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Paid family and domestic violence leave – Reminder

From today, employees of non-small business employers (employers with 15 or more employees) can access 10 days of paid family domestic violence leave. This includes part-time and casual employees.
Employees can take this leave if they need to do something to deal with the impact of family and domestic violence.
For those eligible, the leave has been added to the National Employment Standards (NES). This means it’s now a minimum leave entitlement, like annual leave or paid sick and carer’s leave.

Small business employers and employees

Employees of small business employers (employers with less than 15 employees) can access this paid leave from 1 August 2023.
Until then, they can continue to take unpaid family and domestic violence leave. Learn more at Unpaid family and domestic violence leave.

Updated information and resources

To help workplaces introduce this leave, we have:

  • detailed website information covering paid and unpaid family and domestic violence leave
  • hypothetical examples to show how the leave works in practice
  • updated resources available, including our Employer guide to family and domestic violence and online learning courses
  • referral information for those who need to access support services.

You’ll find more information and resources to help you at Paid family and domestic violence leave.

Support services

Confidential information, counselling and support for people impacted by domestic and family violence is available at the 1800 RESPECT, the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service.