Goodbye JobActive and Hello Workforce Australia

Today, 4 July 2022, JobActive is being replaced with a new online service called Workforce Australia. 

If you’re have a JobActive log in you will receive a JobActive inbox message about what’s changing for you.

From today you will be able to:

  • access Workforce Australia Online at
  • download the Workforce Australia mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.


Access to your new Workforce Australia Online account

From 4 July 2022, you’ll access your account via the new Workforce Australia website at or the Workforce Australia app.
To sign in, use your current JobActive account details. Your new Workforce Australia Online account will have your information, including a copy of your current Job Plan for your reference.


What does this mean for Employers ?

When you need to advertise for roles for labour market testing purposes, you will now need to use Workforce Australia and not Job Active. 
As a reminder the requirement for labour market testing is:

  • the nominated position has been advertised in Australia for 28 days within the previous 4 months before lodgement of the nomination
  • the advertisement is in English and must include the following information:
    • the title or a description of the position
    • the skills or experience required for the position
    • the name of the approved sponsor or the name of the recruitment agency being used by the sponsor
    • the annual earnings for the position (if the intended annual earnings are lower than $96,400 AUD).  Please note that a salary range is acceptable.
  • At least 3 advertisements 
    • a mandatory posting on the government’s Workforce Australia website plus two or more published in any of the below:
      • on a recruitment website with 'national reach' in Australia
        This would include: 
        • prominent or professional recruitment websites that publish advertisements for positions throughout Australia, as well as industry specific recruitment websites relevant to the occupation that are in significant use by the industry; and
        • LinkedIn's online recruitment platform except for Job vacancies restricted to LinkedIn profile members.
        • The jobs portal of a general classifieds website.
      • This would NOT include the classifieds portal of a general classifieds website or an advertisement solely through a social media notification, such as Twitter or Instagram.
    • in print media with national reach in Australia
      • This would include national newspapers or magazines that are published at least monthly and marketed throughout Australia.
    • on radio with national reach in Australia
      • This would include radio programs that are broadcast or syndicated nationally.
    • if the sponsor is an accredited sponsor – on the approved sponsor's website.


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