Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023

A payment for up to 100 days, or 20 weeks, while you care for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023.

From 1 July 2024 Paid Parental Leave is changing

Subject to legislation, this change affects parents whose child is born or comes into their care from this date.

Read about changes to Paid Parental Leave.

To get this payment all of the following must apply. You must:

  • be caring for a child who is born or adopted from 1 July 2023
  • have met the income test
  • not be working on your Parental Leave Pay days, except for allowable reasons
  • have met the work test
  • meet the residency rules

  • have registered or applied to register your child’s birth with your state or territory birth registry, if they’re a newborn.

There are additional requirements to get Parental Leave Pay. Read more about who can get it.

You must also claim Parental Leave Pay within the claiming timeframes.

Watch our video about Parental Leave Pay.

If you’re an employer, read more about the Paid Parental Leave scheme for employers and how to help your employees.

Page last updated: 12 October 2023.
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