The Government’s whole-of-economy support measures during the COVID-19 response include a JobKeeper Payment for eligible businesses.

The Government is extending the JobKeeper Payment until March 2021.

Under the JobKeeper Payment, the Government is providing $1,500 per fortnight per eligible employee for eligible businesses until 28 September 2020. From that date, the payment rate will be reduced to $1,200 per fortnight and to $1,000 per fortnight from 4 January 2021. From 28 September 2020, lower payment rates will apply for employees and business participants that worked fewer than 20 hours per week prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Payment is available to the self-employed.

For more information on the JobKeeper Payment visit Treasury’s JobKeeper payment information page (PDF).