Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job programme

Monday 30 June 2014

The Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job programme commences on 1 July 2014. Information on the programme is now available for job seekers, employers and employment services providers.

The programme provides financial assistance to eligible job seekers who relocate for ongoing work or an apprenticeship outside their local area. A job seeker needs to be a Fully Eligible Participant in Job Services Australia or participating in Disability Employment Services, be in receipt of an eligible income support payment (Newstart Allowance, Youth Allowance (other) and Parenting Payment) for the last 12 months and have activity test or participation requirements in order to be eligible for assistance.

Eligible participants will be able to receive assistance of up to:

  • $3000 if relocating to a capital city
  • $6000 if relocating to a regional area, and
  • an extra $3000 if relocating with dependent children.