I need information on Paid Parental Leave
The Australian Government provides short-term financial support to eligible parents while they are on leave from work to care for their new child.
Support for parents taking parental leave
Is this for me?
- I’m pregnant
- My partner is pregnant
- I’m adopting a child
The Paid Parental Leave scheme provides eligible working parents with up to 18 weeks of government-funded Parental Leave Pay at the rate of the National Minimum Wage.
The Supporting Working Parents website is a one-stop-shop that contains information for employees on workplace rights and obligations in relation to pregnancy, parental leave and return to work.