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Jobkeeper payments guide

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Important update in 2021: JobKeeper finished on 28 March 2021. In most circumstances, the scheme’s last day for payment was 31 March 2022.

What is in this JobKeeper subsidy guide?

The Australian government has announced a $130 billion JobKeeper payment package to support affected businesses and their employees through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The economic impact of the pandemic has been felt widely across Australia with hundreds of thousands of individuals being made redundant, stood down or experiencing reduced work.

This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to get your head around this stimulus package including:

  • What the JobKeeper payment is
  • Who is eligible and how to apply
  • Other financial business support available
  • JobKeeper vs JobSeeker
  • JobKeeper + Redundancies + Stand Downs
  • FAQs

Disclaimer: While due care has been taken in preparing the document, no responsibility is accepted by the author for the accuracy or suitability of the information contained. All liability is expressly disclaimed for any loss or damage which may arise from any person relying on, using or acting on any information contained therein.

Please note: The Australian Government has since announced further updates to the JobKeeper Payment not included in this guide. For the most up-to-date information, please visit

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