Wage Subsidy Eligibility 101

Wage Subsidy Eligibility 101

To be eligible for a wage subsidy, your business must:

• be a legal entity with an Australian Business Number

• have not previously received a wage subsidy of the same type for the same job seeker

• not be an Australian, State or Territory government agency. 

Register for a wage subsidy  

The position you offer an eligible job seeker:

• is for a minimum of 15 hours per week

• is ongoing

• complies with minimum employment standards for the position. 

Positions not eligible for a wage subsidy, include:

• commission-based, subcontracting or self-employment positions

• work for an immediate family member

• work that displaces an existing employee. 

Register for a wage subsidy

Apprenticeships and traineeships can also be eligible for a wage subsidy. 

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