Prepare for your role in the scheme
There are steps you should follow to ensure you’re prepared to provide Parental Leave Pay.
To be part of the Paid Parental Leave scheme, you need to register your business with us. You can do this either online or over the phone. You can opt in to provide Parental Leave Pay for employees you’re not required to. If you want to do this, you need to opt in before they submit their claim.
If you manage the payroll for businesses with different Australian Business Numbers (ABN), you must register each business separately.
Steps to prepare
- Register for the Paid Parental Leave scheme through our Business Hub.
- Know your employee’s rights and talk to them about Parental Leave Pay.
- If your employee makes a claim with us, we’ll contact you.
Our Business Hub online services can only be accessed if you have a PRODA account. PRODA allows you to manage your business details with us securely.
A new business or individual can access our online services on behalf of your business. If they do, make sure they register for a PRODA account.
Once you’ve registered for a PRODA account, the Australian Business Register will automatically confirm your business details.
Register over the phone
If you don’t have internet access, call us on the Paid Parental Leave Scheme for employers line to register instead.
Once you register
We’ll send you a letter confirming your registration to provide Parental Leave Pay.
If you’ve registered online, you can choose to receive letters and payment advice from us through your online services account.
If we decide you must provide an employee’s Parental Leave Pay, we’ll send you a letter to let you know. Find out more about accepting Parental Leave Pay for employees.
Page last updated: 13 October 2020
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