Parental leave

Parental leave is a minimum entitlement for all permanent employees in Western Australia who have worked for their employers for at least a year. Parental leave is the right to take time off work following the birth or adoption of a child. It should not be confused with the right to parental leave pay under the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 (Cth) which is the right to pay while on leave. For more information on parental leave and parental leave pay, see our fact sheets Minimum conditions at work and Paid parental leave.