Back to Work program

Significant updates have been made to the Back to Work program from 1 July 2018. Read about updates to the Back to Work program.

Back to Work Regional

The Back to Work Regional program gives Queensland employers the confidence to take on new employees and to use this opportunity to grow their businesses.

Eligible employers will receive payments of up to $20,000 to hire an unemployed jobseeker in a full-time position.

Eligible regions include:

  • Wide Bay Burnett
  • Central Queensland
  • Mackay/Whitsunday
  • South West Queensland
  • North Queensland
  • North West Queensland
  • Far North Queensland.

Back to Work teams are based throughout regional Queensland to support both employers and jobseekers locally.

Read the eligibility criteria and learn more about the Back to Work Regional program.

Back to Work South East Queensland

The Back to Work South East Queensland (SEQ) program assists eligible employers to hire a new worker and use the opportunity to grow their business. Employers must employ eligible jobseekers in a full-time position.

Payments of up to $20,000 are available to hire an unemployed jobseeker in SEQ areas experiencing significant labour market challenges.

Eligible areas include:

  • Ipswich
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Logan
  • Moreton Bay
  • Scenic Rim
  • Somerset.

Back to Work teams are available to support both employers and jobseekers locally.

Read the eligibility criteria and learn more about the Back to Work SEQ program.