Dad and Partner Pay

A payment for up to 2 weeks while you care for your new child.

To get this you must:

  • care for a newborn or newly adopted child
  • have individually earned less than $150,000 in the last financial year
  • not be working or taking paid leave during your Dad and Partner Pay period
  • have met the work test in the 13 months before your Dad and Partner Pay period starts.

Read the full conditions under eligibility.

The work test to get Parental Leave Pay and Dad and Partner Pay has changed. Read more if you're welcoming a new child to your family.

If you're an employer, read more about the Paid Parental Leave scheme for employers and how to help your employees.

Page last updated: 20 December 2019