Back to Work Regional Employment Package

Your business may be able to access support to create job opportunities for regional jobseekers through the Back to Work Regional Employment Package.

If you employ a jobseeker from 1 July 2016 in a role located outside South East Queensland, you may be eligible for an Employer Support Payment of $10,000. This increases to $15,000 for long-term unemployed.

To be eligible for the support payments, your new employee must start working for you on, or after, 1 July 2016. They must be employed for at least 4 weeks before you can apply.

Applications for Employer Support Payments will be open from 29 July 2016.

You must apply within 3 months (12 weeks) of the employee’s commencement date. Applications received after this time will not be accepted.

You will also have access to a Back to Work Employer Officer who will work with you to access information and create new job opportunities.

The package will be available in the following regional areas:

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

Eligibility criteria apply. Find out more about Back to Work.