Commonwealth Parental Leave Pay scheme

An employee who is a parent may be entitled to receive financial support under the Commonwealth Government’s Parental Leave Pay scheme, which includes Dad and Partner Pay. This scheme involves financial payments made to the employee, not an additional form of leave which can be accessed by the employee.

An employee may be required to obtain information or evidence from their employer to support their application for Commonwealth Parental Leave Pay. Where an employee requests such information, it should be provided.

For information regarding the scheme, including eligibility requirements for payments, visit the information available on the Commonwealth Government’s Human Services website at Parental Leave PayExternal Link .

Policy and Guidelines for Commonwealth Parental Leave Pay scheme

Reviewed 25 May 2020

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