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Long service leave

Long service leave is a long-standing entitlement for Australian employees.

Most Victorian employees are covered by the Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Vic) (LSL Act).

Under this Act:

  • Most employees qualify for LSL if they have worked continuously with one employer for at least seven years. This applies to full time, part time, casual, seasonal and fixed term employees.
  • LSL builds up at a rate of one week for every 60 weeks of continuous employment. This is about 0.866 weeks a year.
  • An employer must keep accurate LSL records. It must not refuse a request to provide a current or former employee with a copy of their LSL record.

Everything you need to know about about long service leave can found on the Business Victoria website. This includes the Long Service Leave Calculator and a comprehensive guide to the law changes.

Contact us

The Wage Inspectorate is available during business hours, Monday to Friday, to provide advice and support to employees and employers regarding long service leave.

Anyone with questions or concerns can contact the Inspectorate's helpline on:

Make an anonymous report

If you suspect someone is breaking the rules about long service leave, you can report it using the online report form. We will not ask you for personal information such as your name or contact details. We will not contact you about the information you have given us or ask you to be involved in our investigations.

Reviewed 18 May 2020

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Wage Inspectorate Victoria

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