31 Aug 2018

Welcome to the Territory incentives

New ‘Welcome to the Territory’ incentives are part of the Northern Territory Population Growth Strategy 2018 to 2028.

The strategy is a framework for attracting people to the Territory and encouraging those already here to stay for the long term.

The incentives will target early career females (aged 20 to 39 years) and late career workers (aged 55 to 65 years) in high priority occupations as defined on the NT Skilled Occupation Priority List

Senior management as well as entry-level roles are included on the priority list across a range of industry sectors that include pastoralism and agriculture, finance, construction, engineering, aviation, human resources, IT and hospitality.

To be eligible, applicants must secure a job in the Territory for a minimum of 12 months and have not lived in the Territory during the two years preceding the date of application.

Jobs with the Northern Territory Public Sector and self-employed and entrepreneurs starting a new business are not eligible for the program. The incentives are only available to Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Territory businesses who are unable to fill positions on the high priority list with a local person can register for the program and extend their search interstate. If they find a suitable candidate who meets the program criteria, the incentives may apply once that person has been hired and relocated.

Full program details will be released on 1 October 2018, with the grant applications opening from 1 November 2018.

For further information view welcome to the Territory incentive.