Wage subsidies up to a maximum of $10,000 may be available to businesses that hire eligible individuals into ongoing jobs.

If you have an ABN and are looking to fill an ongoing position, get in touch with your Workforce Australia, ParentsNext or Transition to Work provider to help you find the right person for your job.

Your provider may offer you a wage subsidy to help with some of the initial costs of hiring a new employee.


Wage subsidies are for new and ongoing employment positions. They can be for full-time, part-time, casual, or even a traineeship or apprenticeship positions.

It’s important to note that you can’t access a wage subsidy if you are getting other government funding for the same position.

Contact your Provider to get more information on eligibility and how wage subsidies can be tailored to suit your business.


You may get financial assistance to support your new employee to settle into their new role.

Apply for a wage subsidy

Talk to a Workforce Australia Employment Service Provider to find out more.

To access a wage subsidy, you will need to enter into a wage subsidy agreement with your provider.

You will need to sign in, or set up, a Workforce Australia account to approve your wage subsidy agreement, update your details and manage wage subsidy payments online.

You must finalise your wage subsidy agreement online within 28 days of the new employee’s start date to be eligible for payment.

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