Dad and Partner Pay
A payment for up to 2 weeks while you care for your new child.
We have information in different languages about Dad and Partner Pay
Support for new parents on leave from work
Having a baby audio
Call our Multilingual Phone Service to speak with us in your language about your Centrelink payments and services.
To get this you must:
- care for a newborn or newly adopted child
- have individually earned less than $150,000 in the last financial year
- not be working or taking paid leave during your Dad and Partner Pay period
- have met the work test.
Read the full conditions under who can get it.
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 $753.90 per week before tax. It’s based on the weekly rate of the national minimum wage. You can receive it for up to 2 weeks.
Complete the following steps to claim Dad and Partner Pay. Before you start, check if you can get it.
Dad and Partner Pay is a taxable payment. It may affect your tax obligations and other payments.
Page last updated: 7 December 2020
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