Job Accelerator Grant Scheme

Businesses can now register for a Job Accelerator Grant to assist in employing additional full-time, part-time and casual employees in South Australia, with up to $10 000 ($5000 per year) available for every new job created.

Businesses that register a new employee for a JAG will receive up to an additional $5000 ($2500 per year), if that employee is an eligible apprentice or trainee where the position is also deemed to be eligible for the JAG. The additional $5000 grant for apprentices and trainees will be backdated to 1 July 2016 so businesses that have already hired a new apprentice or trainee are eligible for the additional grant.

RevenueSA will be updating the JAG system to allow payment of the additional $5000 grant by 1 July 2017 or shortly thereafter. In the meantime, businesses can contact RevenueSA on 8226 2210 or jobsgrant@sa.gov.au to discuss the eligibility of their business for the additional grant.

The grant aims to create jobs now and build a strong workforce for the future. Find out if your business is eligible today to start shaping the jobs of tomorrow.

The Treasurer is the government party administering the Job Accelerator Grant Scheme and has appointed the Commissioner of State Taxation as his agent for the purposes of the Scheme.

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Can I register for the Job Accelerator Grant?

Businesses that are registered for payroll tax can register for the Job Accelerator Grant of up to $10 000 for every new job created, or up to $15 000 for every new eligible apprentice or trainee position created.

To qualify for the Job Accelerator Grant, businesses need to...

  • employ a new position between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018 (inclusive)
  • maintain the new position for at least 12 months
  • have Australian taxable wages below $5 million, across the group. If your business is exempt from payroll tax, see I’m a small business and exempt from payroll tax – am I eligible? below
  • register the new employee within 90 days of their commencement

Your grant will be distributed over two years - up to $5000 per year - and will be paid at the first and second anniversary date of employment. The additional grant for eligible apprentices and trainees will also be distributed over two years - up to $2500 per year.


up to $10 000 for every new job created





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If your business is ready to start employing new workers and creating the jobs of tomorrow, check today to see whether you are eligible for the Job Accelerator Grant.

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I'm a small business and exempt from Payroll Tax - am I eligible?

Businesses in this position can register for the Job Accelerator Grant for Small Business and Start-ups of up to $4000 for every new job created, or up to $9000 for every new eligible apprentice or trainee position created.

To qualify for the Job Accelerator Grant for Small Business and Start-ups, businesses need to...

  • employ a new position between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018 (inclusive)
  • maintain the new position for at least 12 months
  • have Australian taxable wages below $600 000, across the group, or be exempt from payroll tax in South Australia
  • register the new employee within 90 days of their commencement

Your grant will be distributed over two years - $2000 per year - and will be paid at the first and second anniversary date of employment. The additional grant for eligible apprentices and trainees will also be distributed over two years - up to $2500 per year.


up to $4000 for every new job created

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If your small business is ready to start employing new workers and creating the jobs of tomorrow, check today to see whether you are eligible for the Job Accelerator Grant.

register nowmore informationenquiries