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Support for new parents on leave from work
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To get this you must:
- be the primary carer of a newborn or newly adopted child
- have met the income test
- not be working during your Paid Parental Leave period except for allowable reasons
- have met the work test
- have registered or applied to register your child’s birth with your state or territory birth registry, if they’re a newborn.
Read the full conditions under who can get it
Watch our video about Parental Leave Pay.
You must also claim Parental Leave Pay within the claiming timeframes.
You can manage your Flexible Paid Parental Leave days online.
If you're an employer, read more about the Paid Parental Leave scheme for employers and how to help your employees.
How much 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.
How to claim
Complete the following steps to claim Parental Leave Pay. Before you start, check if you can get it.