Regional Skills Relocation Grants


The NSW Government has established the Regional Skills Relocation Grant to increase the availability of skilled and experienced workers for businesses setting up in, relocating to, or existing in regional NSW.

Grants are available for regional NSW businesses operating in eligible industries to assist with the relocation costs of eligible skilled workers moving from metropolitan areas to regional NSW. Workers must be permanent residents or Australian citizens.

Approved businesses will be reimbursed up to $10,000 to assist with the relocation expenses incurred by the eligible skilled workers they employ. The relocation expenses covered by this grant are: 

  • Furniture removal

  • Travel for immediate family to relocate

  • Temporary accommodation for up to three months

  • Furniture storage for up to three months

The program will run for four years, providing 250 grants per year. Examples of eligible industries include: agriculture, forestry, manufacturing, mining and tourism.

Rachel Whiting