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What is Long Service Leave in Tasmania

What is Long Service Leave in Tasmania

Interested in taking some extended time off work? Here's what you need to know about taking long service leave in Tasmania.

2nd October 2015
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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.

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.