Restart - help to employ mature workers

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Restart is a financial incentive of up to $10,000 inclusive) to encourage businesses to hire and retain mature age employees who are 50 years of age and over.

Payments are made by employment services providers to businesses over six months. Employers can negotiate how often they receive the payments. 

Further information on the eligibility requirements for Restart, and other financial incentives available, can be found on the  wage subsidies page.

More information

If you have any questions or would like to apply for Restart contact an employment services provider.

If you are not registered with a provider you can find one through the provider search on the jobactive website or by calling the Employer Hotline on 13 17 15.

Call charges apply for calls to ‘13’ numbers from mobile phones.


The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Restart - help to employ mature workers.

Employers offer advice for mature age workers

News | 26 September 2018

The advice from employers for mature age workers is to not hide their light under a bushel.

The Prime Minister and Minister Hartsuyker launch the Restart Programme

News | 15 July 2014

The Prime Minister and Minister Hartsuyker joined together in Sydney on Friday to officially launch the Restart programme.