Job seekers who are participating in employment services programs may be immediately eligible for help with their moving costs under the Federal Government’s 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.

For more details on the Relocation to Take Up a Job program, visit this website.