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Parental Leave

Parental leave refers to your entitlements to leave related to the birth or adoption of your child. It can be paid or unpaid and includes birth related leave (also known as maternity leave), partner leave and adoption-related leave.

Use the links below to view information on your entitlements, your responsibilities and the support services available to you.

Federal Government's Paid Parental Leave Scheme

The Paid Parental Leave scheme (PDF, 116.4 KB) may be taken in conjunction with Deakin University's paid and unpaid Parental Leave entitlements. However the Paid Parental Leave scheme is a separate entitlement and is not influenced by the University.

For more information on the scheme (including information on Dad and Partner Pay) visit: Family Assistance or your local Medicare office.

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