Even in countries with strong economies such as Australia, retrenchment of staff may be necessary. Broader business conditions or unique circumstances may affect businesses and employers might respond with restructure or closure, including redundancy and retrenchments.

Download the Jobs Victoria Workers in Transition guide for businesses facing retrenchments (PDF 554KB)

If you are an employer facing a retrenchment process, we can help you with information and referral. In these pages you'll find information to help you understand retrenchment, the options available to you and your staff, and contacts for additional support.

Checklist for employers

Here's a checklist to help you establish what you need to do if you intend to retrench staff.

Understanding redundancy and retrenchment

What's the difference between redundancy and retrenchment? Get the facts, costs, benefits and alternatives.

Victorian Government assistance

Victorian Government Business Offices and Regional Development Victoria offices can help you with your questions and decisions. Find out how to contact your local office.

Questions and considerations

Some helpful questions and points to consider when preparing for your discussions with your Victorian Government Business Office.

Additional support and information

There are a number of services to help employers navigate the retrenchment process and associated issues.

How we can help your business

If your business is facing retrenchments and is interested in receiving support from Jobs Victoria Workers in Transition, get in touch by completing our expression of interest form.