Early access to Portable Long Service Leave

On 20 May, the ACT Government announced that eligible Canberra workers who have had their employment affected, or need to take COVID-19 related leave, will be able to access their Portable Long Service Leave early (construction, cleaning, community, security industries).

A registered worker will be eligible for early access to their Portable Long Service leave if:

  • they have 18 months or more recognised service in the ACT; and
  • they have recognised service in their relevant industry in the ACT in the 12 months immediately before the COVID-19 emergency; and
  • they have suffered hardship because of the COVID19 emergency.

Read the Disallowable Instrument and its Explanatory Statement here.