Dad and Partner Pay

A short term payment if you’re a dad or partner on leave from work to help care for your new child.

Eligibility basics

  • be caring for a newborn or newly adopted child
  • under the income test limit
  • on unpaid leave or not in a job
  • have done enough work in the 13 months before to meet the work test

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

Page last updated: 12 May 2018