Family and domestic violence leave has been added to the National Employment Standards and applies to all employees in the Fair Work System from today.

The new entitlement allows employees experiencing family and domestic violence to access up to 5 days of unpaid leave to do something to deal with its impacts.

This includes (but isn’t limited to) taking time off to:

  • Make arrangements for personal safety, or the safety of a family member
  • Attend court hearings
  • Access police services.

Find out more

You can read more about the family and domestic violence leave changes on our website.

Confidential information, counselling and support for people impacted by domestic and family violence is available at