1.1.S.100 Surrogacy

Definition

A birth mother who relinquishes a child in a surrogacy arrangement may be eligible to receive PLP for up to 18 weeks from the date of birth for the purpose of maternal recovery.

A person who is the primary carer of a child born in a surrogacy arrangement may be eligible to receive PLP if the person will be the child's long term primary carer and became the child's primary carer before the child's first birthday.

Act reference: Paid Parental Leave Rules 2010 section 2.6 Birth mother relinquishing child, section 2.30 Exceptional circumstances - surrogacy arrangements

Family Law Act 1975

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.2.1 PLP Eligibility Overview

Last reviewed: 6 February 2017