Wage subsidies available

Federal government wage subsidies are available to provide financial incentives to hire and retain eligible participants.

Australian businesses looking to fill an ongoing position can apply for subsidies up to a maximum of $10,000.

The subsidies may be available to businesses that hire eligible individuals into ongoing jobs.

Businesses looking to fill an ongoing position should get in touch with their nearest Workforce Australia, ParentsNext or Transition to Work provider for help to find the right person for the job.

Providers may offer a wage subsidy to help with some of the initial costs of hiring a new employee, to help ensure the success of their employment.

To be eligible to access a wage subsidy, an organisation must:
* Have a valid Australian business number (ABN), and
* Have an account registered with Workforce Australia Online for Businesses.

To access a wage subsidy, you will need to enter into a wage-subsidy agreement with your provider.

You will need a Workforce Australia Online for Business account to approve your wage-subsidy agreement, update your details and manage wage-subsidy payments online.

You must finalise your wage subsidy agreement online within 28 days of the new employee’s start date to be eligible for payment.

More information on the application process is available at dewr.gov.au.

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