Jobkeeper payment – helping you cover the cost of employee wages

Frances Sievers

March 31, 2020

What is the JobKeeper payment? 

It is a subsidy to continue paying your employees.  You will be able to claim a fortnightly payment of $1,500 per eligible employee from 30 March 2020 for a maximum period of 6 months. 

Which employers will be eligible? 

And also meet the following conditions: 

Which employees will be eligible? 

Conditions of receiving the JobKeeper payment: 

How to apply? 

If you are a business with employees: 

If you are a business with no employees: 

When will you receive the subsidy? 

Does the receipt of the JobKeeper payment effect other Centrelink payments? 


If you are a sole trader or an employee you must tell Centrelink you are receiving JobKeeper payments as this will have an effect on all Centrelink related payments.  

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