Long service leave

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Learn about the changes to state employment laws that commenced on 20 June 2022.

Long service leave is a paid leave entitlement for employees who have long term continuous employment with the same employer.  

Many private sector employees in Western Australia are covered by the Long Service Leave Act 1958 (WA).

Under the Long Service Leave Act, an employee may be eligible for long service leave when they leave a job after 7 years’ continuous employment, and may be entitled to take long service leave after 10 years’ continuous employment.

This section of the Wageline website has information on the provisions of the Long Service Leave Act and answers to frequently asked questions about long service leave.

The WA long service leave calculator can provide an estimate of an employee’s long service leave entitlement when employment ceases as a result of resignation, dismissal, or redundancy.

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A copy of the Long Service Leave Act is available at www.legislation.wa.gov.au


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