Wage subsidies for employers

Help your business grow with government wage subsidies. A national incentive scheme enabling businesses to save on hiring and management costs by employing eligible job seekers from our large candidate pool.

Wage subsidies to grow your team

Eligible businesses can access financial supports when hiring a new employee, apprentice or trainee.

Wage subsidies are a great way to gain further support and flexibility with your recruitment needs, helping your business grow and reduce onboarding costs.

To help you access the best financial benefits for your business, our team are here to provide advice and guide you through the wage subsidy process.

Take a look at some of the incentives available, below.

Financial incentives available when you hire a new employee

You can access financial incentives when you hire an eligible new employee who is either:

  • 15 – 24 years of age
  • a First Nations Peoples Australian
  • 50 years of age and over
  • 25 – 29 years of age
  • a principal carer parent
  • long term unemployed

Job seekers must be registered with Workforce Australia, ParentsNext or Disability Employment Services.

Is my business eligible?
You may be eligible for a wage subsidy if your business:

  • has an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • has not previously received a wage subsidy for the same person
  • is not an Australian, state or territory government agency
  • offers a job that is expected to be ongoing and sustainable
  • offers a job that complies with National Employment Standards

Contact us on 1800 621 499 to learn more about available wage subsidies. To learn more about hiring apprentices or trainees through Community Solutions visit this page .

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