2020 COVID-19 Wage Subsidy

This subsidy has ended, but there's other support you can apply for.


This payment is no longer available. Find out what other support we offer for businesses.

The 2020 Wage Subsidy was available from 27 March 2020 to 9 June 2020. It was for employers and self-employed people who would otherwise have had to lay off staff or reduce their hours due to COVID-19.

Wage Subsidy employer search

To ensure payments under the Wage Subsidy Scheme are transparent and that the scheme is accountable to the public, you can search for companies that have received payments.

The search will tell you:

  • the name of the company
  • the number of employees for whom payment has been made
  • the amount paid.