Back To Work Incentives to Support Business

The Back To Work incentives gives small businesses the confidence to take on a new employee and provides an economic boost to our Queensland regions facing challenging times.

Back To Work is a two-year program running to June 2018 that provides employer support payments for eligible employers who hire an unemployed worker. Back to Work is a Queensland Government initiative.

Highlights of the Back to Work Incentives include:

Queensland Government's Back to Work $20,000 Youth Boost Payments         Queensland Government's Back to Work $20,000 Mature Aged Worker Boost Payments

Back to Work aims to give businesses the confidence to employ job seekers in Queensland regions, with a focus on disadvantaged job seekers and provide an economic boost to regions facing challenging times.

Payments are made directly to you … the employer! And the first payment is made after 4 weeks of continuous employment.

If you have always wanted to take on a new employee, but money has held you back, the Back to Work initiative is a must for you!


Back to Work Regional Queensland

  • Central Queensland
  • Far North Queensland
  • Mackay/Whitsunday
  • North Queensland
  • South West Queensland
  • Wide Bay Burnett North West
Support payments currently available for eligible employers of up to:


Back to Work South East Queensland

From 1 July 2017, the program was extended to South East Queensland. An eligible job must be mainly located in one of the following local government areas:

  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Ipswich
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Logan
  • Moreton Bay
  • Noosa
  • Redlands
  • Scenic Rim
  • Somerset
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Toowoomba
Support payments currently available for eligible employers of up to:


* Eligibility requirements apply

For more information about the Back To Work – fill out the below form.

The Back to Work incentive is made available by the Queensland Government. Full T&Cs available here.

Interested in information about the $10,000/$15,000 Employer Support PaymentsInterested in information about the $20,000 Youth Boost PaymentsInterested in information about the $20,000 Mature Aged Boost PaymentsInterested in additional funding for hiring an unemployed person as an apprentice/trainee

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