Maternity Leave Australia
Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility Work Test
Maternity Payment Amounts
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About MLA

Paid Maternity Leave (Parental Leave) is now available in Australia!

You may be eligible for Paid Parental Leave you have given birth or adopted a child since 1 January 2011.

You will be able to find on our website:
Information on how to check whether you think you may be entitled to Government Paid Parental Leave on our
Maternity Leave Eligibility page.

You can check out the maternity leave Work Test

You can review
How much you might be paid if you are eligible for Paid Maternity Leave in 2014 &

You can work out How To Apply to make sure you are receiving your payments as soon as possible.

While you are here you may also be interested to check out some good quality Maternity Work Clothes that you may find useful while you are pregnant and still working before you go on Maternity Leave.

We hope you find this site a useful source of simple and easy to read information on Paid Parental Leave to assist you to prepare for the arrival of your baby!

Much of the information on this website has been sourced from the Australian Government's Families Assistance Office (FAO) which can be found at  We have endevoured to ensure the information found here is accurate however if you are in doubt please check with the FAO.

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