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Wage Subsidies

Up to $10,000 is available to Australian businesses who hire an eligible Workskil Australia job seeker for ongoing work.

What are Wage Subsidies?

Wage subsidies are financial incentives that reward a business or organisation for hiring from a diverse pool of job seekers. These incentives are paid to your business over an agreed timeframe.

Subsidies are available per job seeker hired into ongoing work. The position can be full-time, part-time, casual, or even an apprenticeship or traineeship.

The subsidies can cover wages, training, uniforms and additional expenses as the recruit grows and adds value to your team.

Types of Wage Subsidies

Wage subsidies depends on who you hire. Here’s what’s available:

Youth Bonus Wage SubsidyUp to $10,000 when hiring eligible young people aged 15-24
Disability Wage SubsidyUp to $10,000 when hiring eligible participants living with a disability
Workforce Australia Wage SubsidyUp to $5,000 when hiring eligible participants aged 25 or over who are ready to work
Workforce Australia Wage Subsidy Up to $10,000 when hiring eligible participants aged 25 or over who are experiencing a disadvantage


Wage subsidies are available to Australian businesses and organisations meeting these requirements:

  • Are hiring for a job that’s expected to be ongoing
  • Are offering an average of 20 hours of work each week for a minimum of 26 weeks
  • Are meeting National Employment Standards
  • Have not previously received a wage subsidy for the same employee
  • Have not hired the same employee within 2 years
  • Are hiring someone who is not an immediate family member
  • Are hiring for a position not within or funded by a State or Commonwealth Government department or agency

The business or organisation must also have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and complete an Online Wage Subsidy agreement within 28 days of the employee’s first paid shift.

We can connect you with candidates through our no-cost recruitment service

If you're ready to hire, we can help you connect with potential employees and access the relevant subsidies. 

Register Your Interest

Contact Workskil Australia, and we’ll match you with an eager recruit and help you access the financial incentives.

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