Parental Leave Pay

Financial support for up to 18 weeks to help eligible parents take time off work to care for a newborn or recently adopted child.

Eligibility basics

  • be the primary carer of a newborn or recently adopted child
  • meet the Paid Parental Leave work test
  • meet the Paid Parental Leave income test
  • be on leave or not working from the time you become your child's primary carer until the end of your Paid Parental Leave period
If you are an employer, read more about the Paid Parental Leave scheme and how it might affect your business.

Page last updated: 2 March 2016