Welcome to the ACT Long Service Leave Authority

The ACT Long Service Leave Authority was established under the Long Service Leave (Portable Schemes) Act 2009 to administer portable long service leave benefit schemes for workers in the ACT engaged in the following:

The portable schemes allow for employees to transfer from employer to employer without losing the service already accrued within the covered industry.

What is Long Service Leave?

Long Service Leave is additional leave given to an employee who has worked in the same industry for a specific amount of time.

Is Long Service Leave the same as superannuation?

There is no connection between the Long Service Leave Scheme and superannuation (i.e. Cbus Scheme), nor with Industry Redundancy Schemes.

Want to know more?

For more information on the portable long service leave scheme, please click on the tab to your relevant industry above.

Review of the Long Service Leave
(Portable Schemes) Act 2009

The Governing Board of the Long Service Leave Authority has undertaken a review of the operational aspects of the Long Service Leave (Portable Schemes) Act 2009 (the Act).

The review identified a number of areas of the Act that could be amended to provide a more contemporary approach to regulation and enforcement, as well as a number of technical omissions and inconsistencies in the Act.

A Discussion Paper has been prepared for the purpose of seeking input from stakeholders in relation to the issues identified in the review. The Discussion Paper can be accessed at https://www.cmtedd.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/1342413/Review-of-the-Long-Service-Leave-Portable-Schemes-ACT-2009-Discussion-Paper.pdf

Consultation is open for six weeks from 27 March 2019 until 7 May 2019.

If you would like to provide input, please forward your response to wsir@act.gov.au.