To claim payments for April, employers need to pay eligible employees by 8 May and enrol online and identify these employees by 31 May. See our JobKeeper guides for step-by-step instructions.
What is the JobKeeper payment?
The Australian Government has announced a JobKeeper payment to help keep more people in jobs by providing wage subsidies to businesses that are significantly affected by COVID-19.
The $1500 (before tax) fortnightly payment will be paid directly to eligible employees through their employers. Employees will receive notification from their employer if they will receive the payment.
If you’re an employee, you don’t need to apply for JobKeeper. Your employer will let you know if they intend to claim the payment on your behalf.
If you’re an employer, business or sole trader the first thing you need to do is check that you and your employees are eligible and continue to pay them at least $1,500 per fortnight starting from 30 March.