How much Parental Leave Pay you can get

Parental leave pay is currently $695 per week before tax for a maximum of 18 weeks.

This is based on the weekly rate of the national minimum wage. We can pay it directly or your employer can pay it to you. You can receive Parental Leave Pay for up to 18 weeks.

Your partner may also be eligible for Dad and Partner Pay for up to 2 weeks. This means your family can receive a total of up to 20 weeks pay.

If you’re eligible to receive Parental Leave Pay as well as Dad and Partner Pay for the same child, the total you receive from both payments can’t be more than 18 weeks pay.

Page last updated: 6 February 2018