Balance your life

Balance your life

Access a range of flexible working options including part-time work, variable working hours, work from home arrangements and purchased leave. Other leave is also available for things like moving house, volunteering, religious and cultural obligations. Eligible staff are able to access paid personal leave to care of a family member, or when leave is required for compassionate or bereavement reasons. Continuing staff members can also purchase up to an an additional four weeks leave in a 12-month period. Paid parental and partner's leave is available for the birth, adoption or fostering of a child by a staff member or their partner where they are responsible for the care of the child.

Find more information on our Personal Leave Policy, Other Leave PolicyCommunity volunteering guidelines, Purchased leave for professional staff and Purchased leave for academic staff policies.

For staff caring for young children, our on-campus early childhood education and care is available at one of two childcare centres at Macquarie. Priority is given to Macquarie University staff and students, and staff employed by designated entity partners. Macquarie University Vacation Care provides a recreational program for primary school aged children during the school holidays.

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