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jobactive is the Australian Government’s way to get more Australians into work. It connects job seekers with employers and is delivered by a network of jobactive providers in over 1700 locations across Australia.

To find out more about jobactive and to find your local provider visit the jobactive website.

Employers can use a local jobactive provider for tailored recruitment services, at no cost to their business. jobactive providers work closely with employers to understand their recruitment needs. Find out more about how jobactive can help employers find staff.

Job seekers can get help from a jobactive provider to get and keep a job . jobactive providers have the flexibility to tailor their services to a job seeker’s assessed needs. Find out more about how jobactive can help jobseekers.

If you have recently been made redundant from your job, there is also information available on support to help you.

jobactive providers have a strong understanding of local labour markets. They know where the jobs are, what to do to help job seekers get ready for work and how to match job seekers to employer needs.


jobactive replaced Job Services Australia on 1 July 2015.

For information on the purchasing process for jobactive, see the Employment Services Procurement Information on this website or read the jobactive purchasing process fact sheet.

Want more information?

  • Search for a local jobactive provider on the jobactive website
  • If you are an employer, call the Employer Hotline on 13 17 15
  • If you are a job seeker, call the Employment Services Information Line on 13 62 68
  • Read the general fact sheet on jobactive

Note that call charges apply for calls to ‘13’ numbers from mobile phones.


The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with jobactive.

Release of jobactive case load data

News | 11 May 2017

For the first time the Department of Employment has released jobactive caseload data on youth, Indigenous and refugee job seekers. The data will help businesses to find and recruit a diverse local workforce and improve employment opportunities for vulnerable job seekers.

Australian Government response on Youth Jobs PaTH Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

News | 3 March 2017

Employability Skills Training Panel members announced

News | 22 February 2017

The Australian Government has announced that over 70 organisations will be offered appointment as providers on the new jobactive PaTH Employability Skills Training Panel. 

Engaging Early School Leavers measure commences

News | 15 January 2016

On 1 January 2016 the $13.5 million Engaging Early School Leavers measure announced in the 2015-16 Budget commenced.

Help at hand for retrenched workers

News | 21 December 2015

The Government today announced a package of measures to assist workers who will lose their jobs from BlueScope Steel, in Port Kembla, NSW, Alinta Energy in, South Australia and Arrium (OneSteel) steelworks in Whyalla, South Australia.

Help at Hand for Caterpillar Workers at Burnie, Tasmania

News | 4 December 2015

The Government has today announced a package of measures, including an Employment Facilitator, to assist workers who will lose their jobs as a result of the pending closure of Caterpillar Underground Mining in Burnie, Tasmania.

The purchasing process for jobactive

News | 8 September 2015

On 1 July 2015, the Australian Government introduced new employment services called jobactive to better meet the needs of job seekers and employers and improve job outcomes.

jobactive employment services start on 1 July 2015

News | 30 June 2015

From 1 July 2015, jobactive is the Australian Government’s new way to help Australians into work and help employers find the right staff for their business.