Most South Australian workers receive 13 weeks long service leave after 10 years' service with an employer, or related employers, with pro rata entitlement after seven years.
Private sector workers are covered by the national workplace relations system, most receiving their long service leave entitlements from the South Australian Long Service Leave Act 1987.
Local government workers are also covered by this Act.
Other arrangements apply to workers:
Our fact sheet (PDF 62kb) tells you more, or if you're still in doubt about your entitlements contact us on 1300 365 255.
Long Service Leave Calculator
If you think the Long Service Leave Act 1987 applies to you, our long service leave calculator can assist to calculate an entitlement.
Long Service Leave Records
Section 10 of the Long Service Leave Act 1987 and Regulation 4 of the Long Service Leave Regulations 2017 require an employer to keep certain records. The template below can be used for keeping those records. The records template is not required if the employer instead promptly and accurately records the information in wages, leave or other similar records kept by the employer (whether in hard copy or electronic form). A sample is available as a guide for the template.