Who is eligible?

All people defined as eligible employees working in the black coal mining industry are eligible for the long service leave scheme, including those:

  • working full-time, part-time or casual
  • working for contractors
  • working for job agencies.

Under the Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave) Administration Act 1992, people are considered eligible employees if they are:

  • employed in the black coal mining industry by an employer engaged in the black coal mining industry, whose duties are directly connected with the day to day operation of a black coal mine; or
  • employed in the black coal mining industry, whose duties are carried out at or about a place where black coal is mined and are directly connected with the day to day operation of a black coal mine; or
  • permanently employed with a mine rescue service for the purposes of the black coal mining industry
  • a prescribed person who is employed in the black coal mining industry (does not include a person declared by the regulations not to be an eligible employee for the purposes of the Act).

More information is available in our eligibility Guidance Note below.

View examples of eligibility.