Back to Work program
The Queensland Government has announced up to $140 million over 4 years for a revitalised Back to Work program.
Back to Work provides eligible businesses the confidence to employ Queenslanders who have experienced a period of unemployment and helps workers facing disadvantage in the labour market.
The revitalised Back to Work program will be available from 1 July 2021 with more information available on the Back to Work website in the coming weeks.
Employers may still make an application under the current Back to Work program if they employed their eligible employee up to and including 30 June 2021.
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.
Eligible regions include:
- Wide Bay Burnett
- Central Queensland
- 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.
Payments of up to $20,000 are available to hire an unemployed jobseeker in SEQ areas experiencing significant labour market challenges.
Eligible areas include:
- Lockyer Valley
- Moreton Bay
- Scenic Rim
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.
- Last reviewed: 5 Jul 2019
- Last updated: 13 Jun 2021