Regional Skills Relocation Grant NSW

This program assists regional NSW businesses in identified industries attract skilled and specialised employees from NSW metropolitan areas, interstate or internationally, to regional NSW.
Closes in 4 days

Closing date: Friday 15 December 2023 Fri 15 Dec 2023

What do you get?

Funding of up to $12,500.

Who is this for?

Regional NSW businesses in identified industries.


Eligible costs covered by this grant, include the following relocation expenses:

  • furniture removal, including removalist services or trailer/truck or ute hire to relocate the employee's home/residence
  • pet boarding for up to 3 months
  • travel for employee and immediate family to relocate
  • temporary accommodation for up to 3 months
  • furniture storage for up to 3 months.

Up to $1,000 of the grant may be accessed to support an in-person candidate interview, or pre-employment site-visit (payable if candidate is successfully employed).

Eligible businesses can also claim up to $2,500, as part of their total grant, to access qualified recruitment services, or HR professionals, to provide tailored recruitment assistance for the pre-approved role/s. The business can apply to be reimbursed once a candidate has been successfully employed.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, your business must be a private business, or co-operative operating as a legal entity and operating within an eligible industry.

Businesses must also:

  • be relocating to, or setting up in, regional NSW and creating at least 5 new ongoing full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs (a mix of skilled and unskilled positions) in the local community, or
  • already operating in regional NSW and seeking to recruit eligible employees.

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