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

Jobs Finder Queensland

Queenslanders impacted by COVID-19 and looking for work can register to be matched with job opportunities by local recruitment agencies.

with Jobs Finder Queensland.

Job boards and registers

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

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamApprentices and trainees who were in a training contract with a small business at 1 March 2020, or a medium business as at 1 July 2020, and have since lost their job may add their details to the register or connect with employers who have posted apprenticeship and traineeship vacancies.

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamLabour hire companies provide temporary staff to employers across a range of industries.

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

Seasonal job opportunities in Queensland

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamQueensland has a diverse range of seasonal jobs available throughout the year.

Explore the regions to find what job opportunities are available. You can register your availability at or phone the National Harvest Labour Information Service on 1800 062 332.

Read about:

Retrenchment and redundancy assistance

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamLearn more about support services and career assistance available to workers who find themselves retrenched or made redundant:

  • the
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Changes to temporary work visa arrangements

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamThe Australian Government has made a number of , enabling visa holders to remain in key businesses and industries including:

  • agriculture - including the
  • aged care
  • nursing.

Career guidance

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamIn addition to job seeking websites, there are a number of support services available to help you gain employment.

Free online courses and skill sets

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamAccess online skill sets and micro-credentials in a range of study areas, as well as job readiness and COVID Safe training.

Upskill with short-term, fee-free courses for eligible Queenslanders.

Queensland small businesses can also across a broad range of courses.

Australian Government career support

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamRegistering with Centrelink will allow you to see if there is income support or other assistance to help you get a job.

JobAccess offers specialised support to assist people with disability access assistance to prepare for, find and keep a job.

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamJobactive providers can help with preparing your resume and assisting you to become employment ready. Subsidies and incentives can also apply.

COVID-19 is rapidly changing the Australian labour market. Some industries are looking to reduce their workforce, where others are looking for more workers. If you've lost your job or looking to move into a booming industry, Skills Match can help you identify your skills and present you with new job ideas you may be able to transfer these skills into.

Access increased online registered training organisations (RTOs) and vocational education and training (VET) options available to help you upskill and improve your qualifications.

Financial assistance

JobKeeper payment

Your employer may be eligible to access a subsidy to continue paying you and retain you as an employee.

The JobKeeper payment is available to eligible businesses and not-for-profits until 28 March 2021.

Find out about .

Hardship payment for casual workers and eligible employees

You may be eligible for a one-off $1,500 hardship payment if you contract COVID-19, and face financial hardship due to an enforced isolation or quarantine order issued:

  • on or after 7 October 2020, you may be eligible for the Australian Government's Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment
  • between 5 June 2020 to 6 October 2020, you may be eligible for the Queensland Government's hardship payment.

The hardship payment is available for eligible casual employees of businesses trading in Queensland, as well as eligible full-time or part-time employees who have exhausted their sick leave entitlements.

Read about the hardship payment.

Supporting apprentices and trainees

If you are an apprentice or trainee, your employer may be eligible for a 50% subsidy for your wages paid until 31 March 2021. This may assist your employer retain you as an apprentice or trainee.

Find out about the .

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamEmployers who commence an apprentice or trainee, on or after 5 October 2020, may be eligible for a subsidy of 50% of wages paid to the apprentice or trainee between 5 October 2020 and 30 September 2021.

Find out more about the .

Support for individuals and households

You may be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government, including:

  • income support payments and a coronavirus supplement for existing and new recipients of various Centrelink payments
  • early release of up to $10,000 of your superannuation.

Find out what .

Financial assistance tax obligations

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamIf you have received COVID-19 financial relief, you may need to declare this as part of your earnings for tax purposes.

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamRead about .

Work from home tax deductions

If you were required to work from home during the 2019–20 income year, the Australian Taxation Office has provided various methods to calculate the expenses you can claim as a deduction at tax time.

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamRead more about .

Reducing your expenses

If your financial situation has changed due to the impacts of COVID-19, it makes sense to reduce your expenses wherever possible. Talk to your utility provider or bank to seek help—they may grant payment extensions or allow you to pay in instalments.

  • Residential rent relief and support—From 30 September 2020, the Queensland Government is transitioning back towards normal residential tenancy arrangements. Read what will remain in place, until 31 December 2020.
  • Call your bank—If you need flexibility with finance, loans and debt, talk to your bank sooner rather than later.
  • Utility assistance—The Queensland Government is providing assistance to households through an automatic $200 rebate to assist with electricity and water bills in 2020. The Australian Energy Regulator has also until 31 March 2021.
  • If you are struggling or in crisis, get help to sort out your money and understand your options for paying your bills—visit for assistance.

Checking your rights and entitlements

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamFind out about:

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

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamThe 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 if you are affected by COVID-19, including:

  • stand downs from work
  • alternative working arrangements
  • leave entitlements, including and  (note that some awards have an end date for unpaid pandemic leave and changes to annual leave).

Fair Work Commission

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

Mental health support

Trò chơi xổ số Việt NamHelp is available if you're struggling with your mental health during this time, including:

  • from the Queensland Mental Health Commission
  • to help you manage your wellbeing and mental health.

Domestic and family violence support

If you are experiencing domestic and family violence, find out about available information, services and support on the:

News and updates

for weekly updates on the latest COVID-19 assistance from the Queensland and Australian governments.