JobCover6 NSW

JobCover6 supports employers to offer employment for up to 6 months duration to a worker recovering from a work-related injury, where the worker is looking for new employment.


Application detail:

Apply at any time.

What do you get?

Incentive payments of up to $10,400 for up to 6 months.

Who is this for?

NSW businesses.


Employers participating in this scheme will receive:

  • incentive payments of up to $10,400 for up to 6 months
  • an exemption of the injured worker’s wages from the employer’s workers compensation premium calculation for 2 years
  • protection against the costs of changes to the worker’s existing injury for up to 2 years

The weekly incentive payment is a maximum of $400 per week.

Payments are calculated on a weekly basis. The amount paid will be either the gross weekly wage paid to the worker, or $400 per week should the gross wage exceed the weekly incentive payment amount.

Example 1: If the worker’s weekly wage is $750, the employer incentive payment will be $400.

Example 2: If the worker’s weekly wage is $300, the employer incentive payment will be $300.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, employers must:

  • be a different employer to the pre-injury employer
  • hold a current workers compensation policy with an insurer or a self-insurer’s licence
  • not be grouped with the pre-injury employer for workers compensation insurance or insured under the same group self-insurer licence as the pre-injury employer
  • have offered employment to a worker for an agreed period
  • not be in receipt of any other wage subsidy for the worker
  • adhere to their jurisdiction’s workers compensation and workplace health and safety legislation

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at JobCover6 .

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