Fees and Charges

For Service Contractor

Projects

Freelancer is free to sign up, post a project, receive bids from freelancers, review the freelancer’s portfolio and discuss the project requirements. If you choose to award the project, and the freelancer accepts, we charge you a small project fee relative to the value of the selected bid, as an introduction fee.
The cost and how this fee is charged depends on the type of project.
For fixed price projects, a fee of 1.5% or $1 USD (whichever is greater) is levied at the time a project that has been awarded by you has been accepted by each freelancer you award. If you subsequently pay the freelancer more than the original bid amount we will also charge the project fee on any overage payments.
For hourly projects, a fee of 1.5% or $1 USD (whichever is greater)is levied on each payment that you make to the freelancer.

Services

At the time of ordering a service, Service Contractor must provide funds equivalent to the total service price. The payment is protected by the Construction Freelancing Milestone Payment System. Only release the payment once you are 100% happy with the work that has been delivered.

For Service Provider

Freelancer is free to sign up, create a profile, select skills of projects you are interested in, upload a portfolio, receive project notifications, discuss project details with the employer, bid on projects and enter contests.

Projects

For fixed price projects, if you are awarded a project, and you accept, we charge you a small project fee relative to the value of the selected bid, as an introduction fee. If you are subsequently paid more than the original bid amount, we will also charge the project fee on any overage payments.
For hourly projects, a fee of 1.5% or $1 USD (whichever is greater) is levied on each payment as it is made by the employer to you.
The fee for fixed price projects is 1.5% or $1 USD, whichever is greater.

Services

If you are subsequently hired to perform that Service, a fee of 1.5% of the total service price or $1 USD (whichever is greater) is charged. This is charged when the service is ordered by way of a deduction from the payment you receive.

Other Fees

Projects

The following fees are optionally charged for additional services.

Featured Listing Fee: $5 USD

Sealed Bidding Fee: $5 USD

Hide Project from Search Engines Fee: $5 USD

Arbitration Fees

The arbitration fee for a milestone dispute is $85 USD or 5%, whichever is greater

Taxes

Australian residents are subject to GST of 10%. Other government taxes may apply, depending on your region.