Newstart Allowance

Financial help if you are looking for work or participating in approved activities that may increase your chances of finding a job.

Eligibility basics

  • aged 22 years or older but under age pension age
  • looking for paid work
  • prepared to meet the Mutual Obligation Requirements while you are looking for work
  • meet an income and assets test
A new employment service called Transition to Work starts in early 2016 to help eligible young job seekers become job ready. Read more about Transition to work.

Page last updated: 28 April 2016