Support for new parents on leave from work
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A payment of $719.35 a week for up to 2 weeks while you’re on unpaid leave from work to care for your new child.
- be caring for a newborn or newly adopted child
- 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 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.
In this section
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Dad and Partner Pay, and how much you'll get.
How much Dad and Partner Pay you'll get.
There are 5 steps to claim Dad and Partner Pay. Before you start, check you can receive it and when to claim.
Managing your payment
Your options and obligations for Dad and Partner Pay.
Impacts to your payment
Dad and Partner Pay is a taxable payment. It may affect your tax obligations and other payments.
Tools, information and other services we offer.
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Dad and Partner Pay.