Work Stay Play Program NT

The Work Stay Play program provides funding to NT businesses and critical work sectors to help them attract workers.
Application detail:

Apply at any time.

What do you get?

Funding of up to $1,000 for each new eligible worker, capped at a total amount of $20,000

Who is this for?

Northern Territory tourism and hospitality, agriculture (plant production) and aged care businesses.


Eligible businesses can apply for up to $1,000 for each new eligible worker. The cap on the total amount claimable is $20,000.

Employers must be able to demonstrate that the worker has completed:

  • an average of 30 hours per week over 8 consecutive weeks, or
  • at least 30 hours per week for a minimum of 8 weeks over a 10-week period.

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To be eligible, employers must:

  • is a legal entity, with or without a registered business name
  • holds a valid Australian business number
  • has an annual turnover between $75,000 and $10 million
  • has a physical address in the NT
  • has successfully registered with the department.

An eligible worker is a person who:

  • has relocated to the NT from outside the Territory to take up employment with an eligible employer
  • is either an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or is otherwise legally authorised to work in Australia
  • is not related to, or a relative of, the employer.

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