Back To Work Incentives to Support Business


The Back To Work incentives gives small businesses the confidence to take on a new employee and provides an economic boost to our Queensland regions facing challenging times.

Back To Work is a two-year program running to June 2018 that provides employer support payments for eligible employers who hire an unemployed worker. Back to Work is a Queensland Government initiative.

Highlights of the Back to Work Incentives include:

Queensland Government's Back to Work $20,000 Youth Boost Payments         Queensland Government's Back to Work $20,000 Mature Aged Worker Boost Payments

Back to Work aims to give businesses the confidence to employ job seekers in Queensland regions, with a focus on disadvantaged job seekers and provide an economic boost to regions facing challenging times.

Payments are made directly to you … the employer! And the first payment is made after 4 weeks of continuous employment.

If you have always wanted to take on a new employee, but money has held you back, the Back to Work initiative is a must for you!

Back to Work Regional Queensland

  • Central Queensland
  • Far North Queensland
  • Mackay/Whitsunday
  • North Queensland
  • South West Queensland
  • Wide Bay Burnett North West
Support payments currently available for eligible employers of up to:

Back to Work South East Queensland

From 1 July 2017, the program was extended to South East Queensland. An eligible job must be mainly located in one of the following local government areas:

  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Ipswich
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Logan
  • Moreton Bay
  • Noosa
  • Redlands
  • Scenic Rim
  • Somerset
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Toowoomba
Support payments currently available for eligible employers of up to:

* Eligibility requirements apply

For more information about the Back To Work – fill out the below form.

The Back to Work incentive is made available by the Queensland Government. Full T&Cs available here.

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Following the recent Queensland Health advice, a number of BUSY At Work offices will be temporarily closed in the Greater Brisbane Area from 5pm Monday the 29th March and will not reopen until after the Easter long weekend on Tuesday the 6th of April, 2021. Click here for list of offices affected. We will be taking calls until 8pm Thursday 1st  on 13 28 79 should you wish to speak with one of the team.

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