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:
- Building and Construction Industry
- Contract Cleaning Industry
- Community Sector Industry
- Security Industry
Expansion of Portable Long Service Leave Schemes
On 29 March 2023, the ACT Legislative Assembly passed the Long Service Leave (Portable Schemes) Amendment Act 2023 which expands portable long service leave schemes in the ACT to additional industries.
The expansion allows workers in the hairdressing and beauty services industry and the accommodation and food services industry to accrue long service leave on their length of service within these industries and be registered with the ACT Long Service Leave Authority for this purpose.
The expanded scheme, which combines the new industries with the existing contract cleaning industry scheme to become the Services Industry Scheme, is due to commence in 2025 following a two-year transition period. Employers in the contract cleaning industry will not have to re-register with the Authority. All employers already registered with the Authority will automatically be transferred to the new Services Industry Scheme. After commencement of the new Services Industry Scheme, any new employers that provide cleaning work or sorting of waste will need to register with the Authority. The Authority will contact employers in the hairdressing and beauty services, and the accommodation and food services industries in the coming months to provide further information.
For more information please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions here, visit the ACT Government’s Work Safety Group website or contact the Authority on 6247 3900.
What is Portable Long Service Leave? – Other Languages
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For more information on the portable long service leave scheme, please click on the tab to your relevant industry above.