JobMaker Hiring Credit

Provides employers with incentive payments for hiring job seekers aged 16 to 35.

The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Up to $200 per week.

Who is this for?

Employers operating a business or not-for-profit in Australia.


If you hire new employees, you may be eligible to receive payments under the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme.

If you and your new employees are eligible, you can register and then claim JobMaker Hiring Credit payments for 12 months for each new job filled.

You may be able to get payments of:

  • up to $200 a week – for each eligible employee aged 16 to 29 years old
  • up to $100 a week – for each eligible employee aged 30 to 35 years old.

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Eligible employers

Eligible business employers must:

  • register for the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme
  • operate a business in Australia
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for pay as you go (PAYG) withholding
  • have not claimed JobKeeper payments for a fortnight that started during the JobMaker period
  • be up-to-date with income tax and GST returns for the 2 years up to the end of the JobMaker period you’re claiming for
  • satisfy payroll increase and the headcount increase conditions
  • satisfy reporting requirements
  • not belong to an ineligible employer category.

Eligible employees

Employees are eligible if they:

  • are an employee during the JobMaker period
  • are 16 to 35 years old when they started employment
  • started employment on or after 7 October 2020 and before 7 October 2021
  • worked or have been paid for an average of at least 20 hours per week they were employed
  • have completed a JobMaker Hiring Credit employee notice for the employer
  • have not already provided a JobMaker Hiring Credit employee notice to another current employer
  • received one of the following payments prior to starting employment:   
    • JobSeeker Payment
    • Parenting Payment
    • Youth Allowance (unless they were getting it for full-time study or are a new apprentice).

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