COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021

The Wage Subsidy August 2021 payments support employers to continue to pay employees and protect jobs for businesses affected by a change in COVID-19 alert levels.

Information

Applications for the third COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021, known as Wage Subsidy August 2021 #3, are open for two weeks between 9am, 17 September and 11.59pm, 30 September 2021.

Applications for the second COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021, known as Wage Subsidy August 2021 #2, that was available between 9am, 3 September 2021 and 11.59pm, Thursday 16 September 2021 are now closed.

Already applied?

We'll email you once your application has been processed to let you know the outcome. If we need to get in touch before then, we'll call or email you. We cannot give you an update on your application status over the phone.

Even if you didn’t apply for previous payment, you can apply for Wage Subsidy #3 if you meet the eligibility criteria.

If you’ve applied for a previous COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021, you need to wait until two weeks after you’ve applied before you can apply for Wage Subsidy August 2021 #3. If you apply earlier than this, your application for the new subsidy will be declined.

If you applied and were eligible for the second wage subsidy, we’ll email you to tell you when you can apply for the new Wage Subsidy #3.

COVID-19 wage subsidies - employer search

To make sure all COVID-19 wage subsidy payments 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
  • The wage subsidy the payments relate to (the current payment is called Wage Subsidy August 2021).

COVID-19 wage subsidies – employer search