Claiming timeframes for Parental Leave Pay
It’s best to claim Parental Leave Pay before your child's birth or adoption. You need to claim within 1 year of their birth or adoption.
How much Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement you can get
The amount you get depends on your family’s income and how many children you have.
Meeting the Parental Leave Pay income test
To get Parental Leave Pay, you must meet an income test.
Keeping in touch with your workplace if you get Parental Leave Pay
If you and your employer agree, you can keep in touch with your workplace without losing your Parental Leave Pay.
How to claim Parental Leave Pay
Complete the following steps to claim Parental Leave Pay. Before you start, check if you can get it.
How much Parental Leave Pay you can get
Parental Leave Pay 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.
Before the birth of your baby
Having a baby is an exciting time. There’s a lot of information about payments and services that can help with the cost of raising a child.
Paid Parental Leave counted as income
We now treat Paid Parental Leave as income. This means Parental Leave Pay and Dad and Partner Pay count in your income test for payments from us.
How long the Paid Parental Leave period is
Your Paid Parental Leave period can be up to 12 weeks.
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.