If you're getting Parental Leave Pay

Paid Parental Leave is up to 18 weeks, or 90 payable days. It includes both:

  • a continuous Paid Parental Leave period of up to 12 weeks (60 payable days)
  • 30 Flexible Paid Parental Leave days.

You can choose to:

  • connect the flexible days to your 12-week block so you take all your leave at once
  • access the flexible days at at later time that suits you
  • give the flexible days to your partner or another person, to use on the days they have primary care.

You’re considered to have returned to work if you do either paid work or more than 10 keeping in touch days.

A keeping in touch day is a day or part day that you go into work while on parental leave to stay connected to your workplace or help you transition back to work. This includes attending:

  • planning days
  • training sessions
  • conferences.

If you have a workplace dispute

If you have an issue at work that you cannot resolve directly with your employer upon return, you can find information and support at:

  • your union, if you’re a union member
  • the Fair Work Commission – for help resolving workplace disputes through mediation, conciliation or arbitration
  • LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529 – a free government telephone service that provides legal information on topics including job-related issues
  • the Anti-Discrimination Board – if you think you've been discriminated against either while pregnant or after having a baby.