JobSaver Latest Updates

Recipients of JobSaver must re-confirm their eligibility for the 13 September to 26 September fortnight.

Without re-confirming their eligibility for subsequent fortnights, recipients will not receive payments for those fortnights.

Click here for a complete JobSaver Guide prepared by CPA Australia.


Applying for JobSaver

Initial Eligibility Criteria

  • Recipient has an Australian Business Number (ABN) and was operating in New South Wales as at 1 June 2021
  • Recipient had an aggregated annual turnover between $75,000 and $250 million (inclusive) for the year ended 30 June 2020 or up to $1 billion for employers in the tourism, hospitality and recreation industries
  • Recipient has experienced a decline in turnover of 30 per cent or more due to lockdown restrictions over a minimum two-week period within the Greater Sydney lockdown (from 26 June 2021 until the end of lockdown) compared to the:
    – Same period in 2019
    – Same period in 2020, or
    – 12 June to 25 June 2021
  • Applicants must show a decline in turnover of 30 per cent for any minimum two-week period in order to qualify (applicants can use a longer period if they wish)
  • Applicants must maintain their employee headcount as at 13 July 2021 for the period for which they receive JobSaver payments
  • For non-employing businesses, the business must be the primary income source for the associated person (usually the owner).
  • There can only be one application per ABN.


Re-testing FAQs

Is there a cut off date?

There is no cut-off date to complete this re-testing lodgement. Businesses can choose to re-test a number of fortnights together, or go back and complete the re-testing after a few fortnights. Businesses will drop in and drop out of the program depending on each fortnight’s eligibility.

Do I need to declare if I am no longer eligible?

Yes, Service NSW is asking recipients who are no longer eligible to declare as such. If it is found that a business received JobSaver when they were not eligible, the NSW Government may recover that payment.

Do I have to calculate if my business is not trading?

If your business is not trading at all, you do not need to do any calculations. You only need to complete the lodgement on the Service NSW website. However if you are trading, you will need to do the calculations before you complete re-testing lodgement.

Will I receive payment for September?

Service NSW has confirmed that all JobSaver payments will be made for the month of September, even if the businesses do not complete the re-testing requirement for this month. However, payment beyond September will stop until the testing requirements are completed for the fortnight listed above (13 – 26 September).

You will receive JobSaver payments fortnightly, backdated to the start of the fortnight you first experienced the required decline in turnover, on or after the commencement of JobSaver on 18 July 2021. 

Does my bookkeeper need to provide a letter?

You do not need your accountant or bookkeeper to prepare a letter of confirmation. However, you may ask us for assistance to ensure your calculations are correct.


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