Ok, I am putting the thread here to gather more responses. I have applied for parental leave and I have been successful. The leave is due to start on my due date. I am going on leave when I am 35 weeks along. I am sure I have read somewhere that leave entitlements are for UP to 18 weeks and that applies if you go on leave at 34 weeks. Which means I would only be eligible for 17 weeks leave. Is this correct? And my leave starts when the baby is born? Sorry this is getting confusing.
I have tried contacting Centrelink, and have currently requested a call back service due to high demand.
Thanks in advance