10 Australian employers who offer outstanding paid parental leave benefits

January 10, 2023

If you’re looking to start or grow your family, where you work can profoundly impact your experience as a parent.

This is why we have compiled a list of employers with outstanding paid parental leave benefits (and included links to their available job opportunities!).

Essential considerations when reviewing the list:

  • The list is in no particular order, because different benefits will be important to different people.
  • Not all benefits will be listed per employer, but if you wish to see more, you can view their employer profile by clicking the “view benefits’ link under each listing.
  • These employers are of different sizes, so any comparisons you may make between them aren’t necessarily “apples with apples.”
  • The benefits are in addition to the Government funded benefits.
  • The benefits listed were correct at time of article publication and may be subject to change.

Finder

Banking, investment & finance | 251-500 employees 

  • 20 weeks of paid parental leave for all new parents
  • Employees are eligible to take paid parental leave from day one of employment
  • Paid miscarriage leave of two weeks and stillbirth leave of twenty weeks is provided

Accenturepaid parental leave

I.T., digital & online media services | 1,001-5,000 employees

  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave for all new parents
  • Employees are eligible to take paid parental leave from day one of employment
  • 18 weeks of paid leave for individuals adopting, fostering or using surrogacy

EYpaid parental leave

Consulting & professional services | 5,001-10,000 employees

  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 18 weeks of paid leave for individuals adopting, fostering or using surrogacy
  • 18 weeks of paid leave for individuals who experience stillbirth

CGI

Consulting & professional services | 101-250 employees

  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave for primary carers
  • Flexible working offered to those returning from parental leave
  • Additional superannuation payments are made to those who take up parental leave

Domain

Real estate & property | 1,001-5,000 employees

  • 20 weeks of paid parental leave for primary carers
  • 20 weeks of paid leave for individuals who experience stillbirth
  • Superannuation payments are continued to those who take up parental leave for up to 12 months

BHP  BHP logo

Mining, resources & energy | 10,001+ employees

  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave for primary carers
  • Three months of employment before being able to access the paid parental leave
  • Superannuation payments are continued to those who take up parental leave for up to 12 months

MinterEllison Technology Consulting

I.T., digital & online media services | 51-100 employees

  • 20 weeks of paid parental leave for primary carers
  • Employees are eligible to take paid parental leave from day one of employment
  • All sites have a lockable parents room

Coles Group

Retail & fashion | 10,001+ employees

  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave for primary carers
  • 12 weeks of paid leave for individuals adopting, fostering or using surrogacy
  • Superannuation payments are continued to those who take up parental leave for up to 12 months

Clough Engineering

Construction | 501-1,000 employees

  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave for primary carers
  • 16 weeks of paid leave for individuals adopting, fostering or using surrogacy
  • Employees are eligible to take paid parental leave from day one of employment

Thoughtworks

I.T., digital & online media services | 251-500 employees

  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave for primary carers
  • 18 weeks of paid leave for individuals adopting, fostering or using surrogacy
  • Employees are eligible to take paid parental leave from day one of employment

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About the Author

Gemma Lloyd is Co-Founder and CEO of WORK180, which is on a mission to raise organizational standards for all women in the workplace. Working with employers across the globe and at all stages of their DEI journey, Gemma has a decade of experience helping companies build and benefit from workplaces where all women can thrive.

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