Macquarie University funds domestic and international travel for staff when it is directly associated with University business.

The University is committed to funding a reasonable standard of travel, accommodation and expenses, while ensuring appropriate levels of safety and convenience.

Travel procedure

Staff should review standard travel procedure and see the Macquarie University Travel Policy before undertaking travel.

The University supports travel on University approved trips. Before you go there are a couple of things that you need to do:

  • Step 1 Gain approval and plan your trip. If you’re not sure how, then check out Travel Planning and Booking.
  • Step 2 Complete a Travel Risk Assessment if required. If you’re not sure, then check out Travel Risk Assessment. Remember that you need to send this form to Risk and Assurance 14 days before you intend to travel.
  • Step 3 Organise your travel insurance if you are travelling internationally or taking equipment valued at over $50K. If you’re not sure then ask us at

If you’re travelling overseas and need more information then check out Travelling Overseas.

You may find travel resources helpful and you should also look at travel emergencies, which provides information about how to get help while travelling on University business.

  • Planning and booking

    The University has a nine-step process for planning and booking business travel. This must be completed before you leave.

  • Travel risk assessment

    This form must be submitted with your Overseas Travel Application to ensure that you take adequate steps to understand any risks.

  • Resources

    Helpful links and resources to help you plan your trip, including the latest Australian Government travel advice.

  • Emergencies

    What to do in case you run into emergencies while on University-related international business travel.

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