Victoria’s Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme began in July 2019 to ensure eligible workers in the community services, contract cleaning and security industries could build up long service benefits based on service to the industry as a whole, rather than years with a single employer.
The Portable Long Service Authority was created to administer the scheme.
Portable long service means workers accrue long service benefits for all their years in a single industry, rather than with a single employer.
It is 'portable' because it moves with workers through their years of employment. Under the scheme, employers register their workers, report their service each quarter and pay a levy based on that service, which is used to pay out long service at the appropriate time.
The Authority has a Governing Board appointed by the Minister for Industrial Relations.