Why work at UQ

Competitive Salary Rates

We offer a range of competitive salaries, which we negotiate under the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. Salaries are subject to annual incremental increases for most staff.

Flexible Work Arrangements

Flexible work arrangements allow you to vary your work arrangements to provide greater flexibility to balance your personal and professional lives.

Leave Provisions

In addition to 20 days per annum of annual/recreation leave (pro rata for part-time team members), you will also receive a leave loading of 17.5%.

We also provide generous paid parental leave entitlements, with either 26 weeks of full pay for parental leave or 14 weeks of full pay for primary caregiver leave.

In addition, you will have access to up to 10 voluntary Keeping in Touch days during parental leave.


You'll typically receive superannuation contributions of either 10.5% or 17%, depending on your tenure and fraction of appointment. Find out more about superannuation at UQ.




Salary Packing Options

A range of salary packaging options are available to you, including superannuation, portable electronic devices, professional association membership fees or subscriptions, bus travel,  airport lounge membership etc

Personal Travel Benefits

To reward UQ staff and students we have a benefits program for personal leisure travel. Visit UQ's Personal Travel Benefits page to find out more.

Corporate Health & the UQ Lifestyle

We strive to provide a healthy and safe working environment for all of our staff but know that your health and wellbeing doesn’t end when you leave campus. Find out how we support your physical and mental health by combining work with a healthy outlook. From sports facilities to healthy eating on campus, we support your wellbeing in many ways.

A range of on-site services are available at our campuses. Depending on your work location, this may include on-site gym, pool, bookshop, childcare, health service, food outlets, bank, post office, etc.

Staff can participate in cycling, yoga, pilates, aerobics and other classes before work, during lunchtime and after work at our campuses.