Employees: How to Apply for Leave from the Employee Self Service (ESS) Portal


When you first login to your employee portal, you’ll be taken straight to the page below:

To apply for leave you can either click the ‘Apply for Leave’ link or at the top in the menu section click ‘Leave’. You’ll be taken to this page:


Here you can see a summary of the leave balances available to you, any leave requests and their stage of approval - ‘Approved’ , ‘Pending’ or ‘Declined’. You can also see a record of your leave history.


Entering your leave request

To apply for leave, click on ‘Apply for Leave’.

Select your leave category, choose the first and last day you wish to take leave. The system will estimate how many hours in total you need to take. You can add an attachment and you can also attach a document if required.

Click submit request.

The status of your leave request will immediately show as ‘Pending’. If you’ve attached a document, a paper clip will show, if you’ve added notes to your leave request, a talk bubble will also show.

Your manager, or person required to authorise your leave request will receive an email notifying them of the outstanding leave request awaiting their approval. Once he or she has approved or declined your leave request, you will receive an email notifying you of its status.

If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know via support@yourpayroll.com.au



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