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Support for workers affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find financial assistance and jobseeker support if you've been stood down, had your hours reduced, lost your job or been made redundant; or have had to close your business due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Finding a job

Job boards and registers

Workforce Australia
Search jobs, including PaTH internships, harvest and indigenous jobs.

Labour hire
Labour hire companies provide temporary staff to employers across a range of industries.

Jobs Hub
Explore job boards, jobs in demand by location and what employers are currently hiring.

Seasonal job opportunities in Queensland

Queensland has a diverse range of seasonal jobs available throughout the year.

Retrenchment and redundancy assistance

Learn more about support services and career assistance available to workers who have been retrenched or made redundant.

Career guidance

In addition to job seeking websites, there are a number of support services available to help you gain employment.

Free online courses and skill sets

Access short-term, fee-free courses in a range of study areas, as well as COVID Safe training.

Australian Government career support

Financial assistance

Supporting the commencement of employees

Employers who commenced a new employee (aged 16 to 35) between 7 October 2020 and 7 October 2021 may be eligible to receive a weekly payment from the Australian Government.

Find out more about the JobMaker Hiring Credit.

Supporting apprentices and trainees

Employers who commence an apprentice or trainee, between 5 October 2020 and 30 June 2022, may be eligible for a subsidy of 50% of wages paid to the apprentice or trainee for a 12-month period from the date of commencement.

Find out more about the boosting apprenticeship commencements wage subsidy.

Financial assistance tax obligations

If you have received COVID-19 financial relief, you may need to declare this as part of your earnings for tax purposes.

Read about tax on employment payments.

Checking your rights and entitlements

Find out about:

Learn about workplace risk management, including advice on hygiene, self-quarantine, personal protective equipment and telecommuting.

The National Employment Standards set out what redundancy pay may apply on employment termination. If you think you have not received the right amount of redundancy pay or you have been unfairly dismissed, be sure to seek advice.

Fair Work Ombudsman

Find out about your workplace entitlements and obligations, including:

Fair Work Commission

If you lose your job but believe you have been unfairly dismissed by your employer, contact the Fair Work Commission.

Mental health support

Find resources and assistance if you're struggling with your mental health and wellbeing.

Domestic and family violence support

If you are experiencing domestic and family violence, visit the domestic violence portal to find information, services and support.