Regional Skills Relocation Grant

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

Grants will be available for businesses operating in eligible industries. The funding is available to assist with the relocation costs of eligible skilled workers that move from metropolitan areas to regional NSW.

Approved businesses will be reimbursed up to $10,000 to assist with the following relocation costs incurred by eligible skilled workers they employ:

  • furniture removal

  • travel for immediate family to relocate

  • temporary accommodation for up to three months

  • furniture storage for up to three months.

The NSW Government has committed $10 million for applications over the next four years—$2.5 million will be available each year, providing 250 grants of up to $10,000.

For more information and to apply go to