From next year, employees will be able to access 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave in a 12-month period. This includes casual and part-time employees.

The new entitlement will be available from:

  • 1 February 2023, for employees of non-small business employers (employers with 15 or more employees on 1 February 2023)
  • 1 August 2023, for employees of small business employers (employers with less than 15 employees on 1 February 2023).

Find out more about the changes at New paid family and domestic violence leave on the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website. 

Support services

Confidential information, counselling and support for people impacted by domestic and family violence is available at the 1800RESPECT website, the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service.

E-Alert
16 November 2022