Job Accelerator Grant Scheme

The Job Accelerator Grant Scheme applied to new positions created between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018. The Scheme is now closed to new applications.

As part of a range of measures announced by the Premier of South Australia and the Treasurer of South Australia on 26 March 2020 due to COVID-19, the State Government has amended the eligibility criteria for certain Job Accelerator Grant claims.

For businesses with an existing Job Accelerator Grant where the second year anniversary falls between 1 February 2020 and 30 June 2020 (inclusive), the eligibility for the grant payment will be assessed based on the number of full time equivalents (FTEs) as at 31 January 2020.

RevenueSA has now opened all claims where the second year anniversary falls between 1 February 2020 and 30 June 2020 (inclusive).

For example, a small cafe has a Job Accelerator Grant application for an employee who commenced on 15 April 2018.

Due to the measures announced by the Federal and State Governments, the cafe had to close its restaurant and restrict trading to take-away only, reducing the number of staff employed from 23 March 2020. As the second year anniversary fell between 1 February 2020 and 30 June 2020 and business was adversely affected by COVID-19, the cafe can submit their claim based on the number of FTEs as at 31 January 2020.


Businesses could register for a Job Accelerator Grant (JAG) to assist in employing additional full-time, part-time and casual employees in South Australia, with up to $10 000 ($5000 per year) available for every new job created.

Businesses that registered a new employee for a JAG will receive up to an additional $5000 ($2500 per year), if that employee is an eligible apprentice or trainee where the position is also deemed to be eligible for the JAG.

The Treasurer is the government party administering the Job Accelerator Grant Scheme and has appointed the Commissioner of State Taxation as his agent for the purposes of the Scheme.

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Accuracy of Supporting Information

Recipients of any tax relief packages in relation to COVID-19 (including waivers, deferrals or other tax relief) may be subject to an audit by representatives of RevenueSA.

You are required to retain supporting information for a period of five years after the relief has been approved and/or provided to you.

If, during an audit or investigation, the information is found to be inaccurate or fraudulent, the relief amount may be repayable on demand, which may include further penalties.