About the

The National Self-Employment Association Ltd. (NS-EA) was formed in February 1995, originally as the National NEIS Association, to represent the organisations providing Self-Employment Assistance, on behalf of the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. NS-EA assists members to maintain the quality of the program through professional development activities and acts as a conduit between providers and government decision-makers. In addition to supporting members, NS-EA is also able to assist in answering questions people may have about the program and the services available through Self-Employment Assistance.

The Association has a part-time Chief Executive Officer and is reliant on the voluntary services of its Board of Directors. The Association represents over 90% of Australia’s Self-Employment Assistance providers and over 90% of the nation’s delivery of Self-Employment Assistance places; take a moment to meet our members.

NS-EA values the opportunity to work with various industry partners to assist both Self-Employment Assistance providers and their clients, including our strategic alliance with insurance brokers BizCover.


About the Self-Employment Assistance Program

For more than 35 years, the Australian Government has supported more than 250,000 people to start their own small business through Self-Employment Assistance, formerly known as NEIS. For more information on the Self-Employment Assistance Program please see our FAQs, or contact your nearest Self-Employment Assistance provider.

To find your nearest Self-Employment Assistance provider please use the postcode search tool.