UNSW Supporting UNSW’s Working Parents

UNSW is committed to helping staff balance work-life responsibilities, by providing access to high-quality services, facilities, and flexible work and leave arrangements, where possible.  

Flexibility&Leave@UNSW provides information relevant for parents, carers, and staff who wish to investigate flexible work and leave options. 

UNSW has a lot of information at your fingertips so you can research your rights under the relevant awards and see what’s on offer. 

Parental Leave workshops

Based on positive feedback, UNSW is holding half day workshops to help staff prepare for going on or returning from parental or primary carers leave.This program is open to all UNSW parents, including all genders and gender identities.Numbers are limited so we advise you register to secure your place today. 

Planning your Parental Leave

Returning to work from Parental Leave

Please note that due to COVID19 these workshops will be held online.

Support funds

  • Career Advancement Fund Procedure for Female Academics during or returning from Maternity/Adoption Leave provides up to $10,000 to assist female academics to re-establish and advance their careers, after returning from a period of maternity leave.
  • Vice-Chancellor's Childcare Support Fund provides up to $2,000 to support female academic researchers with the extraordinary cost of childcare when travelling to present their research.

Explore our support for working parents: