Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job

Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job (RATTUAJ) is an Australian Government programme that assists eligible participants to relocate to take up an offer of full time, ongoing employment. Relocation assistance helps participants accept work outside of their area by removing the financial barriers that can prevent people relocating.

A participant can receive assistance of up to:

  • $6000 (GST exclusive) if relocating to a regional area
  • $3000 (GST exclusive) if relocating to a capital city
  • an extra $3000 (GST exclusive) if relocating with a dependent.

Funding can be used for a range of relocation costs. For example, up to two month’s rent, rental bond, removalist costs, travel costs, food during relocation and some employment-related expenses. Pre-approved assistance is made by reimbursement, paid directly to a service provider or in advance where necessary.

How can I access Relocation Assistance?

To see if you are eligible to apply for RATTUAJ, talk to your jobactive, Disability Employment Services or ParentsNext (Intensive Steam) provider.

The following factsheets provide further information.

Want more information?

  • If you are registered with a jobactive, Disability Employment Services or ParentsNext Intensive Stream provider, ask them about eligibility information and the assistance available
  • Call the National Customer Service Line on 1800 805 260; or
  • Call the Employment Services Information Line on 13 62 68.

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