$10,000 available to employers who hire certain mature aged workers


The Government last Friday officially launched the Restart programme.

Restart provides a $10,000 incentive to employers to hire and retain mature age job seekers aged 50 and over who have been in receipt of income support for six months or more.

According to the government, the ageing population means increasing workforce participation is critical to our future prosperity, and the Government says that mature-aged workers have a valuable contribution to make to the workplace.

The Restart programme – worth $524.8 million over four years.

Other programmes currently running include:

  • the revised Work for the Dole programme, which will be phased in across 18 higher- unemployment areas across Australia;
  • Relocation Assistance to Take up a Job, to provide financial support to job seekers to move to areas where work is available; and
  • Job Commitment Bonus, which will provide $6500 to young, long-term unemployed people if they get a job, and stay in continuous work and off welfare for two years.


For more information on Restart, contact a Job Services Australia provider on 13 17 15 or visit www.jobsearch.gov.au/provider or https://employment.gov.au/restart