Employee benefits

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Be part of our team

Our employees are central to our success. That’s why we are continually working to create the right environment to support and encourage each other to be the best we can.

Flexible work

  • Remote working
  • Full time, part time and casual employment arrangements
  • Traineeship and apprenticeships
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Flex leave and Time in lieu
  • Paid overtime
  • Job share
  • Phased retirement

Leave

  • Annual leave - 4 weeks at full or half pay per year
  • Purchased leave - up to 8 weeks of annual additional leave per year
  • Personal leave (sick, carer and emergency) - 12 days per year
  • Five days paid bereavement leave
  • Long service leave
  • Paid pre-natal leave
  • Sixteen weeks paid maternity leave
  • Two weeks paid paternity leave
  • Combined total of 52 weeks unpaid parental leave
  • Right to request to return to work part time from parental leave
  • Breast feeding alteration to work hours
  • Leave without pay
  • Adoption leave
  • Twenty days paid Family Violence leave

Health and wellbeing

  • Free employee assistance program
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Social club
  • Proactive safety management
  • Charity and community events
  • Baby care/breastfeeding room
  • Consultative Committee
  • OH&S Committee
  • GMHBA private health insurance plan (local government)
  • Free flu vaccines
  • Covid-19 leave
  • Access to contact officers
  • Extensive return to work support
  • Sit/stand desks

Learning and development

  • Paid study leave
  • Financial study assistance
  • Internal and external training and information sessions
  • Internal and external secondments
  • Paid higher duties opportunities
  • Conferences, seminars and networks
  • Professional membership payment
  • Performance development and reviews
  • Leadership development opportunities

Supporting your financial needs

  • Above award pay rates
  • Annual pay increases via Enterprise Agreement
  • Annual leave loading
  • Cashing in of long service leave
  • Vision Super – Onsite superannuation information sessions
  • Salary packaging extra contributions to your superannuation
  • e-bike and vehicle salary packaging
  • Meal allowances
  • Maintenance allowance for vehicle and plant maintenance
  • Rates deductions (via your pay)
  • Childcare reimbursement for afterhours work

Diversity and inclusion

  • Equal opportunity employer
  • Recognition of cultural diversity
  • Cultural and ceremonial leave
  • Celebration events such as Diversity Week, NAIDOC Week, Harmony Day, Reconciliation Week
  • Involvement in cultural diversity programs such as Aboriginal reconciliation and international relationships
  • Gender Equity Action Plan
  • Reconciliation Action Plan

Sustainability and travel

  • Secure bike storage
  • Showers and change rooms
  • Recycling and circular economy initiatives
  • Workplace giving program
  • Paid corporate volunteering

Reward and recognition

  • Staff awards program
  • Years of service recognition
  • All staff Christmas celebration

Contact us

For more information about the benefits of being an employee please contact us on 1300 002 642.



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