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What contribution do approved employers make to flights and transfers?
  • Currently, approved employers must organise and pay upfront the full costs of travel to and from Australia for seasonal workers. Approved employers may recoup any amount over the first $300.
  • From mid-2023 the Government will reimburse costs that cannot be recouped from seasonal workers through no fault of the employer, e.g. where workers disengage.
  • Employers will still be required to make a $300 contribution to workers' flights.
  • Long-term workers may elect to organise their own flights. However, in most situations approved employers will organise a one-way flight to Australia for long-term workers and pay the costs upfront. These costs may be recouped from workers through pay deductions.