. could not have been reasonably foreseen or avoided;

(hereinafter "the Circumstances"), then that Party will not be deemed to be in breach of this Agreement and will not have any liability under this Agreement for any delays or failures in performance of that Party's respective obligations under this Agreement.

b. In the event that such a delay or failure occurs, the Party affected by the Circumstances must immediately notify the other Party in writing of when the Circumstances cause a delay or failure in performance, and when the Circumstances no longer cause a delay or failure in performance.

c. Either Party may terminate this Agreement, if the Circumstances continue for a continuous period of three months or more, by providing written notice to the other Party.


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33. SEVERABILITY

If any clause or sub-clause of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, it is to be read down or severed such that the remaining clauses and sub-clauses will be enforced to the maximum extent possible. In such circumstances the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.


34. SURVIVAL OF OBLIGATIONS

At the termination or expiration of this Agreement, any provisions of this Agreement which would by their nature be expected to survive termination or expiration shall remain in full force and effect, including but not limited to any provisions which explicitly state that they will survive termination or expiration.

EXECUTED AS AN AGREEMENT THIS ________


Signed for and on behalf of ________ in accordance with section 127(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth) by being signed by ________ and ________, two of its directors:


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________, Director

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________, Director



Signed for and on behalf of ________ in accordance with section 127(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth) by being signed by ________ and ________ two of its directors:


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________, Director

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________, Director