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Financial support

Programs available to support SA businesses and workers

Wage Subsidies

Wage subsidies of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) are available to encourage businesses to hire and retain eligible job seekers in ongoing and sustainable positions.

The Australian Government will increase the maximum amount offered for all wage subsidies delivered through employment services providers to $10,000 from 1 July 2021 to 31 June 2022.

Up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) may be available for new employees who are:

  • 15 to 29 years of age
  • Indigenous Australians
  • 50 years of age and over
  • a parent, or
  • registered with an employment services provider for 12 months or more.

Employing an apprentice or trainee

You can access government support to take on an apprentice or trainee.

If your plans to employ an apprentice or retain an existing one have been disrupted by Covid 19, state and federal government support is available to help you get back on track.

Learn more about the government support available to help you employ apprentices or trainees.

Regional Jobs Support

Regional South Australia encompasses a diverse range of environments, with our regions being home to a vast number of South Australia’s most iconic landscapes and tourist attractions.

There are a range of programs available to support businesses and workers in South Australia’s regions.

PIRSA Regional Workforce and Coordination and Collaboration Program

The $1.2 million Regional Workforce and Coordination and Collaboration Program supports each of South Australia’s eight Regional Development Australia (RDA) regions to continue work to address regional workforce issues resulting from COVID-19. This program is administered by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA).

To learn more, contact PIRSA or your local RDA.