JobKeeper Wages subsidy for Businesses effected by COVID-19

This package provides a flat minimum payment of $1,500 per employee per fortnight over the next 6 months for businesses affected by COVID-19.

Employee eligibility
Currently employed employees and those stood down are Eligible. They must be Full-time, part-time or casual employees and over 16 years old that have been employed for at least 12 months.

Sole-traders without employees that meet the turnover tests will also be eligible.

Businesses with turnover of up to $1 billion that have seen their revenue drop by 30% due to Covid-19 are eligible to register with the ATO for the JobKeeper subsidy.

The first payment will be made via the ATO from 1 May and will be backdated to 30 March 2020.

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