Regional Incentives

Relocation for Jobs

Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job (RATTUAJ) is an Australian Government program that assists eligible participants to relocate to take up an offer of full time, ongoing employment. Relocation assistance helps participants accept work outside of their area by removing the financial barriers that can prevent people relocating.

A participant can receive assistance of up to:

  • $6000 (GST exclusive) if relocating to a regional area
  • $3000 (GST exclusive) if relocating to a capital city
  • an extra $3000 (GST exclusive) if relocating with a dependent.

Funding can be used for a range of relocation costs. For example, up to two month’s rent, rental bond, removalist costs, travel costs, food during relocation and some employment-related expenses. Pre-approved assistance is made by reimbursement, paid directly to a service provider or in advance where necessary.