Parental leave and the Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman can help you make sure you’ve followed the required steps when requesting parental leave from your employer.

They also have information about applying for parental leave, related entitlements and facts.

Under the National Employment Standards in the Fair Work Act 2009, if you’ve been employed by your current employer for 12 months or more before the birth or adoption of a child, you may be entitled to unpaid parental leave.

Read more about your leave entitlements on the Fair Work Ombudsman website.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021