Job seekers affected by COVID-19

The Northern Territory (NT) Government is supporting and providing assistance to help you if you’re affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

There are programs and services you may be able to access if:

  • you have lost your job due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • you are looking for work
  • you are looking to upskill or reskill.

Help finding a job

You can connect to local businesses using the Territory Jobs Hub. It is free to use.

Employment service providers can also help you look for work.

Search for jobs and employment service providers on the Australian Government's JobSearch website.

Financial support

The Australian Government can provide the following financial support:

  • JobSeeker payment
  • payments to support households
  • temporarily early release of superannuation.

Find out more on the Australian Government's Services Australia website.

Training opportunities

During this period, you can take the opportunity to upskill or reskill in order to work in a different area, or gain a new skill to add to your resume.

There are a variety of training courses that will give you skills that employers are likely to be looking for as the economy recovers.

There are opportunities to:

  • complete a short online training course
  • complete practical training that is being offered with reduced class sizes to comply with physical distancing rules.

View the list of free training courses.

If you are unsure or need advice, the Skills Recognition Centre can help you find training that will suit your circumstances, and enhance your skills and job prospects.

For more information email or phone 08 8946 7316.

Help for visa holders

As coronavirus (COVID-19) is a rapidly evolving situation, view these websites and stay up-to-date.

Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs website and the The Territory website.

Wellbeing support

The Worker and Wellbeing Fund can provide support if you have lost your job or your income has been reduced because of COVID-19, and are not already receiving financial and / or wellbeing support, including Centrelink benefits.

To find out more, go the the Department of the Chief Minister website.

Last updated: 19 May 2020

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