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Applying for NEIS

To apply for NEIS, you must meet the following personal and business eligibility requirements:

Personal eligibility requirements

You must:

  • Be registered with Centrelink and looking for full-time employment (or on a Centrelink Allowance)
  • Be over 18 years of age at the time of signing your NEIS agreement
  • Be able to attend full-time training
  • Be available to work in the business full time
  • Have a controlling interest in the business
  • Not be an undischarged bankrupt
  • Not have received a NEIS allowance in the previous three years
  • Not have received NEIS assistance for a similar business
Business eligibility requirements

Your proposed business must: 

  • Be a new business (that has never operated commercially before)
  • Not be based on the purchase or takeover of an existing business
  • Not be a franchise 
  • Independent, reputable and legal
  • Have the potential for commercial viability
  • Be established and located in Australia.
if you fit the criteria above, complete and submit the NEIS application form to get started.