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Lost your job?

Losing your job, for any reason, can have a major impact not just on your finances, but on your overall happiness, lifestyle and well-being.

If you’re ever feeling overwhelmed, or even just troubled with anxiety, stress, or helplessness contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36 or Lifeline 13 11 14 who can help you through your difficulty. Looking after your mental health is a key aspect of maintaining your overall well-being, and being in a position to meet the challenges of life including unemployment.

Help Options

  • Take care with lump sum or redundancy payment

    you may have received. Before committing this money to any loan or major purchases, check with Centrelink; It may impact on benefits you could receive, and you never know how long this money might need to last..

  • Contact your lenders banks and credit providers and advise of your changed situation.

    For example loan payments may be suspended for a short time under HARDSHIP ASSISTANCE, which may save you much stress, and preserve your available cash.

  • Contact Centrelink to apply for any available benefits and allowances

    Call 132 850

  • Have you had an unfair dismissal?

    this is dismissal in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner, and is unlawful. If you feel this has happened to you, consult Legal Aid for advice on taking action, which must be done within 21 days of dismissal. You may be entitled to compensation or to get your job back.

  • Check Your Entitlements

    Check you’ve received all your entitlements owing from your employer, such as unpaid wages, leave, redundancy. Fairwork Australia and Fair Entitlements Guarantee scheme may assist in pursuing these, depending on the situation.

Key Contacts

Phone: 132 850

Job Services Astralia

Fairwork Australia
Phone: 13 13 94

Fair Entitlements Guarantee
Phone: 1300 135 040

Phone: 13 11 14

Phone: 1300 22 4636

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