A portable long service leave scheme for the community services industry commenced in Queensland on 1 January 2021. The new scheme allows community services workers in Queensland to accumulate service across the community sector as a whole. The scheme broadly covers community services workers, including administrative staff and other workers supporting the provision of community services.

The scheme is financed by a levy on employers. The levy is currently 1.35% of each worker’s ‘ordinary wages’.

If you would like more information about long service leave schemes, please contact Ai Group’s Workplace Advice Service on 1300 55 66 77.

Alternatively, if you would like advice and assistance the community services industry long service leave scheme in Queensland,please contact your local employment, workplace and industrial lawyer in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Adelaide, Melbourne or Brisbane or contact Ai Group Workplace Lawyers here.

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