Restart - help to employ mature workers

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Restart is a financial incentive of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) to encourage businesses to hire and retain mature age employees who are 50 years of age and over.

Payments are made by employment services providers to businesses over six months. Employers can negotiate how often they receive the payments. Employers may also be able to receive a kickstart payment of up to 40 per cent of the total amount after four weeks of the job starting.

Further information on the eligibility requirements for Restart, and other financial incentives available, can be found on the wage subsidies page.

Restart advertising campaign

To encourage take up of the Restart wage subsidy and get more mature age Australians into work the Department of Jobs and Small Business (formerly Department of Employment) launched the Restart communications campaign in 2014. Campaign materials can be found on the Restart campaign page.

More information

If you have any questions or would like to apply for Restart contact an employment services provider.

If you are not registered with a provider you can find one through the provider search on the jobactive website or by calling the Employer Hotline on13 17 15.

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