Back to Work - Funding Guidelines 2018-2020

Posted: 2nd Apr

What is the Back to Work program?

The Back to Work program is designed to give businesses the confidence to employ
Queenslanders who have experienced a period of unemployment. Support payments are
available to eligible employers who hire a previously unemployed Queenslander who has
experienced a minimum period of unemployment directly prior to commencing work with

The program is available throughout regional Queensland and in areas of South East
Queensland (SEQ) experiencing significant labour market challenges.

Employer Support Payments and Youth Boost payments are available under these
guidelines to eligible employers who meet all the program eligibility criteria.

The program is not a wage subsidy. The decision to employ someone is at the discretion of
the employer and must be a business decision that is independent of the availability of the
Back to Work support payment.

Further information on the Back to Work program including terms and conditions, definitions,
frequently asked questions and fact sheets are available on

Where is the Back to Work program delivered?

Back to Work Regional Back to Work SEQ Eligible regions are:

  • Central Queensland
  • Far North Queensland
  • Mackay/Whitsunday
  • North Queensland
  • North West Queensland
  • South West Queensland
  • Wide Bay Burnett
  • Eligible local government areas are:
  • Ipswich
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Logan
  • Moreton Bay
  • Scenic Rim
  • Somerset

To view the full flyer and find more information about the Back to Work Youth Boost, please visit: