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ALL EMPLOYEES OF BUSINESSES WITH FEWER THAN 15 EMPLOYEES ARE ENTITLED TO 10 DAYS OF PAID FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE PER YEAR.

Make sure you’re meeting your obligations and supporting your employees.

For further advice on family and domestic violence see 1800RESPECT or call 1800 737 732. For further advice about your workplace rights or information about how to deal with workplace disputes, refer to the Fair Work Ombudsman or call 13 13 94.

FAQ

Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) Leave is an entitlement of 10 days paid leave in Australia, as part of the National Employment Standards (NES). From 1 August 2023, this applies to small business employers (employers with less than 15 employees).    

 Please note that some small business employers are not covered if they are not a National System Employer. For further information about who a national system employer is, please see the FWO website.  

FDV Leave is designed to support and assist employees who need time away from work to deal with family and domestic violence and its impacts.   

Read more about family and domestic violence leave here.

Paid family and domestic violence leave is paid to an employee by their employer, just like annual and persona/sick leave. 

Yes, all employees are entitled to 10 days paid FDV Leave per year under the NES. Paid FDV Leave is available to all employees, including full-time, part-time and casual employees. 

Read more about understanding the changes to family and domestic violence leave entitlements.