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 opt in to provide Parental Leave Pay for employees you’re not required to during the PPL Services registration. 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

  1. Register for the Paid Parental Leave scheme through our Business Hub.
  2. Know your employee’s rights and talk to them about Parental Leave Pay.
  3. If your employee makes a claim with us, we’ll contact you.

Register online

The easiest way to register for the Paid Parental Leave scheme is online. Do this by registering for Provider Digital Access (PRODA) and our Business Hub online services. Once you’ve registered:

  1. Sign in to Business Hub online services.
  2. Select the business you want to act on behalf of.
  3. Select Apply for service, make sure you do this in the Legal entity.
  4. Select Apply next to Paid Parental Leave Services and complete the application.
  5. Log out of Business Hub.
  6. Log back into Business Hub and select Paid Parental Leave Services.

Log in to PRODA

If you've not registered your business before you’ll need to do this. Find out more about new business customers.

Once you register

We’ll send you an online letter confirming your registration to provide Parental Leave Pay.

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: 12 April 2024.
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