Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for job seekers

This page contains information about changes to reporting and mutual obligations that affects job seekers, ParentsNext participants, and New Business Assistance with NEIS participants.

Mutual obligations exemptions – update

The Government has announced it has extended the exemption on mutual obligations for job seekers up to 1 June 2020.

For more information, visit jobactive

New job seekers

If you are a newly registered job seeker, this fact sheet provides information about a range of measures in place to support you:

Exisiting job seekers

If you are a current job seeker or participant, this fact sheet provides important information about mutual obligation requirements, appointments with your provider, and what to do if you are self-isolating:

If you are participating in the ParentsNext program, this fact sheet provides important information about your activities and appointments.

If you are a New Business Assistance with NEIS participant, these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  provides information about accessing the Coronavirus Supplement and what support is available during this time:

If you are a New Business Assistance with NEIS provider, these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) provides information about supporting NEIS participants during the Coronavirus situation.

Jobs Hub

In this rapidly changing jobs market the Australian Government is supporting businesses and those Australians looking for work.

While many businesses have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and are reducing their workforces, there are some areas of the economy which have an increased demand for workers.

This includes jobs in health and care sectors, transport and logistics, some areas of retail, mining and mining services, manufacturing, agriculture and government sectors, among others.

The Jobs Hub helps you find advertised vacancies.

Other resources

For the latest COVID 19 news, updates and advice from Australian Government agencies, please visit the Australian Government website.

For health advice including cleaning protocols, please visit the Department of Health website.

For more information on emergency management please visit the Emergency Management page at the Department of Home Affairs website.

For information on the outbreak of COVID-19 please visit the World Health Organisation’s website.

Information about how eligible businesses can access JobKeeper support is detailed on the Treasury website.

Find out how the Australian Government is supporting small businesses to retain their apprentices and trainees through a wage subsidy.

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