Nadia asks "I would like to apply for parental leave. What am I entitled to?"

Hi Nadia, You are entitled to take up to 26 weeks of parental leave.

You can take this leave as:

  • One continuous period of leave or
  • 2 separate blocks of a minimum of 6 weeks each
  • If your employer consents, broken into working days and/or hours

There must be a gap of at least 10 weeks between the 2 periods of parental leave per child.

You must have been working for your employer for at least a year to get the full amount of parental leave. You must give your employer at least 6 weeks’ notice before taking parental leave.