Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

JobKeeper payment


The Government’s JobKeeper Payment will help keep more Australians in jobs and support businesses affected by the significant economic impact of the coronavirus.

Under the JobKeeper Payment, workers will receive a fortnightly payment of $1,500 (before tax) through their employer.

The JobKeeper Payment is open to eligible businesses, not-for-profits and the self-employed who can enroll at

The Payment is available from 30 March 2020 until 27 September 2020 with employers receiving the first payments from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) from the first week of May. The ATO is administering the JobKeeper Program and detailed information and guidance on JobKeeper is available on the ATO website.


Fact sheet

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JobKeeper Payment Rules

The Treasurer has made the rules to give effect to the JobKeeper Payment.