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NSW Portable Long Service Leave

13 October 2011

On July 1st 2011 in NSW, businesses who employ workers on wages to perform contract cleaning work must register with the Long Service Corporation as an employer.

This act allows workers who perform cleaning work for a contract cleaning employer to be entitled to paid long service leave when they record 10 years of service in the industry.

Employee requirements under this legislation include:

1. Registration as an employee with the scheme if they employ one or more workers on salaries or wages to perform cleaning work. This includes companies,partnerships,sole traders,trusts and other types of employing entities.

2. Completion of a return at the end of every quarter containing details of each worker who performs cleaning work.

3.Payment to the Long Service Corporation of a levy of 1.7% of ordinary gross wages paid to workers.

For further assistance and clarification, please visit

and Article 25 on the AWCF  website