How much you can get
Parental Leave Pay is currently $740.60 per week before tax. This is based on the weekly rate of the national minimum wage.
You can receive Parental Leave Pay for up to 18 weeks. We can pay it directly or your employer can pay it to you.
Your partner may also be eligible for Dad and Partner Pay for up to 2 weeks. This means your family can receive a total of up to 20 weeks pay.
As an individual, if you’re eligible to receive Parental Leave Pay as well as Dad and Partner Pay for the same child, the total you receive from both payments can’t be more than 18 weeks pay.
When you’ll start receiving your payment depends on when you complete your claim. Read more about the payment start date.
Page last updated: 16 September 2019