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.