Find out if you could be eligible for the different state and federal relocation grant assistance for Job Seekers, NDIS request and emergency relocation assistance.
There have been a number of recent changes to available relocation grants as Australia starts to get moving again. There is now over 1.3m Australians on Job Seeker (up 450,000 since March 2020) and these latest changes will also help take the sting out of current quarantine costs if crossing borders from certain states.
“As of the 1st of December, Job Seekers can now receive up to $3k for city to city relocation without having to wait for 12 months if being awarded an interstate job through their employment service”
Previously people on the Job Seeker program had to wait over 12 months to get access to funds for interstate, intrastate or certain regional relocation funding. These rules have recently changed allowing access to relocation assistance as of the 1st November for regional travel and 1st of December with no waiting period required for capital city interstate grant assistance to help you move house and save money.
From 1 December 2020, all job seekers participating in employment service programs will be immediately eligible for the Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job program.
From 1 November 2020, relocation assistance will be available to people who relocate to harvest and regional areas to take up short-term agricultural work, including Australians who are not receiving income support and those with the right to work in Australia.
If you relocate to take up short-term agricultural work, you may be eligible to receive up to:
You can get relocation assistance if you move to take up any ongoing work including an apprenticeship, or if you move to a harvest or regional area to take up short-term agricultural work. If your new job is in the agricultural sector, it must be at least six weeks (and at least 120 hours). Otherwise, your new job must be for more than 30 hours a week and ongoing for six months.
After confirming with the Australian Government Job Active Employment Website, you will need to be placed through of the many Job Seeker employment services with pre-approval from Centre Link (provided by your employment service provider) for the grant payment based on your circumstances.
A detailed list of approved items is included below as a guide. This is not an exhaustive list. Providers should contact their Employment Service Account or Contract Manager to seek clarification on additional approved items or to seek assistance.
* Note, quotes are required before purchasing these services
The latest information from the Regional Australia Institute shows a map of where jobs have been advertised by region. This allows you to roll over the key regions of interest and then find out the types of jobs advertised before you consider going back to your employment service provider or via seek.
(Source: Regional Australia Institute)
Depending on how much you want to spend and how flexible you can be, your costs for moving from certain capital cities can vary widely. The further inland you go – you will typically find it may take more time for Removalists to match up their other jobs with yours to make it cost effective.
Muval has coverage across Australia for the top ranked Removalists who can do moves of all types. Your best option is to request a quote online or call us on 1300 168 825.
Muval is able to provide quotes for any NDIS relocation either for self funded or managed NDIS clients. Please contact Muval on 1300 168 825 or simply request a quote online.
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