Leave

myth logoMyth: Casuals aren't entitled to leave.

Fact: Casual employees are entitled to some types of unpaid leave like carer’s, compassionate and (in some cases) parental leave.

Find out more about entitlements for Casual employees.


Employees can take leave for many reasons, including to go on a holiday, because they are sick or to take care of sick family members.

Minimum leave entitlements for employees come from the National Employment Standards (NES). An award, registered agreement or contract of employment can provide for other leave entitlements but they can’t be less than what’s in the NES.

You can test your knowledge on leave entitlements with our Workplace Basics quiz, which will also give you feedback and links to helpful resources on leave entitlements.

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