Mutual obligation requirements resume for job seekers in New South Wales
15 October 2021
You may need to do certain activities to comply from 14 October 2021.
Some of the mutual obligation requirements for job seekers in New South Wales will restart from 14 October 2021.
This is in line with the National Plan to COVID-19 response.
The compulsory activities you need to meet are:
- attend your provider appointments
- agree to a new job plan or any adjustment to your current job plan.
Other activities, third party appointments and job interviews will be voluntary at this stage for areas exiting an extended lockdown, including:
- Greater Sydney
- NSW Regional Local Government Areas of:
Bathurst Regional, Broken Hill, Central Coast, City of Cessnock, City of Lake Macquarie, City of Lithgow, City of Maitland, City of Newcastle, City of Shellharbour, City of Shoalhaven, Dubbo, Eurobodalla, Goulburn Mulwaree, Jervis Bay, Kiama, Port Stephens, Queanbeyan-Palerang regional and Wingecarribee.
If you live outside of these areas, all mutual obligation requirements are now compulsory.
This applies to job seekers in all of the following:
- Online Employment Services
- Disability Employment Services
If you don’t meet compulsory activities, we may suspend your payment or apply a financial penalty.
You can find more information about:
- mutual obligation requirements on the jobactive website
- advice for job seekers on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.
Page last updated: 15 October 2021
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