Explore the range of financial assistance.

Incentives and

When you employ a person with an injury, illness or disability, not only are you assisting someone with an opportunity, your business may be eligible for financial incentives.

These incentives include:

Wage Subsidy Scheme – $1,650 when employing a person for a minimum of 8 hours per week over 13 weeks.

Restart Wage Subsidy – $10,000 when employing someone over the age of 50 and for a minimum of 20 hours over 26 weeks.

Wage Start Subsidy – $6,000 when employing someone (for a minimum of 15 hours over 26 weeks) who has been out of work for over 12 months.

More information on the above can be found on the Australian Government Jobaccess website.

50% Wage Subsidy Reimbursements when Employing an Apprentice or Trainee

The Australian Government Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements offers employers of trainees and apprentices a 50% wage reimbursement. This incentive is available up until March 31, 2022. Find out more


Mature age employees bring a wealth of experience to your business, as well as an established work ethic that includes reliability, punctuality and less days off.

The Australian Government’s Restart program offers up to $10,000 to employers when hiring someone aged 50 and over.


The EAF gives financial help to eligible people with disability and mental health conditions and employers to buy work-related modifications, equipment, Auslan services and workplace assistance and support services. The EAF could help to buy work-related modifications and services like:

  • the cost of making adjustments to the  workplace
  • modifications to work vehicles
  • special equipment for the workplace
  • information and communication devices
  • Auslan interpreting services
  • disability awareness training for the workplace
  • mental health awareness and first aid training


There is a range of other financial assistance for employing a person with a disability, including extra incentives for employing as an apprentice or trainee. You can download the Employers Guide to Employing Someone with Disability (PDF).

Contact us today on 1800 761 561

to find out about our range of incentives