Welcome to the Territory incentives

Territory businesses with hard to fill positions can now receive support under the Welcome to the Territory Incentives program to recruit workers from interstate.

The ‘Welcome to the Territory’ Incentive is an initiative of the Northern Territory Government, to boost and retain the Territory’s population and to help Territory businesses attract workers into hard to fill jobs on the high priority occupation list.

Businesses must register online to participate in the program. Registration includes access to a promotional toolkit to be used when promoting relevant vacancies.

The Welcome to the Territory Incentives program, is a key action of the 2018 to 2028 Northern Territory Population Growth Strategy.

Government is investing $19 million over seven years to attract around 2,600 people to the Territory within two years and retain them for at least five years.

Incentives include:

New Territorian Relocation Bonus

Cash payment to eligible applicants to meet relocation and transition costs, up to:

Singles = $3000, Couples = $5000, One child = $1500, Two children = $3000.

Local Spending Incentive

A $625 incentive, payable after six months, and $625 payable after 18 months to be spent with local merchants for goods and services, such as local tourism, cafes and restaurants, motor vehicle registration, utilities and child care.

Five-year Retention Bonus

Cash payment to eligible applicants after five years continuous residence, to be spent locally, for purposes that benefit a long-term resident:

Singles = $3000, Couples = $5000, One child = $1500 Two children = $3000.

Individuals wishing to move to the Territory to fill a high priority job can find out more about the Welcome to the Territory Incentives at theterritory.com.au/move and follow the links to submit an application.

For more information on the 2018 to 2028 Northern Territory Population Growth Strategy go to the Population Growth Strategy website.

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