It will include both:
- a continuous Paid Parental Leave period of up to 12 weeks which is 60 payable days
- 30 Flexible Paid Parental Leave days.
Parental Leave Pay is currently $772.55 per week, which is $154.51 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 the payment start date.
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.
Getting your payment
In most cases your employer will deliver your Parental Leave Pay to you. Sometimes, we’ll pay you directly.
Flexible Paid Parental Leave days
Up to 30 Flexible Paid Parental Leave days are available as part of the maximum 18 weeks of Parental Leave Pay.