Sick Pay Guarantee

The Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee is an initiative giving Victorian casual and contract workers in certain jobs up to 38 hours a year of sick and carer’s pay.

The program provides eligible workers with a financial safety net to take time off when they are sick or need to care for loved ones.

In 2021, the Victorian Government consulted with workers, employers and their representatives on the design of a Secure Work Pilot Scheme to improve the economic security of Victorian workers. The feedback helped shape what has now become the Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee.

For more information on this process, see the Public Consultation Summary Report.

How to apply

You must meet certain requirements to sign up, and you must be signed up before you can claim sick and carer’s pay.

To sign up and find out how to claim, visit: Sick Pay Guarantee.

Page last updated: 22 August 2022