Parental Leave Pay

A payment for up to 18 weeks while you care for your new child.

To get this you must:

  • be the primary carer of a newborn or newly adopted child
  • have individually earned less than $150,000 in the last financial year
  • not be working during your Parental Leave Pay period
  • have met the work test in the 13 months before the child’s birth or entry into care.

Read the full conditions under eligibility.

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

Page last updated: 3 October 2019