Claim long service leave

Types of claims

10-year long service leave claim

  • this claim can be made after 10 years of service (2,200 service credits)
  • provides you with 8.67 weeks of paid leave
  • a minimum of five days leave applies per claim unless it is your final claim.

Permanently leaving the industry claim

  • can be made if you have permanently stopped working in the building and construction industry
  • you must be registered with QLeave (or an interstate scheme) for seven years and have accrued at least 1,155 service credits
  • your membership will be cancelled if you make this type of claim.

Personal representative claim

  • if one of the above entitlements exists, an authorised representative may make a long service leave claim for a deceased worker.

Maximum claim payments

A capped weekly rate of pay for all claims was introduced on 1 January 2009 to ensure the future of the portable long service leave scheme.

The cap rate is reviewed before 1 July each year. At this time, the Minister fixes the cap for the following financial year.

A cap of $1,980 per week applies to all worker claims, and employer claims for reimbursement, paid by QLeave from 1 July 2019. There have been no changes to the claim cap for 2021-22 financial year.

Single Touch Payroll (STP) exemption

QLeave is exempt from reporting long service leave claims paid to workers through Single Touch Payroll (STP) until the end of the 2020-21 financial year. We have requested an extension of this exemption until 30 June 2022.

When your long service leave claim is paid, we’ll provide you with a PAYG payment summary for tax purposes instead of reporting through STP.

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