Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job (RATTUAJ) is an Australian Government program that assists eligible participants to relocate to take up an offer of employment. Relocation assistance helps participants accept work outside of their area by removing the financial barriers that can prevent people relocating.
Job seekers who are participating in employment services programs may be immediately eligible for help with their moving costs under the Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job program.
From 1 May 2021, if you relocate to take up ongoing work, including an apprenticeship, for more than 20 hours a week for more than six months, you may be eligible to receive up to:
- $3,000 if you relocate to a capital city*
- $6,000 if you relocate to a regional area
- An extra $3,000 if you relocate with a dependent.
* If relocating from one capital city to a capital city with fewer jobs, you may not be able to access relocation assistance.
Employment services providers can use up to $2,000 to provide upfront support to job seekers who need assistance with agreed relocation costs.