Jobs for Canberrans

Jobs for Canberrans

Closes: 30 November 2020

Classification: Casual roles for people who have lost jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic
Salary: Salary will be dependent on classification of the position
Position No: Jobs for Canberrans
Directorate: Cross-agency
Advertised (Gazettal date): 10 July 2020

Canberra working together

The ACT Government is working to ensure the economic survival of the ACT and surrounding regions through a comprehensive economic response to the COVID 19 pandemic.

As we increase capacity in our health system, we need to keep our city going.

To do this, we need to work together with Canberrans to create job opportunities for those that need it and support local businesses through this difficult time.

The Jobs for Canberrans Fund will provide work opportunities for people in the casual or semi-skilled workforce who have lost their jobs or have been significantly impacted due to COVID-19.

Jobs will be available for people who have relied on casual work and are not eligible for the Australian Government’s wage subsidy scheme or other support.

Roles will have minimal pre-requisites and can be undertaken in a manner that is compliant with public health directions.

The ACT Government will work with businesses, employee representatives and community services organisations to target those people most in need.

By working together, Canberra will get through this.

View available roles here.


To be eligible to apply for roles, people must have lost their job, or have been significantly impacted as a result of COVID-19.

Roles will be made available to people most in need. Highest priority will be given to people ineligible for any Australian Government support.

Applicants will be stepped though eligibility criteria in more detail when they register.

A high number of registrations have been received since the program was announced.

Registration is still open, so please sign up if you are eligible.

We will be working hard to process applications over the coming days and weeks.

If you have already registered you will continue to receive notifications as new jobs become available.

Sign up

Eligible people can now sign up to be notified of casual and short-term roles in a range of areas including:

  • cleaning
  • administration
  • customer service
  • fire recovery restoration
  • garden maintenance
  • building maintenance

Steps to sign-up

To sign up, people will need to have an ACT Digital account so they can:

  • receive notifications on new jobs vacancies
  • apply for job vacancies online
  • easily update your contact details.

To create an ACT Digital account and to apply click here

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Customer Services and Information
Emergency Management
Trades, Maintenance and Horticulture