Claim back long service leave payments

The portable long service leave scheme doesn't replace your obligation to pay long service leave to your workers under their industrial instrument. If you pay long service leave to any of your workers, you may be able to claim reimbursement for some, or all, of the payment you make to the worker.

What you need to know

Reimbursement can only be claimed for service recorded with QLeave since the scheme started on 1 January 2021.

You must apply for reimbursement within three months of the day you paid long service leave to the worker. We'll calculate the payment in accordance with the legislation and base it on the wages you've declared for the worker.

To ensure you receive the maximum amount reimbursed, you need to include an employer return detailing service in the most recent quarter and the levy payment for the worker up to the date of leave, especially if the worker is retiring or resigning from the company.

How to claim reimbursement for long service leave paid to a worker

You can apply for reimbursement online.

For help claiming. please read our step-by-step guide.

Alternatively, you can contact us if you would like to request a paper employer claim form. Please be aware that it takes longer to process and pay claims made on a paper form.

What you need before you claim

You must provide the correct supporting documentation when you lodge your long service leave claim online. If you don't provide the necessary documentation, we won't progress your claim and you'll need to submit a new one.

Before you start your claim, please make sure you have your bank account details ready and a copy of documentation that shows that you made the long service leave payment to the worker. A list of accepted supporting documents is available in the user guide.

When completing your claim, please also ensure that you’ve entered the correct payment details before proceeding. If any of the details you’ve provided are incorrect, your claim may be paid into the incorrect account and you may not receive your payment.

Contact us if you need help completing the form.