Jobs for Canberrans

Delivering Jobs

The ACT Government is working to ensure the economic recovery of the ACT and surrounding regions through a comprehensive economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To do this, we need to work together with Canberrans to create job opportunities for those that need it and support local businesses through this difficult time.

The Jobs for Canberrans Fund was established in April 2020 to provide employment opportunities for people in the casual or semi-skilled workforce who lost their jobs or have been significantly impacted due to COVID-19.

The Fund has created over 500 new roles in our workforce and has kept Canberrans working during the pandemic.

Jobs have been made available for people who had relied on casual work and were not eligible for the Australian Government’s wage subsidy scheme or other support.

Roles have minimal pre-requisites and can be undertaken in a manner that is compliant with public health directions.

The ACT Government will continue to work with businesses, employee representatives and community services organisations to target those people most in need.


To be eligible to apply for roles, people must have lost their job, or have been significantly impacted as a result of COVID-19.

Roles will be made available to people most in need. Highest priority will be given to people ineligible for any Australian Government support.

Applicants will be stepped through eligibility criteria in more detail when they register.

A high number of registrations have been received since the program was announced. Registration is still open, so please sign up if you are eligible.

We will be working hard to process applications over the coming days and weeks.

If you have already registered, you will continue to receive notifications as new jobs become available.

Sign up

Eligible people can now sign up to be notified of casual and short-term roles as they become available.

Case Studies

The Jobs for Canberrans program is assisting hundreds of people gain employment opportunities as part of our city’s response to COVID-19.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Last Updated: September 01 2020