Parental Leave Pay

A short term payment while you’re on leave from work to care for your new child.

Eligibility basics

  • be the primary carer of a newborn or newly adopted child
  • individually earned less than $150,000 in the last financial year
  • be on leave or not working whilst receiving Parental Leave Pay
  • have done enough work in the 13 months before to meet the work test

If you are an employer, read more about the Paid Parental Leave scheme for employers and how it might affect your business.

Page last updated: 17 September 2019

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