Your options and obligations for Parental Leave Pay.
In this section
How to keep us up to date
If you don’t tell us about changes in your circumstances you risk losing your payment or getting a debt.
How to change your nominated start date
If you’ve submitted your claim for Parental Leave Pay, you may request to change the start date. You can’t change your state date if your Paid Parental Leave period has started.
How going back to work can effect your Parental Leave pay
To receive Parental Leave Pay, you must be on leave or not working from when you become your child's primary carer until the end of your Paid Parental Leave Pay period.
Additional payments and support
As a new parent, you may be able to get other payments and support.
If you receive a Parental Leave Pay overpayment, you'll have to repay the money.
While travelling outside Australia
To get your payment while outside Australia you must continue to meet the qualification rules for Parental Leave Pay.