Subcontractor Agreement Template

Subcontractor Agreement Template


Subcontractors can be a gift to a new company looking to grow. If you’re going through a growth spurt and you’re ready to scale up, as it were, but you’re still apprehensive about hiring a full-on employee while you’re still figuring out how much and what exactly you need to expand, then this Subcontractor Agreement is for you. Read on, friend.


This Subcontractor Agreement allows you to focus on expanding your business while you let a fabulous freelancer with expertise in social media marketing, web development and all things digital do the work that you don’t have time to learn about. Also, maybe it’s boring for you. Your freelancer? They probably love it. Use this agreement for them. 

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Key Features

  • Contract fees (including timing of payments)
  • Ownership of Intellectual Property
  • Obligations of Independent Contractor
  • Non-competition clause
  • Confidentiality clause
  • Indemnities and warranties
  • Plus other standard legal provisions


  • Word format for quick and easy editing
  • User Guide to walk you through what it all means

For Who

Service providers wanting to subcontract to other service providers (e.g. a VA subcontracting to a graphic designer)

For What

Use this if you are engaging a subcontractor instead of an employee, make sure that any intellectual property created by the contractor is owned by you. This Subontractor Agreement can be adapted so that you can use it whether you are hiring an individual or a company to do the work.

Not For

This is NOT the right agreement if you are keen to hire someone as a full time or part time employee. Make sure you understand the difference between an independent contractor and an employee so you don’t land in hot water. This handy little tool from the ATO will help you decide whether your worker is an employee or a contractor for tax and super purposes: ATO Tool. Thanks, ATO!

If you’re still unsure, please get in touch with a lawyer. Guess what? We know a few over here at Foundd Legal who are happy to assist!

Lastly, if you’re providing the services, we recommend our Services Agreement (which you can also use where you are the receiver of the services! How helpful is that?).

Please note that using our online services and templates doesn’t constitute legal advice and doesn’t create a lawyer-client relationship between you and Foundd Legal. If you have questions about the contract template and whether it fits your specific needs or need legal advice, why not book in a free consultation? The information offered on should be considered informational only and is NOT LEGAL ADVICE.

Jurisdiction: All Australian jurisdictions. This template adheres to Australian principles of contract law and is designed for those doing business in Australia. While similar principles may apply in your jurisdiction, please consult with a lawyer qualified in your jurisdiction.

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