Department of Education, Skills and Employment

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. 

Paid Parental Leave Scheme

Supporting Working Parents

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Last modified on Thursday 11 April 2019 [9846|113971]