Long Service Leave in SA

South Australia’s long service leave entitlements are some of the most generous in the country. Employees who have worked for 10 years or more are entitled to eight weeks of paid leave, while those who have worked for 15 years or more are entitled to 12 weeks of paid leave.

This significant entitlement can make a big difference to employees’ work-life balance. It can also be a great opportunity to take a break, recharge, and come back to work refreshed and invigorated through long service leave in SA.

Long service leave can be taken all at once or in separate periods of two weeks or more. Employees can also split their long service leave entitlement over multiple years if they wish.

For many employees, taking long service leave is an important part of planning their retirement. It can provide a chance to transition out of full-time work and to enjoy a well-earned break before starting a new chapter in their lives.

Who is qualified for a long service leave?

Employees can take long service leave after they have completed 10 years of unceasing service with their current employer. This leave can be taken as a paid break from work or as an unpaid break.

Long service leave can be a great opportunity for employees to take a break from work and recharge. It can also be a time for employees to reflect on their careers and consider their future goals.

How Do You Calculate Long Service Leave?

To calculate long service leave in South Australia, you need to know how many years of continuous service you have with your current employer. Your long service leave will accrue at a 1/60th rate of your ordinary time hours worked for each year of continuous service. For example, if you work 38 hours per week, you will accrue 1/60th of 38 hours, or 0.633 hours, per week.