Self-employment—New Business Assistance with NEIS

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Individuals not in employment, education or training who are interested in running their own business may be eligible for New Business Assistance with NEIS.

What is New Business Assistance with NEIS?

New Business Assistance can help by providing:

  • Accredited small business training;
  • Personalised mentoring and support from a NEIS provider in the first year of the new business to help the individual put their business idea into practice; and
  • NEIS Allowance for up to 39 weeks and NEIS Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks (if eligible).

30 Years of Success

New Business Assistance with NEIS has been providing assistance to eligible individuals for over 30 years. The 30 Years of Success is a booklet that has been created to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the program. The booklet contains 30 innovative NEIS business success stories and achievements.

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The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Self-employment—New Business Assistance with NEIS.


  1. 30 Years of the NEIS

    Created: 14 March 2016

    Book - Celebrating 30 Years of the NEIS - Thirty Years of Success Stories

  2. Entrepreneurship Facilitator Maps

    Created: 14 December 2018  |  Last modified: 13 June 2019

    Maps of the 23 Entrepreneurship Facilitator Locations.

  3. Entrepreneurship Facilitators Deed 2019-2022

    Created: 3 October 2019

    Entrepreneurship Facilitators Deed 2019-2022. Date of effect: 2 January 2019

  4. Entrepreneurship Facilitators Deed 2019-2022- General Deed Variation No. 1

    Created: 3 October 2019

    This document reflects where the Entrepreneurship Facilitators Deed was amended as part of the General Deed Variation No. 1. Effective 1 July 2019.

  5. Entrepreneurship Facilitators Deed 2019-2022- incorporating GDV No.1

    Created: 3 October 2019

    Entrepreneurship Facilitators Deed 2019-2022 incorporating changes made under General Deed Variation number 1. Effective 1 July 2019.