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Paternity Leave

Dads are definitely not forgotten when it comes to parental leave in Australia. So what are Dads eligible for and what rights do they have? There are some government initiatives as well as workplace policies you may want to look into.

1 min to read Nov 5, 2016

There will be a range of benefits you may be eligible for. As government initiatives change over time, the best place to get advice on your eligibility for different benefits – including paid maternity leave, is to seek out your nearest Centrelink office or go online to the Centrelink website to see what you are eligible for. 

Current government initiatives you may want to ask them about include:

  • The Fair Work Act
  • Paid Parental Leave scheme
  • Partner Leave entitlements

In addition to what the government provides, you may also be eligible for paid and/or unpaid leave through your employer. You should touch base with your human resources department to see what the parental leave policy is and benefits that apply to your workplace.