Annual leave

Last updated
16 January 2024

Ongoing and non-ongoing MOP(S) Act employees are entitled annual leave. It is important to use accrued annual leave each year and plan appropriate leave. Please discuss all leave with your employing parliamentarian before submitting your leave application.

MOP(S) Act employees can apply for annual leave at full or half pay with agreement from their employing parliamentarian. You can apply for full pay annual leave through PEMS.

Entitlements for annual leave for MOP(S) Act employees are set out in the Enterprise Agreement and the leave and public holidays guideline (see related resources).

Additional annual leave credit – excess (Canberra) travel leave

State

Electorate

Work base

NSW

Cowper

Coffs Harbour work base only

Farrer

Deniliquin work base only

Lyne

Taree work base only

New England

Tamworth

New England

Tenterfield

Page

Lismore

Parkes

Broken Hill and Moree work bases only

QLD

Flynn

Emerald

Flynn

Gladstone

Hinkler

Bundaberg

Hinkler

Pialba

Maranoa

Dalby

Maranoa

Roma

Maranoa

Warwick

Wide Bay

Maryborough

SA

Barker

Mt Gambier

Barker

Murray Bridge

Barker

Renmark

Grey

Kadina

Grey

Port Pirie

Grey

Whyalla

TAS

Bass

Launceston

Braddon

Burnie

Braddon

Devonport

Lyons

Perth work base only

VIC

Bendigo

Bendigo

Gippsland

Sale

Gippsland

Traralgon

Mallee

Mildura

Mallee

Swan Hill

Nicholls

Shepparton

Wannon

Hamilton

Wannon

Warrnambool

All work bases in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the electorates of Capricornia, Dawson, Herbert, Kennedy and Leichhardt are automatically eligible for ECTL under the MOPS EA.

MOP(S) Act employees who are required to travel from a remote work base to Canberra for Parliamentary sittings, on a Sunday or public holiday (in their work base), are able to claim a half day of additional annual leave for each occasion of eligible travel. Employees must take the most direct route available from their work base to Canberra; personal stopovers will preclude an employee from claiming ECTL. There is no limit to the number of days an employee can claim for ECTL per year.

Approval of additional annual leave credits is at the discretion of employing parliamentarians. Seek approval from your parliamentarian before submitting a form.

To apply for additional annual leave credits, email a completed annual additional leave form (see related resources) to MOPSPay&Conditions@finance.gov.au

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