In this series of posts we look at the concept of ‘long service leave’ (LSL) within each respective State and Territory. If you’re thinking about what entitlements you have to LSL and pro-rata, you’ve come to the right place.

For an overview of Long Service Leave entitlement click here


LSL entitlements in Queensland is governed by the Industrial Relations Act 1999 (‘the Act’). The Act outlines that;

  • Most employees are entitled to take 8.6667 weeks of paid long service leave after a period of 10 years’ continuous service.

When an employee has completed their first 10 years’ of continuous service, they are entitled to take an additional 4.3333 weeks’ paid long service leave once they have completed a further 5 years’ continuous service. Pro rata entitlements are paid out after 7 years upon departure (post 3 June 2001), with the exception of a dismissal based on conduct, capacity or performance.

To calculate your LSL payment within Queensland, click here

Still unsure what you’re entitlements are? Contact a LawPath consultant on 1800LAWPATH to learn more about Long Service Leave.

Dominic Woolrych

Dominic is the CEO of LawPath, dedicating his days to making legal easier, faster and more accessible to businesses. Dominic is a recognised thought-leader in Australian legal disruption, and was recognised as a winner of the 2015 Australian Legal Innovation Index.