Relocation Incentives

The Rockhampton Resources Sector Relocation Incentives Program is an initiative of the Rockhampton Regional Council, to increase Rockhampton’s population and to help businesses located in the Rockhampton Local Government Area attract workers into jobs in the resources sector.

For individuals looking to move to Rockhampton, it's a four step process:

  • apply for, and secure a job with a business in the resources sector (or with a business servicing the resources sector) that has registered with Council before moving to Rockhampton;
  • submit your online application for an incentive package (Stage 1) and receive an in-principle approval before moving to Rockhampton and commencing your new employment;
  • move to Rockhampton and commence employment;
  • submit your Stage 2 application and, if approved receive your incentives package.

For local businesses involved the resources sector, there is a simple online registration process.  Once your business is registered, if an eligible individual applies and secures a job with you they can apply for an incentives package.  You will also be given access to a promotional kit that can be used when promoting relevant vacancies.

For further assistance, please email relocate@rrc.qld.gov.au or call 4936 8885.

Please see the full terms and conditions(PDF, 593KB) for further details.

What incentives are available?

  New Resident Relocation Bonus  Airport Car Parking  Housing Construction Grant  Rates Discount   Total
Trigger Following arrival in Rockhampton & confirmation of employment Following arrival in Rockhampton & confirmation of employment Upon construction of a new residential dwelling (detached house) within 18 months of arrival in Rockhampton If existing dwelling is purchased within 12 months of arrival in Rockhampton or in the year following construction of a new dwelling   -
Per Eligible  Resource Sector   Job   $1,000 3 months unlimited free car parking at Rockhampton Airport (approx $500) $5,000  Maximum $1,000*  $7,500

 

Am I eligible to apply?

Whether you have just started thinking about moving to Rockhampton or you’ve found yourself a job here and you’re about to make the move, we want to help make your journey as easy as possible.

If you have secured a job in the resources sector you may be eligible for incentives of up to $7,500 to relocate to Rockhampton.

To be eligible to apply you must be:

  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • currently living outside the Rockhampton Local Government Area (and broader catchment area – see here for details(PDF, 11MB) )
  • have not lived or worked in Rockhampton in the last twelve months
  • intending to move to Rockhampton before 30 June 2020

The job that you’re moving for must be:

  • with an approved business working in the resources sector
  • for at least 12 months
  • not with the Queensland or Australian governments
  • not as part of your own business or start-up.

Check your eligibility and apply here

I’m a business in the resources sector looking for workers?

Local businesses can utilise the Resources Sector Relocation Incentives Program to attract staff to fill roles in the resources sector.

You must register your business to participate.

Registration is simple to complete and we will provide you with access to a promotional toolkit to be used when promoting relevant vacancies.

For an applicant to be eligible, they must secure a job for a minimum of 12 months not have lived in Rockhampton during the twelve months preceding the date of application and intend to relocate to live in the Rockhampton Local Government Area.

Register here