Long service leave

Long service leave is a period of paid leave for employees who have been working for the same business for a long period of time.

Long service leave:

  • is generally governed by state and territory laws
  • can generally be taken after 10 years continuous service
  • is generally paid at the employee’s ordinary rate of pay
  • generally can‘t be cashed out
  • is paid out to eligible employees upon termination of employment (minus any amount already taken); and
  • may apply to casual employees.

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Page last updated: 22 Nov 2012