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.

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.

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 Restart - help to employ mature workers.

New Ambassador to support mature-aged job seekers

News | 25 June 2015

The Prime Minister and Minister Hartsuyker launch the Restart Programme

News | 15 July 2014

The Prime Minister and Minister Hartsuyker joined together in Sydney on Friday to officially launch the Restart programme.