Queensland Government: Back to Work employer support payments

Status: Ongoing

Region: Central Queensland, Far North Queensland, North Queensland, North West Queensland, South West Queensland, and Wide Bay Burnett

Amount: $10,000 - $15,000


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Support payments of up to $20,000 are available for eligible employers who hire eligible unemployed Queenslanders.

The Back to Work program is designed to give businesses the confidence to employ Queenslanders who have experienced a period of unemployment. Support payments are available to eligible employers who hire a previously unemployed Queenslander who has experienced a minimum period of unemployment directly prior to commencing work with them.

The program is available throughout regional Queensland and in some areas of South East Queensland (SEQ).

Employer Support Payments are available to eligible employers who meet all the program eligibility criteria.

The program is not a wage subsidy. The decision to employ someone is at the discretion of the employer and must be a business decision that is independent of the availability of the Back to Work support payment.

Employers can make an online application through QGrants after the eligible employee completes four weeks of continuous paid employment. Initial applications must be received within eight weeks of the employee completing four weeks of continuous employment.


For more information: https://backtowork.initiatives.qld.gov.au/for-employers/employer-support-payment/