We Won't Wait

Australian Services Union members working in domestic and family violence support have been calling for 10 days' paid Domestic Violence Leave to be included in Australia's national workplace laws.

In October 2022 the Federal Government introduced this life-saving leave into legislation.

More information

Download our fact sheet here.


An Introduction for workers to the new paid family and domestic leave legislation.

Download the PowerPoint here.

Implementation: A guide for managers to new paid family and domestic violence leave legislation.

Download the PowerPoint here.

Delivering Domestic Violence Leave

Winning a New Entitlement for 11 million workers

Escaping a violent relationship takes time and money.

It is estimated that moving to find a safe place for yourself and your family can

  • cost up to $20,000
  • take more than 140 hours

Paid Domestic Violence Leave will save lives.



News and Resources

Confidential information, counselling and support for people impacted by family and domestic violence is available from 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or at the 1800 RESPECT website, the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service.