Paid Domestic Violence Leave For NSW Public Service

Teachers, nurses, police and other NSW public servants will get 10 days of paid domestic and family violence leave each year under a new government policy.

NSW Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Pru Goward on Thursday said the new leave entitlement, which will be in place from January 1, will ensure survivors of domestic violence had more resources and time to rebuild their lives.

"Paid work is critical in providing financial stability to people experiencing domestic and family violence, which is why the NSW government is introducing this important reform to leave entitlement," Ms Goward said in a statement.