Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

From Services Australia

As of 1 July 2020

How much you can get

Parental Leave Pay is currently $753.90 per week before tax. This is based on the weekly rate of the national minimum wage.

You can receive Parental Leave Pay for up to 18 weeks. We can pay it directly or your employer can pay it to you.

Your partner may also be eligible for Dad and Partner Pay for up to 2 weeks. This means your family can receive a total of up to 20 weeks pay.

As an individual, if you’re eligible to receive Parental Leave Pay as well as Dad and Partner Pay for the same child, the total you receive from both payments can’t be more than 18 weeks pay.

When you’ll start receiving your payment depends on when you complete your claim. Read more about the payment start date.

Services Australia Website

PPL can be paid as 12 weeks and a second flexible 30 days

From 1 July 2020, under the Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Flexibility Measures) Act 2020, eligible persons will be entitled to an initial 12 weeks' PLP period. The eligible persons are then entitled to a second "flexible" PLP period of up to 30 business days.

The initial continuous 12 weeks' PLP can be taken within the first 12 months after the birth or adoption of the child. However, the flexible 30 business days can be claimed on any flexible PLP day within the 24-month period after the birth or adoption of a child (i.e. before the child's second birthday), including in a six-week block immediately after the initial 12-week period. The eligible person's total period of 18 weeks' PLP remains the same, and the rate of pay under the national minimum wage will remain unchanged.

Services Australia source

ICB Fact Sheet

  • 1 July 2020