Making a long service leave claim

Start planning now to enjoy your long service leave.

When can I apply?

You can apply to take long service leave once you have recorded more than 2,600 service days (equivalent to 10 years full time employment). We will let you know when this happens, but you can check how close you are at any point by logging in to see the number of service days you have recorded.

How many weeks of leave can I take? 

When you qualify you will be able to take 13 weeks. Leave must be taken in whole weeks, and the minimum period is 2 weeks. Every additional 200 service days you record, entitles you to another week of leave.

How much will I be paid?

Your payment will be made up of two different components, the weeks of leave accrued as an employee and the weeks of leave accrued as a Self-Employed Contractor. 

We will use your earliest entitlement first (which means, if you apply take your long service leave in multiple periods, in most cases you will be paid the weeks of leave accrued as an employee before the weeks accrued as Self-Employed Contractor)

If you have been registered as a Self-Employed Contractor for more than 12 months when you claim

ComponentCalculation of componentWill tax be withheld?
The weeks of leave accrued as an employee Average industry rate (calculated using the weekly pay of workers in your classification of work who received a long service leave payment in the previous financial year) Yes, in accordance with Australian Taxation Office rules
The weeks of leave accrued as a Self-Employed Contractor Total of contributions paid and interest earned for the service days used in the payment. No, however if you are paid interest this component is taxable and will be displayed on your PAYG payment summary

If you have been registered as an employee within the 12 months before you claim

ComponentCalculation of componentWill tax be withheld
The weeks of leave accrued as an employeeAverage of ordinary weekly earnings as an employee in the last 12 months (as recorded by us)Yes, in accordance with Australian Taxation Office rules
The weeks of leave accrued as a Self-Employed ContractorTotal of contributions paid and interest earned for the service days used in the paymentNo, however the interest component is taxable and will be displayed on your PAYG payment summary

How do I apply?

To make a claim, please complete an Application Form.

When will I be paid?

We will pay you in advance for your whole period of leave.  Payments can take a couple of weeks to process so to make sure you get paid on time, please apply at least two weeks before starting leave.