Before your first day

Before your first day

Welcome to Macquarie University. Find out what you need to know, what to bring and how to prepare for your first day.


What to prepare and bring

On-boarding information

If you have accepted your employment offer via the online recruitment system, the next thing to do is complete your on-boarding information via your applicant portal. Completing this information in advance will ensure there is a smooth transition to Macquarie and there is no delay in your first pay or access to other University systems.

Evidence of working rights

Macquarie University needs to ensure that you have the right to work in Australia. Please provide one form of original identification that identifies your right to work in Australia at induction. Acceptable documents are:

  • Australian passport or Australian citizenship certificate, or
  • valid visa with permission to work, or
  • full Australian birth certificate for a person born before 20 August 1986, or
  • full Australian birth certificate for a person born on or after 20 August 1986, showing that at least one parent was born in Australia.

Superannuation form

Please complete the superannuation form provided to you with your employment offer and bring to your orientation. If you are a current UniSuper member please also provide your UniSuper member number. Our on-site UniSuper consultant is available to talk through your superannuation options with you. Book an appointment online.

Connect with your manager

Before your first day it is a good idea to confirm anything you are unsure of with your manager. This may include:

  • what time you should arrive on your first day and where to meet
  • the date and time of any induction activities
  • the location of your office
  • dress code requirements (if any)
  • your standard working hours and days.

It is also good to discuss anything you might require, such as building access requirements, office furniture, equipment or storage requirements (eg for medications).

Getting to Macquarie University

There are many different ways to get to Macquarie University. We encourage people to use sustainable methods of travel where possible. There are regular train and bus services extending to areas right across Sydney. If you live within a few kilometres of the campus, cycling and walking are the most healthy, convenient and cheapest ways to travel. If you drive, then why not consider carpooling or mixing your travel modes for part of the journey?

One-day complimentary parking tickets for your first day are available – please contact your HR representative or your manager to request one. Parking locations are highlighted on the campus map.

Joining from another university?

If your previous employer was another Australian university then you may be eligible to have your prior service recognised for the purposes of determining your eligibility for long service leave. Contact your HR representative to see if you meet the eligibility requirements.

Need more help?

Contact your manager or your HR representative.

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