A short term payment while you’re on leave from work to care for your new child.
- 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.
In this section
Eligibility & payment rates
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Parental Leave Pay, and how much you'll get.
Check if you're eligible before you start your claim.
Managing your payment
Your options and obligations for Parental Leave Pay.
Tools, information and other services we offer.
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Parental Leave Pay.