To get Parental Leave Pay you must meet residence rules.
- have Australian citizenship
- hold a permanent visa
- hold a Special Category visa, or
- hold a temporary visa, such as a partner provisional, interdependency or temporary protection visa.
You must continue to meet the residence rules for as long as you get this payment.
In this section
You usually need to be an Australian resident to get a payment from us. This page explains how we define an Australian resident.
Newly arrived resident's waiting period
If you've recently arrived as a resident in Australia, you may have to wait to get payments or concession cards.