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Support for parents to care for a newborn or recently adopted child
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For Centrelink payments and services, you can call our multilingual phone service.
To get Dad and Partner Pay for a child born or adopted before 1 July 2023, you must meet all of the following:
- care for a newborn or newly adopted child
- have met the income test
- have met the work test
- not be working and not be taking paid leave during your Dad and Partner Pay period except for allowable reasons
- have registered or applied to register your child’s birth with your state or territory birth registry, if they’re a newborn.
Read the full conditions under who can get it.
You must also claim Dad and Partner Pay within the claiming timeframes.
If your child is born or adopted from 1 July 2023, you may be able to claim Parental Leave Pay.
If you’re an employer, read more about the Paid Parental Leave scheme for employers and how to help your employees.
Dad and Partner Pay is currently $882.75 per week before tax. It’s based on the weekly rate of the national minimum wage.
Complete the following steps to claim Dad and Partner Pay. Before you start, check if you can get it.