Parental Leave Pay

Financial support for up to 18 weeks to help working parents care for a newborn or recently adopted child.

Eligibility basics

  • be the primary carer of a newborn or recently adopted child
  • meet a work and 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

Page last updated: 25 May 2016