COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Extension

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


The Wage Subsidy Extension was available from 10 June 2020 to 1 September 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.

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

Employer search

To ensure payments are transparent and accountable to the public, you can search for companies that have received payments.

COVID-19 wage subsidies - Employer Search

The search will tell you:

  • the name of the company
  • the number of employees for whom payment has been made
  • the amount paid
  • the type of COVID-19 payment paid.