How much you can get

Dad and Partner Pay is currently $812.45 per week before tax. It’s based on the weekly rate of the national minimum wage.

Dad and Partner Pay must be paid as a single block of up to 2 weeks. We’ll pay you in one instalment, directly into the bank account you choose.

We’ll withhold Pay As You Go (PAYG) tax at the rate of 15%, unless you ask for a different rate.

Your partner may also be eligible for Parental Leave Pay for up to 18 weeks. This is 90 payable days. This means your family can get a total of up to 20 weeks or 100 payable days of payments.

If your partner is eligible for Parental Leave Pay, they may transfer some or all of their payable days to you. This is if you also claim and are eligible for Parental Leave Pay. As an individual the total you get from both payments can’t be more than 18 weeks.

Your employer may pay you a top up payment to supplement your Dad and Partner Pay. For example, they may pay the difference between your Dad and Partner Pay and your normal wage. This won't affect your eligibility. We don’t consider a top up payment as paid leave for the purposes of Dad and Partner Pay.

Page last updated: 2 August 2022