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On 30 March 2020 the Federal Government announced the $130billion JobKeeper Payment.

Aim: to allow employers to maintain the employee/employer relationship throughout the Corona Virus crisis.

Applies to: business and the self-employed.

Package: to provide a fortnightly payment of $1,500 per employee for up to 6 months.


Employers including Not For Profits will be eligible for the subsidy if:

  • Where the business has a turnover of less than $1billion – Turnover has been reduced by over 30% as compared to comparative trading figures from 1 year ago (of at least a month);
  • Where the business has a turnover of $1billion or more – Turnover has been reduced by over 50% as compared to comparative trading figures from 1 year ago (of at least a month);

Employers must ELECT to participate in the scheme: Apply to ATO providing supporting documentation to substantiate the reduction in turnover, and confirming the number of employees. Via ATO website

Eligible employers will receive a $1,500 fortnightly payment for each eligible employee that was on their books at 1 March 2020 and continues to be employed by that employer.

Eligible employees are:

Full time, part time, long-term casuals and stood-down employees.

  • Long term casuals are those casuals who have been employed by the employer on a regular basis for at least the previous 12 months as at 1 March 2020.
  • Eligible employees must be at least 16 years of age, an Australian Citizen, the holder of a permanent visa, a Protected Special Category Visa Holder, a non-protected Special Category Visa Holder who has been residing continually in Australia for 10 years or more, or a Special Category (Subclass 444) Visa Holder.
  • Eligible employers who have stood down their employees before the commencement of this scheme will be able to participate. Employees that are re-engaged by a business that was their employer on 1 March 2020 will also be eligible. Stood down employees will need to cancel any support they are receiving through Services Australia like the JobSeeker Payment.
  • Where employees have multiple employers, only one employer will receive the payment.

Self-employed individuals: will be eligible to receive the JobKeeper Payment where they have suffered or expect to suffer a 30 per cent decline in turnover relative to a comparable period a year ago (of at least a month).

Payment process: 

Eligible employers will receive $1,500 per fortnight to pass on to their employees.

  • If employees normally receive more than $1,500 (gross) per fortnight, they will continue to receive their regular income under workplace arrangements. $1,500 will assist the employer with this;
  • If an employee ordinarily receives less than $1,500 in income per fortnight before tax, their employer must pay their employee, at a minimum, $1,500 per fortnight, before tax. It is up to the employer if they would like to pay super on additional wages paid in this scenario;
  • Payments will be made to the employer monthly in arrears by the ATO;
  • Subsidy will be backdated to 30 March 2020, payment will begin in May 2020;
  • Register from 30 March 2020 on ATO website;
  • In most cases the ATO will use Single Touch Payroll information to gain employee details.



  1. Joanne says:

    Re Job keeper:-Have you any information regarding the situation if the employee only works say 2 days or no days due to lack of work, does the employer only pay him for the two days or if no work no. pay or does he have to pay the 5 days either way.

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