What is Long Service Leave in Tasmania

Oct 2, 2015
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Written by Dominic Woolrych

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 Tasmania is governed by the Long Service Leave Act 1976 (amended 1 July 2012) (‘the Act’). The Act outlines;

  • That from 1 July 2012 the LSL entitlement is 8 ⅔ weeks of paid leave after completing 10 years of continuous employment with the same employer. After each additional 5 years an employee’s entitlement is 4 ⅓ weeks of leave.

Pro rata entitlements is also offered after 7 years of service. This pro rata entitlement is however respective to the condition that an employee has not been terminated from work due to serious and willful misconduct.

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

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