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.
To get Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023, you need to meet certain criteria.
Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023 is based on the weekly rate of the national minimum wage. Your family can get up to 20 weeks, which is 100 payable days.
Complete the following steps to claim Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023. Before you start, check if you can get it.
You have options and obligations for Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023.