Employers can receive up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) over six months if they employ eligible mature age job seekers. Payments are made over six months and employers can negotiate how often they receive them. Employers may also be able to receive a kickstart payment of up to 40 per cent of the total wage subsidy after four weeks of the job starting. Further information can be found on the wage subsidies page.
Restart advertising campaign
To encourage take up of the Restart wage subsidy and get more mature age job seekers into work, the Department of Employment launched the Restart communications campaign in 2014. Campaign materials can be found on the restart campaign page
If you have any questions or would like to apply for a wage subsidy, contact a local employment services provider.
You can find your local provider by calling the Employer Hotline on 13 17 15 or through the provider search on the jobactive website.
For a version of this information to print, download the ‘Restart Wage Subsidies – up to $10,000 for employers’ fact sheet
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