Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 (Cth)

The Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 (Cth) is a national law which provides for financial support to primary carers of newborn and newly adopted children. The entitlement to parental leave pay under this law should not be confused with the entitlement to parental leave (time off work following a birth or adoption). For more information on parental leave and parental leave pay, see our fact sheets Minimum conditions at work and Paid parental leave.

All national laws can be accessed from the Federal Register of Legislation’s website at or just click on our link here: Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 (Cth).