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jobactive is the Australian Government’s way to get more Australians into work. It connects job seekers with employers and is delivered by a network of jobactive providers in over 1700 locations across Australia.

To find out more about jobactive and to find your local provider visit the jobactive website.

Employers can use a local jobactive provider for tailored recruitment services, at no cost to their business. jobactive providers work closely with employers to understand their recruitment needs. Find out more about how jobactive can help employers find staff.

Job seekers can get help from a jobactive provider to get and keep a job . jobactive providers have the flexibility to tailor their services to a job seeker’s assessed needs. Find out more about how jobactive can help jobseekers.

If you have recently been made redundant from your job, there is also information available on support to help you.

jobactive providers have a strong understanding of local labour markets. They know where the jobs are, what to do to help job seekers get ready for work and how to match job seekers to employer needs.


jobactive replaced Job Services Australia on 1 July 2015.

For information on the purchasing process for jobactive, see the Employment Services Procurement Information on this website or read the jobactive purchasing process fact sheet.

On 20 March 2019, the Government announced reforms to employment services that will come into effect in July 2022. For more information, see the New Employment Service Model page.

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The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with jobactive.

Fraudulent activity shut down on jobactive

News | 3 August 2018

Updated 17 December 2018 On 3 August 2018, the Department of Jobs and Small Business notified that it had identified and resolved fraudulent activity related to employer advertisements on the jobactive website.

One in four employees leave a job within 12 months – find out how to improve staff retention at your business

News | 31 May 2018

The latest jobactive blog article 9 common reasons your staff are quitting and 10 strategies to get them stay explores the cost of staff turnover for small to medium businesses and provides strategies on how to keep your best staff for longer. Visit the jobactive blog to read the full article.

The shoe fits for Anas

News | 25 April 2018

Footwear manufacturer Steve Maul says finding someone with the right skills and experience to work in his industry is challenging.

Working together to deliver jobs in Ararat

News | 18 April 2018

AME Systems, which provides customised electrical wiring solutions for buses, trains, trams and heavy industry vehicles, was struggling to find suitable workers.

jobactive achieves one million job placements

News | 13 April 2018

jobactive has reached the one million job placement milestone! ...

SA Job Pathway matches young people and employers

News | 3 April 2018

A job matching event for job seekers and employers in South Australia has proved to be a winner for job hunters.

Release of jobactive case load data

News | 11 May 2017

For the first time the Department of Employment has released jobactive caseload data on youth, Indigenous and refugee job seekers. The data will help businesses to find and recruit a diverse local workforce and improve employment opportunities for vulnerable job seekers.

Australian Government response on Youth Jobs PaTH Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

News | 3 March 2017

Employability Skills Training Panel members announced

News | 22 February 2017

The Australian Government has announced that over 70 organisations will be offered appointment as providers on the new jobactive PaTH Employability Skills Training Panel. 

Engaging Early School Leavers measure commences

News | 15 January 2016

On 1 January 2016 the $13.5 million Engaging Early School Leavers measure announced in the 2015-16 Budget commenced.

jobactive employment services start on 1 July 2015

News | 30 June 2015

From 1 July 2015, jobactive is the Australian Government’s new way to help Australians into work and help employers find the right staff for their business.