Employment Assistance Fund

The Employment Assistance Fund helps people with disability and mental health condition by providing financial assistance to purchase a range of work related modifications and services for people who are about to start a job or who are currently working, as well as those who require assistance to find and prepare for work. 

The Fund may reimburse the cost of work related modifications and services including, but not limited to:

  • the cost of modifications to the physical work environment
  • modifications to work vehicles
  • adaptive equipment for the workplace
  • information and communication devices
  • Auslan interpreting
  • specialist services for employees with specific learning disorders and mental health conditions
  • disability awareness training
  • Deafness awareness training
  • mental health first aid training

Recruitment agencies may also apply for reimbursement of Auslan interpreting that they provide for a job interview. Click on the link below for an Employment Assistance Fund fact sheet you can print off.

Employment Assistance Fund Guidelines

The Employment Assistance Fund Guidelines contain detailed information on the Employment Assistance Fund including eligibility, the application process and the documentary evidence required to support your application and reimbursement:

For previous versions of the EAF Guidelines please contact a JobAccess Adviser on 1800 464 800.

How to apply for assistance

Employers, people with disability and employment service providers may apply for assistance by completing an online Employment Assistance Fund application form. The following instructions can help guide your through the application process:

A JobAccess Adviser can provide information about possible equipment, services and modifications and guide you through the application process. You can contact a JobAccess Adviser on 1800 464 800 or submit an online enquiry form:

Workplace Adjustment Tool

If you would like advice or ideas on how to make appropriate modifications and adjustments for an employee with disability, you can search our Workplace Adjustment Tool. The Workplace Adjustment Tool contains practical ideas and solutions aimed at supporting people with disability as they complete a vast array of activities and tasks in the workplace. The tool links you to suppliers of products and solutions in your state.

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