The Department of Human Services is responsible for administering the Paid Parental Leave scheme. For more information about the Paid Parental Leave scheme visit the Department of Human Services’ website.
The National Employment Standards in the Fair Work Act include a minimum entitlement for eligible employees of up to 52 weeks’ unpaid parental leave which may be taken in conjunction with Parental Leave Pay. The Attorney-General’s Department is responsible for the Fair Work Act.
For information about working entitlements and workplace obligations:
Information on an employer’s role in providing Parental Leave Pay
For more information about the Paid Parental Leave scheme and the responsibilities of an employer you can:
- view the Employer Toolkit available on the Department of Human Services website
- call the Business Hotline
- visit your nearest Centrelink Customer Service Centre
For information about working entitlements and workplace obligations refer to the Fair Work Ombudsman or call 13 13 94. For access to all the government information and services Australian businesses need, visit the business.gov.au website.
Small businesses can also call the business.gov.au information line on 13 28 46.