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
You might be affected by recent changes. Read more about changes to family payments.

Page last updated: 20 September 2016