The majority of the South Australian workforce accrue long service leave entitlements under the state Long Service Leave Act 1987. This includes workers in the public sector and local government, and many workers who are employed in the private sector.
The SafeWork SA Long Service Leave brochure (147kb PDF) provides more information relating to state long service leave entitlements. You can also contact the SafeWork SA Help Centre for more information.
National IR System
The national industrial relations (IR) system for the private sector provides for a National Employment Standard dealing with long service leave entitlements. This standard is derived from federal awards and agreements or from the relevant state long service leave legislation.
If you believe your long service leave entitlement is covered by the national IR system, call the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94 or visit www.fairwork.gov.au for further information.