Most organisations that are a part of WA Health provide employees access to E-stralian who work with salary packaging providers, SmartSalary and Paywise. E-stralian will assist you with e-bike choice and organise the paperwork with your participating salary packaging provider. It is hoped staff will cycle to work in favour of taking their car to a hospital site, whilst enjoying the benefits of cycling.
E-stralian’s all-inclusive package includes insurance, servicing and repairs and is beneficial for new riders, families, mature aged cyclists as well as the most experienced riders. You can test ride and have your bike serviced at a participating local bike shop.
Through E-stralian you can novate lease an e-bike which means your salary packager will deduct the cost of your all-inclusive lease from your pre-tax salary. You can choose to have a 1-5 year lease and after 5 years, the e-bike is yours to own. On a 1-4 year lease, you simply return the bike. E-stralian will assist you by helping you choose an e-bike that will best suit your lifestyle. Because the e-bike is a fringe benefit it should primarily be used for work purposes but you can use it outside of work as well.
Local riders have relayed that the best benefit from commencing their e-bike lease is the time they save by commuting with their e-bikes. The fact that e-bikes are fun and you can do exercise (or not so much) on your commute is a huge benefit as well.
There are currently 14 E-stralian riders at WA Health that benefit from E-stralian’s all-inclusive tax benefit. Contact Megan at email@example.com
Nick says "the bike is really amazing! Many thanks for all the help in making the whole process so easy. The cycling store has been really great - the bike was beautifully set up. They showed excellent attention to detail and a real passion for the brand. So I am really happy. The bike is a real head turner and conversation starter too!"
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