Tradies wanted in Queensland! 

We're calling for tradies to move to Queensland to build-up our construction workforce and keep our economy growing.

The Queensland Government's Tradies in Paradise initiative offers up to $1750 in cash incentives to 1000 tradespeople and building professionals from across Australia (excl. NSW) who relocate and complete reconstruction work, helping our flood-impacted communities rebuild and recover sooner. 

While here, tradies will get a taste of what it’s like to work, live and relax in our great state … and maybe even stay forever, trading up to paradise and tapping into Queensland’s nation-leading growth and works pipeline.

Spread the word 📢

Promote this great opportunity to work in paradise across your networks and to interstate tradies you think may be interested, using the promotional materials below.

Employers working on flood recovery may consider targeted recruitment across existing networks and channels, and into interstate markets.

For more information, including how eligible workers can register interest or apply, visit


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We'll be posting more on our Skills for Queensland Facebook, Business Queensland Facebook and DESBT LinkedIn pages too, so please follow us and share away!

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Below is some content you can use to create your own posts. Please tag us @SkillsForQLD, and remember to include #TradiesInParadise in your posts.

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Copy - general: 

Tradies across Australia are being called to paradise with a new campaign to build-up Queensland’s construction workforce and keep the state's strong economy growing.

The Queensland Government's Tradies in Paradise initiative offers up to $1750 in cash bonuses to 1000 eligible interstate tradespeople and building professionals who relocate to help communities rebuild and recover from recent flooding.
Interstate tradies can learn more and register their interest 👉🏽
Excludes NSW. Conditions apply.

📢 Spread the word! @ Tag a tradie!
#TradiesInParadise #WorkInParadise

@SkillsForQLD #Queensland #SEQfloods
Copy - targeting interstate trades:

Tradies, want to work in paradise?

For lifestyle and opportunity, nothing beats Queensland — a tradies' paradise!

Check this out 👉🏽 up to $1750 in cash bonuses for 1000 eligible interstate tradespeople and building professionals who relocate to help communities rebuild after recent floods under Queensland's Tradies in Paradise initiative. Excludes NSW trades, where large-scale flood reconstruction is also underway.

Learn more and register your interest at Conditions apply. 

📢 Spread the word! @ Tag a tradie!
#TradiesInParadise #WorkInParadise

@SkillsForQLD #Queensland #SEQfloods
Copy for recruiting employers - targeting interstate trades:

Recruiting now for flood reconstruction!

Interstate tradespeople and building professionals may be eligible for up to $1750 in cash bonuses to relocate under Queensland's Tradies in Paradise initiative. Excludes NSW. Learn more at

Contact us, [insert your business name], to learn more about opportunities to work with us on reconstruction work today.

📢 Spread the word! @ Tag a tradie!
#TradiesInParadise #WorkInParadise

 #Queensland #SEQfloods


Content for newsletters and other communications

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A fact sheet is available to print, distribute and display to help inform and inspire eligible construction workers to make the move to Queensland. 


Contact us 

Contact us if you need any alternative formats for your communication channels or have any other requests or questions.

Thanks for your support!


Communications team
Department of Employment, Small Business and Training 


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