Long service leave in Queensland

Long service leave is a period of paid leave granted to employees in recognition of a long period of service to an employer.

Employers and employees, with the exception of state and local government, are covered by the national industrial relations system. However, where no entitlement to long service leave exists under the Federal system, an employee will have an entitlement in accordance with the Industrial Relations Act 1999.

The Industrial Relations Act 1999 provides long service leave entitlements for most employees in Queensland, including casual, regular part-time and seasonal employees subject to certain conditions.

This guide explains eligibility and different types of entitlements employees have to long service leave.

Last reviewed
September 25, 2014


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