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Working for Families and paid parental leave payments will be paid early due to public holidays.

Working for Families payments

If you normally receive a weekly or fortnightly Working for Families payment on Tuesday 27 December or Wednesday 28 December, it will be paid early. You will receive payment on Friday 23 December or Saturday 24 December. Which day depends on when your bank processes your payments.

For those receiving weekly payments, this means you’ll be paid twice in the week before Christmas.

The next weekly Working for Families payment will also be made early. The payment that you’d normally receive Tuesday 3 January or Wednesday 4 January will be paid on Friday 30 December or Saturday 31 December. Which day depends on when your bank processes your payments.

The following weekly and fortnightly Working for Families payments will be made as normal on Tuesday 10 January and Wednesday 11 January. No payments will be made the week of 3 January. If you have any automatic payments set up with your bank, please check if the one-off payment change affects it. Make sure any regular payments you make are not also affected.

Working for Families payments
Type of payment Frequency Old payment date New payment date
Working for Families Weekly and fortnightly 27 or 28 December 23 or 24 December
Working for Families Weekly 3 or 4 January 30 or 31 December
Working for Families Weekly and fortnightly 10 or 11 January No change

Paid parental leave payments

If you normally receive your paid parental leave payment on Tuesday 3 January or Wednesday 4 January, this will be paid early on Friday 30 December or Saturday 31 December. Which day depends on when your bank processes your payments.

The following paid parental leave payment will resume as normal on Tuesday 17 January or Wednesday 18 January. If you have any automatic payments set up with your bank, please check if the one-off payment change affects it. Make sure any regular payments you make are not also affected.

Paid parental leave payments
Type of payment Frequency Old payment date New payment date
Paid parental leave Fortnightly 3 or 4 January 30 or 31 December
Paid parental leave Fortnightly 17 or 18 January No change

You might see in myIR that the processing dates are showing as different to the dates we’ve outlined above. This does not change the payment dates.

Depending on your bank, the time of day you receive your payment may not be the same.

If you need to get in touch with us, please send us a message in myIR.

Last updated: 12 Dec 2022
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