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Wage Subsidies


Wage Subsidies provide financial incentives to employers to hire and retain eligible job seekers in ongoing and sustainable positions.
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Application detail:

Applications may be made at any time.

What you get?

Subsidies of up to $10,000.

Who is this for?

Australian businesses.

Overview

Wage subsidies provide Australian businesses with financial incentives to hire and retain eligible job seekers in ongoing and sustainable positions.

Up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) is available for new employees who are:

  • 15 to 24 years of age
  • Indigenous Australians
  • 50 years of age and over

Up to $6,500 (GST inclusive) is available for new employees who are:

  • 25 to 29 years of age
  • parents
  • registered with an employment services provider for 12 months or more

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • hire an eligible jobseeker for an ongoing position
  • not be an Australian, state or territory government Agency
  • not have previously received a wage subsidy for the same person
  • offer a job that is expected to be ongoing and for an average of 20 hours per week over the 6 months of the wage subsidy agreement
  • offer a job that complies with employment standards for the position - for example, is suitable work and pays as a minimum the national award wage

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Wage Subsidies.

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