MyLeave: Construction Industry Long Service Leave Scheme


The Scheme is to allow employees in the Construction industry access to a portable Long Service Leave scheme, funded by a Compulsory Levy on Employers.

If you are an employer who employs workers in the Construction Industry, you may be required by Law to register in the Scheme.

On the last page of this document, we have attached a list (as defined under the Law) as the type of businesses that are subject to this Long Service Leave Scheme.

Registration in the Scheme

Every employer, as defined in the Act, must register with MyLeave. Registration is compulsory by law. Failure to register and pay contributions can result in fines and surcharges being applied to amounts owed

You can visit the site and review whether you are required to register for this scheme by visiting their site:

Should you require assistance with this matter, please contact us


Petta Yencken & Company

 Definition of Construction Industry

“Construction Industry” means the industry –

  1. of carrying out on a site the construction, erection, installation, reconstruction, re-erection, renovation, alteration, demolition, or maintenance of or repairs to any of the following:
  2. buildings;
  3. swimming pools and spa pools;
  4. roads, railways, airfields or other works for the passage of persons, animals or vehicles;
  5. breakwaters, docks, jetties, piers, wharves or works for the improvement or alteration of any harbour, river or watercourse for the purposes of navigation;
  6. works for the storage or supply of water or for the irrigation of land;
  7. works for the conveyance, treatment or disposal of sewage or of the effluent from any premises;
  8. works for the extraction, refining, processing or treatment of materials or for the production or extraction of products and by products from materials;
  9. bridges, viaducts, aqueducts or tunnels;
  10. chimney stacks, cooling towers, drilling rigs, gas holders or silos;
  11. pipelines;
  12. navigational lights, beacons or markers;
  13. works for the drainage of land;
  14. works for the storage of liquids (other than water) or gases;
  15. works for the generation, supply or transmission of electric power;
  16. works for the transmission of wireless or telegraphic communications;
  17. pile driving works;
  18. structures, fixtures or works for use on or for the use of any buildings or works of a kind referred to in subparagraphs (i) to (xv);
  19. works for the preparation of sites for any buildings or works of a kind referred to in subparagraphs (i) to (xvi); and
  20. fences, other than fences on farms;
  21. of carrying out of works on a site of the construction, erection, installation, reconstruction, re erection, renovation, alteration or demolition of any buildings or works of a kind referred to in paragraph (a) for the fabrication, erection or installation of plant, plant facilities or equipment for those buildings or works;
  22. of carrying out of work performed by employees engaged in the work referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) and that is normally carried out on site but which is not necessarily carried out on site,

Work not included in the Construction Industry

  1. the carrying out of any work on ships;
  2. the maintenance of or repairs or minor alterations to lifts or escalators; or
  3. the carrying out of maintenance or repairs of a routine or minor nature by employees for an employer, or another person under an arrangement with a labour hire agency, who is not substantially engaged in the industry described in this interpretation.

The Scheme does not include work in an employers’ workshop or factory