Wage subsidies and government funding

It takes time and money to find and train new staff. The Australian Government’s Wage Subsidy Scheme provides up to $10,000 per employee to help employers provide sustainable employment for workers with different needs. We can help you determine if businesses are eligible for the wage subsidies.

Examples of wage subsidies funding that may be available for new employees includes the cost of their transport to and from work and the cost of tools, clothing and equipment they need to do their job.

Which wage subsidies and financial incentives are available to your business?

Please refer to the wage subsidy fact sheet for employers for specific wage subsidies figures.

The following wage subsidies apply to eligible new employee placements:

  • Restart Program – up to $10,000 wage subsidy for employing staff 50 years of age and above in ongoing roles
  • Up to $10,000 wage subsidy for employing staff between 15 and 29 years of age
  • Up to $10,000 wage subsidy for employing a staff member who is a parent
  • Up to to $10,000 wage subsidy for employees who have been registered with WISE Employment for 12 months or longer
  • Up to $10,000 wage subsidy for employment of Indigenous Australians

Apprenticeships and traineeships are also eligible for a wage subsidy along with other financial incentives available to employers under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program.

Read more about the Wage Subsidy Scheme

Employment Assistance Fund

The Employment Assistance Fund helps people with disability and their employers by providing financial assistance for work-related equipment, modifications and services.

Financial assistance is available for assistive technology, electronic and communication equipment, specialist support for employees with learning disability or mental illness, Auslan interpreting for job interviews and work-related activities, deafness awareness training and other disability awareness training.

Read more about the Employment Assistance Fund

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