Leave and benefits

Most public service employees are eligible for:

  • recreation leave — a minimum 20 working days per year accumulative (pro rata for part-time employees), plus 17.5 per cent leave loading
  • sick leave —10 working days per year accumulative (pro rata for part-time employees) on full pay that can also be accessed for caring responsibilities of immediate family and household members
  • long service leave —13 weeks long service leave after 10 years' continuous service, with pro rata access after 7 years continuous service
  • other leave — parental leave, leave on compassionate grounds, domestic and family violence leave, and special leave for emergency situations.

Some agencies also offer incentives to support employees who choose to work in rural and remote Queensland communities.

Check your award and agreement.

Search the directives, policies, circulars, and guidelines.


Find out about your superannuation entitlements.

Salary packaging

You can enter into a salary packaging arrangement to suit your individual needs.

Two salary packaging providers offer services to Queensland Government employees: