Discounts & Entitlements

Financial Benefits

Our signature financial benefits offered at UNSW give back to you, in acknowledgement of the contribution you give to us.


The high level of superannuation provided is one of our signature benefits. All UNSW employees (excluding casuals) are entitled to receive 17% employer superannuation contributions. New employees are entitled to select their preferred Superannuation fund or UniSuper, the industry fund for the Tertiary Education sector. UniSuper provides regular superannuation and retirement education seminars on-site at Kensington, as well as a wealth of information online via their website.

Leave Loading

Our staff receive an additional end of year payment, made at 17.5% of four weeks base pay (pro-rata for new hires during the year) up to a specified cap. Traditionally leave loading is paid to staff in the pay-run during or near to the Christmas holiday shutdown period and is in line with the conditions in the Enterprise Agreements.

Salary Sacrificing initiatives

Our salary sacrificing initiatives allow you to pay some or all of the offering before tax. As a staff member you can enjoy priority access to four high-quality long day care centres, SDN Children’s Services. This includes discounted fees paid through a salary sacrifice arrangement.

We also offer the option to salary package a fully maintained vehicle under a lease known as a novated lease. Car parking is also available on campus with the ability to pay via fortnightly payroll salary sacrifice deductions.

Corporate Provided Discounts

A range of retailers offer UNSW staff discounts for a variety of products and software, giving you extra savings.

Qantas Club and Virgin Club Lounge Membership

UNSW staff can purchase Qantas Club memberships at a substantial discount to the standard membership rate. Virgin’s Velocity Lounge membership rates are also available.

Health Insurance Discount

We have partnered with Medibank to provide staff with a 9% discount on private health insurance products.

JB-HiFi Discount

Discounts for consumer electronics, white goods, telecommunications and small appliances via JB-HiFi’s Family and Friends Program.

GoGet Membership

Discounts on car sharing services when signing up with a UNSW email address. You pay no joining or ongoing fee as a UNSW staff member when booking under the GoGet GoPartner plan.

Office365 Subscription

With the UNSW Office 365 subscription you can install Office on personal devices including up to 5 PC’s or Macs, 5 tablets and 5 smartphones.

Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription

Our staff can access Adobe Creative Cloud at no subscription cost on your work and personal devices for work purposes, meaning you no longer need to purchase a separate license for home use

KX Pilates Discount

You get a 10% discount off all monthly and yearly packs (excludes privates). Being close to our Randwick campus, they run a number of lunchtime classes.