Dad and Partner Pay

A payment for up to 2 weeks while you care for your new child born or adopted before 1 July 2023.

Paid Parental Leave is changing

Dad and Partner Pay is changing from 1 July 2023. If your child’s birth or entry into your care is on or after this date, this will affect you. Read more about the changes if you get family payments.

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.

Page last updated: 27 March 2023.
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