Starting a new job

Get help finding and starting a new job that uses your new skills.

Looking for work

There are various tools and services to help you look for work. Read more about job hunting, online job searches and tools to find government jobs.

Accepting a job

You could get a job offer over the phone or by email. You’re also likely to get a formal offer document.

Read this document carefully. Before you formally accept the job, be clear about what it is and what the employer expects from you.

Read about your workplace rights and employee entitlements on the Fair Work Ombudsman website.

Starting your own business

Instead of getting a new job, you may decide to become your own boss and start a business.

Self-Employment Assistance can help you start your own small business or support an existing micro-business. It includes personalised support to help you become a self-employed business owner.

Read more about Self-Employment Assistance on the Workforce Australia website.

Keeping us up to date

You need to tell us when your circumstances change. If you don’t, we may pay you the wrong amount and you’ll have to repay the money. There may be other penalties.

If you get a payment from us, you’ll need to tell us about all of the following:

If your Centrelink online account is linked to myGov you can sign in now to tell us about changes to your circumstances.

Sign in to myGov

You can also tell us using either:

If you don’t need a payment from us anymore, you can also cancel your payment using your Centrelink online account.

Page last updated: 17 April 2023.
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