Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee

This program provides casual, contract and self-employed workers in certain occupations with guaranteed sick pay.
Closes in 323 days

Closing date: Thursday 13 March 2025 Thu 13 Mar 2025

What do you get?

Up to 38 hours (5 days) a year of sick and carer's pay.

Who is this for?

Victorian casual, contract and self-employed workers in certain occupations.


Payments will be made at the national minimum wage.

The program will run for 3 years, and eligible workers can make their first claims from March 2022.

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Eligible occupations include:

  • food, hospitality and accommodation
  • retail, sales and supermarkets
  • factories, manufacturing and supermarket supply chains
  • administration, clerical and call centres
  • cleaning and laundry
  • beauty, fitness, tourism and outdoor recreation
  • taxi, rideshare and delivery driving
  • security
  • carers, aides, health and welfare support
  • farm, agriculture, forestry, gardening and animal care
  • arts and creative industries.

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