Paid family and domestic violence leave in awards

Published 19 May 2022

In May 2022, the Fair Work Commission (Commission) issued a provisional decision to include paid family and domestic violence leave in awards for full-time and part-time employees.

This decision isn’t finalised yet and the Commission has asked for input from interested parties before making a final decision.

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Unpaid family and domestic violence leave

Under the National Employment Standards, all employees (including part-time and casual employees) are entitled to 5 days unpaid family and domestic violence leave each year.

Find out more at Family and domestic violence leave.

Support services

Confidential information, counselling and support for people impacted by domestic and family violence is available at the 1800RESPECT website external-icon.png.

More information

To learn more about the Commission’s proposed changes, read the decision external-icon.png and summary external-icon.png.

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