Employee brochure

Employee brochure

Applying for leave

Section: What's my entitlement date?

Checking your entitlement date

To be entitled to take leave, our records, as reported by your employer(s), must reflect that you have completed 8 years of qualifying service.

Exceptions apply if you cease to be an eligible employee due to redundancy, ill health or retirement.

You can check your entitlement date by:

Section: How to apply for leave

Applying for leave

All interactions about your leave application are conducted through your employer.

To access your long service leave entitlement, you must submit an application through your current or most recent employer. If you are still working, use the In-service Application. If you are ceasing or have already ceased employment with that employer then use the Cessation Application.

After your employer approves your application, they will lodge it with us. Once we've validated that your service history reflects the minimum eight years’ qualifying service, we'll notify your employer who will pay your leave entitlement. Your employer then claims reimbursement from the Coal LSL fund.


If you’re being made redundant, refer to the Redundancy Fact Sheet for information about applying for leave under this circumstance.

Employer no longer operational

If your most recent employer in the industry is no longer operational (e.g. has gone into liquidation), you can apply to Coal LSL to access your entitlement. Refer to the Employer Insolvency Fact Sheet for information about applying for leave under this circumstance.

Section: Leave forms and fact sheetsSection: Questions and support


If you have any questions, please contact our friendly Service team by email or phone 1300 852 625 from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5.00pm (AEST).