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This Fact Sheet contains information about annual leave and redundancy provisions of the Building and Construction General On-site Award 2020, which vary the minimum standards in the National Employment Standards. The redundancy pay provisions and the method of calculating annual leave in the modern award are matters that may be varied. If there is a variation to the modern award Master Builders will update the information in this Fact Sheet and the revised Fact Sheet will be available on Master Builders’ web site.

This Fact Sheet provides information about the ten legislated minimum employment standards that are known as the National Employment Standards (NES).

The NES come into effect from 1 January 2010 and will replace the Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard. In the period before the NES commence (ie from 1 July 2009 to 1 January 2010) entitlements under the Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard continue to apply.

The ten minimum standards in the NES cover:

(a) maximum weekly hours;

(b) requests for flexible working arrangements;

(c) parental leave and related entitlements;

(d) annual leave;

(e) personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave;

(f) community service leave;

(g) ong service leave;

(h) public holidays;

(i) notice of termination and redundancy pay; and

(j) Fair Work Information Statement.

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The NES apply to all employees of national system employers, and prevail over employee entitlements specified in State and Territory laws, except where those laws provide more beneficial entitlements for employees.

For Further Information

Master Builders Australia 

Level 1, 16 Bentham Street Yarralumla ACT 2600

PO Box 7170 Yarralumla ACT 2600 

Telephone: (02) 6202 8888, Fax: (02) 6202 8877 



Master Builders Association – Australian Capital Territory

1 Iron Knob Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609 

PO Box 1211, Fyshwick ACT 2609

Telephone: (02) 6247 2099, Fax: (02) 6249 8374  



Master Builders Association – Newcastle 

Level 1, 165 Lambton Road Broadmeadow NSW 2292 

PO Box 266 Hunter Regional Mail Centre NSW 2310

Telephone: 02 4953 9400, Fax: 02 4953 9433



Master Builders Association – New South Wales 

52 Parramatta Road Forest Lodge NSW 2037 

Private Bag 9 Broadway NSW 2007 

Telephone: (02) 8586 3555, Fax: (02) 9660 3700  



Territory Construction Association – Northern Territory Cnr Winnellie Road and Hickman St Winnellie NT 0820 

PO Box 37121 Winnellie NT 0821 

Telephone: (08) 8922 9666, Fax: (08) 8922 9600 



Master Builders Association – Queensland 417-419 Wickham Terrace Brisbane QLD 4000

Telephone: (07) 3225 6444, Fax: (07) 3225 6545 



Master Builders Association – South Australia 47 South Terrace Adelaide SA 5000 

PO Box 10014 Adelaide SA 5000 

Telephone: (08) 8211 7466, Fax: (08) 8231 5240 



Master Builders Association – Tasmania 

34 Patrick Street Hobart TAS 7000 

GPO Box 992K Hobart TAS 7001 

Telephone: (03) 6234 3810, Fax: (03) 6234 3860 


Master Builders Association – Victoria 

332 Albert Street East Melbourne VIC 3002 

GPO Box 544 Melbourne VIC 3001

Telephone: (03) 9411 4555, Fax: (03) 9411 4591 



Master Builders Association – Western Australia 

35-37 Havelock Street West Perth WA 6005 

PO Box 167 West Perth WA 6872 

Telephone: (08) 9476 9800, Fax: (08) 9476 9801 Email: 


Disclaimer: This information is provided as general advice on the workplace relations system. It does not constitute legal advice and it is always advisable to seek further information regarding specific workplace relations issues.

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