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Restart Wage Subsidy

Overview

This programme aims to encourage businesses to hire and retain mature age employees who are 50 years of age and over.

A financial incentive of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) is available over six months if they employ eligible mature age job seekers.

Employers may also be able to receive a kickstart payment of up to 40% of the total wage subsidy after four weeks of the job starting.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible employers must:
- Have an Australian Business Number (ABN).
- Have not previously received a Restart wage subsidy for the same job seeker.
- Not be an Australian, State or Territory government agency.

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities include employing an eligible mature age person:
- For an average of 20 hours per week over the six months of the agreement.
- Ongoing.
- Work that complies with employment standards for the position (for example, is suitable work and pays as a minimum the national award wage).

Apprenticeships and traineeships can also be eligible for Restart.

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Category
Business
Dates
Status Open
Opening Date 1 Jul 2014
Closing Information
This programme is open on an ongoing basis.

Value
Funding Type Subsidy
Max.Funding $10,000
Co-contribution Yes
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Activities
Training / Employment
Who Can Apply?
Location
National
Industries
General - Non-Industry Specific
Difficulty Rating
Administrator
Tier Federal
Department
Department of Jobs and Small Business
Contacts
Program Administrator
Department of Jobs and Small Business
Telephone
131715
Email
https://www.jobs.gov.au/feedback-and-enquiry-form
General WebsiteVisit
Program Website Visit