Employing mature age workers

For business, a work culture that supports older workers can lead to improved productivity, competitiveness and client satisfaction.

On this page:

Benefits of mature age workers

There are many benefits to business in employing mature age workers. Watch the video below to find out.

More information and resources are available.

Training for employers on employing mature age workers

These interactive training modules will provide you with practical resources to assist you with employing and retaining mature age workers.

Government assistance for employers

Restart wage subsidy

The Restart wage subsidy is a financial incentive (up to $10,000 inc GST) to encourage businesses to hire and retain mature age employees who are 50 years and over.

They contribute skills and experience, reliability, strong work ethic and communication skills.

Skills and Training Incentive

The Skills and Training Incentive provides up to $2,200 (GST inclusive) to jointly fund training to help your employee build skills to remain in the workforce longer.

Filling a vacancy

Jobs Hub

If you are hiring, particularly scaling up your workforce, we can connect you quickly with the support you need to get your workforce on board.

For more information, visit the department's Jobs Hub website.


jobactive connects job seekers with employers and is delivered by a network of jobactive providers in over 1,700 locations across Australia.

As an employer, you can use a local jobactive provider for tailored recruitment services, at no cost to you.

For more information, visit the jobactive - help for employers to find staff page.