How much you can get

Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted before 1 July 2023 is based on the weekly rate of the national minimum wage. You can get it for up to 18 weeks, which is 90 payable days.

It will include both:

Parental Leave Pay is currently $882.75 per week, which is $176.55 a day before tax.

Your partner may also be eligible for Dad and Partner Pay for up to 2 weeks. This is 10 payable days. This means your family can get a total of up to 20 weeks or 100 payable days of payments.

As an individual the total you get from both payments can’t be more than 18 weeks. This is 90 payable days. This is if you’re eligible to get Parental Leave Pay and Dad and Partner Pay for the same child.

When your payment starts depends on when you claim. Read more about payment start dates.

You can get Parental Leave Pay before, during or after any paid or unpaid employer funded leave. This includes all of the following:

  • maternity or parental leave
  • annual leave
  • long service leave.

Parental Leave Pay is a taxable Centrelink payment. Read about paying tax on your payment.

Page last updated: 1 July 2023.
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