Welcome to the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations enables access to quality skills, training and employment to support Australians find secure work in fair, productive and safe workplaces – supporting individuals, businesses and our nation to prosper.

On 1 June 2022, the Governor-General, acting on the advice of the Federal Executive Council, made an Administrative Arrangements Order to commence on 1 July 2022.

The orders state that the Department of Education, Skills and Employment will become the Department of Education and a new entity will be created, the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.

While a new website is being developed for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, information is available from the following websites:

New employment service launched 4 July

Workforce Australia is the new employment service where you can find and keep a job, change jobs, or create your own job.

Workforce Australia replaced jobactive. If you’re participating in employment services there is information and support to guide you through the changes.