COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Extension

A Wage Subsidy Extension payment was available from 10 June to 1 September 2020 to support employers, including self-employed people, who were still significantly impacted by COVID-19.


You can no longer apply for the Wage Subsidy Extension.

You can still apply for the Leave Support Scheme if you have staff who can’t work because of COVID-19.

Check to find out about other business supports available.

Employer search

To ensure payments are transparent and accountable to the public, you can search for companies that have received payments.

COVID-19 wage subsidies - Employer Search

The search will tell you:

  • the name of the company
  • the number of employees for whom payment has been made
  • the amount paid
  • the type of COVID-19 payment paid.