Paid Parental Leave

Paid Parental Leave is a payment scheme where eligible employees, usually mothers who have newborn or newly adopted children, can apply to receive 18 weeks paid leave from work. The funded pay is at the National Minimum Wage. Employees working full-time, part-time, casual, seasonal, on a contract basis and self-employed workers may also be eligible for this payment.

To prepare your business for the Paid Parental Leave scheme, you can register for Centrelink Business Online Services.