Pause of requirements

Sometimes there may be a pause of your mutual obligation or participation requirements.

Pause of requirements

During this period, no payment suspensions or financial penalties will apply if you don’t meet your requirements.

You must still report any income you and your partner get every 2 weeks, even if it’s $0. This is so we can pay you the right amount.

You can stay up to date with information about pauses of mutual obligation or participation requirements by continuing to check this page for updates.

You can also read more about pause of obligations on the Workforce Australia website. This includes notifications, what happens during a pause and what you need to do when the pause ends.

If you’re unable to meet your requirements for any reason, you should speak to your provider.

Current pauses

There’s a pause of requirements in the following locations.

There’s no national pause of requirements at this time.

There’s no pause of requirements for ACT at this time.

There’s no pause of requirements for NSW at this time.

You can check to see:

  • if your area is affected by an event in the NT
  • the start and end date of any mutual obligation or participation requirements pause in your area.

The pause will apply if you’re a participant in the Community Development Program (CDP). It only applies to certain CDP regions listed below.

LGACDP regionEventStart dateEnd date
 Community of Milyakburra (CDP Region 42)Extreme Weather5 July 20244 August 2024

There’s no pause of requirements for QLD at this time.

There’s no pause of requirements for SA at this time.

There’s no pause of requirements for TAS at this time.

There’s no pause of requirements for VIC at this time.

There’s no pause of requirements for WA at this time.

Page last updated: 5 July 2024.
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