The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

3.1 Current rate of PLP


Payments made under the PPL scheme are taxable payments. The rate of payment for PLP is based on the hourly rate of the NMW.

Each flexible PPL day is paid at the daily NMW amount for PLP. The daily NMW amount for PLP is 7.6 times the hourly rate of the NMW.

From 1 July 2023, the current hourly NMW amount is $23.23.

The current daily NMW amount for PLP is $176.55 ($23.23 × 7.6, rounded).

The current weekly rate of PLP, derived from the daily NMW amount, is $882.75 ($176.55 × 5).

Where a flexible PPL day (1.1.F.70) falls on 1 July, the daily NMW amount is increased on that day.

Act reference: PPLAct section 11D Flexible PPL day, section 65 The amount of an instalment

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