Leave Policy Template

Gain access to this Australian Leave Policy Template plus over 200 more drafted by top-tier solicitors for only $14 per user/month, including free support and lifetime updates.

The Staff Leave Policy Template sets out the policy for leave entitlements for staff employed by your company in accordance with the National Employment Standards.

  • Easy to use
    Clear and comprehensive guidance notes.
  • Customisable
    Easily customisable template to suit your business operation needs.
  • Fair Work compliant
    Regularly updated by our compliance team.
  • Cost-effective
    High quality and cost-effective leave policy template.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: While you are purchasing a very comprehensive Australian template, it is important to understand that the purchasing of this template is not considered legal advice. If you require legal advice and support utilising this template, or if you have other questions, you can book a free 15 minute consultation with a team member from our associated law firm Legal Kitz.


Does your business need a Leave Policy? Then the Business Kitz Leave Policy Template is perfect for you!

Each Business Kitz resource contains comprehensive Guidance Notes as well as helpful suggestions to assist you with populating the document.

The Leave Policy Template includes:

  • Overview
  • Annual Leave
  • Personal/Sick/Carer’s Leave
  • Long Service Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Time Off in Lieu of Overtime
  • Leave Without Pay
  • Jury Duty Policy
  • Emergency Service Leave
  • Organisation Policy and Procedures

Why does my business need a Staff Leave Policy?

A Staff Leave Policy sets out an employee’s entitlements to leave and should be used to notify your employees of what leave they are able to apply for and seek. It is important to remember that different types of staff will be entitled to different amounts of leave.

For example, casual staff members can only receive unpaid leave, however they are legally entitled to claim this whenever they need, whereas full-time staff are able to take paid annual leave, sick leave, carer leave, compassionate leave, parental leave, and various other forms of leave subject to their employment award.

The National Employment Standards (NES) establish the minimum requirements that employees should receive with regards to taking leave and further guidelines can be found under the employee’s applicable Industry Award or Enterprise Agreement. It is important that your Staff Leave Policy has all the necessary leave entitlements that are listed in the NES.

By implementing a Staff Leave Policy, you will be able to clearly communicate with your employees the leave that they are entitled to and the procedures of how to obtain this leave, thus helping them follow the best procedure when requesting their leave. Additionally, having a Staff Leave Policy that is compliant with the NES and Fair Work can aid in protecting your business from future claims and disputes.

The Business Kitz Staff Leave Policy is drafted in accordance with the NES and Fair Work by legal professionals within our business which saves you the cost and time of having to engage a lawyer to draft the initial policy. Purchase and implement our Staff Leave Policy Template today to improve efficiency and clarity in your business with regards to staff leave.

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