Retrenched or made redundant
If you’ve lost your job and got a redundancy or termination payment, you may be able to get help.
Financial Information Service
The Financial Information Service is a free, confidential service that can help you decide about investment and financial issues.
Social work services
Our social workers can help you during difficult times in your life with counselling, support and information.
If your employer went bankrupt or into liquidation, you may be able to claim some of your unpaid entitlements.
Read about the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) on the Attorney-General’s Department website.
You can't claim unpaid employer superannuation contributions through FEG. The Australian Taxation Office website has information about claiming your unpaid superannuation.
Financial relief from loan payments
Your bank or financial institution may offer temporary help with your loan if you’ve lost your job. If you're having trouble paying your loan or mortgage, contact them to find out how they can help.
Payments and support while you look for work
There are payments and services to support you if you’re in any of the following situations:
- looking for work
- recently lost your job
- at risk of losing your job.
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment What’s Next? website can help you with next steps after your job loss.
Information for employers
We can help you provide support and information to your employees who are facing redundancy or retrenchment.
Read the redundancy information for employers.
Page last updated: 4 March 2020
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