• Public holiday pay

    Employees must be paid for public holidays if the public holiday is a normal working day for them. If they work on a public holiday, they must be paid at least time and a half; and this provision must be included in employment agreements.

  • Annual holiday pay

    All employees are entitled to 4 weeks annual holidays (annual leave) after 12 months of continuous employment.

  • Cashing up your annual holidays

    Employees can request 1 week of their 4 weeks minimum annual holiday entitlement each year to be cashed up.

  • Pay-as-you-go annual holiday payments

    Some employees may be paid their annual holiday entitlement on a pay-as-you-go basis.

  • Pay for sick, bereavement and family violence leave

    Employees are entitled to 10 days of paid sick leave every year so that they can take care of themselves or their dependents.

  • Parental leave payments

    Employees and self-employed people may be able to get parental leave payments when they are not working so they can care for a new child.