Job seekers who are participating in employment services programs may be immediately eligible for help with their moving costs under the Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job program.
From 1 May 2021, if you relocate to take up ongoing work, including an apprenticeship, for more than 20 hours a week for more than six months, you may be eligible to receive up to:
- $3,000 if you relocate to a capital city*
- $6,000 if you relocate to a regional area
- An extra $3,000 if you relocate with a dependent.
* If relocating from one capital city to a capital city with fewer jobs, you may not be able to access relocation assistance.
Employment services providers can use up to $2,000 to provide upfront support to job seekers who need assistance with agreed relocation costs.