When you work with us, you're getting more than an exciting career. Whether it's a higher calling, great conditions and support services, healthy eating or modern facilities, you'll find the balance you need.

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.

Salary packaging 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.

Corporate health

We strive to provide a healthy and safe working environment. Find out how we support your physical and mental health.

Leave provisions

UQ provides staff with generous leave entitlements.

In broad terms, basic leave entitlements for full-time fixed term and continuing staff members are (pro rata for part time staff):

Leave Type Entitlement Notes
Annual/Recreation leave 20 days per annum Cumulative
Leave Loading 17.5%

Paid annually for Academic and HEW 10+ staff.

Paid as recreation leave is taken for Professional Hew 1-9 staff


Additional Recreation leave 23 days per annum

Alternative annual/recreation leave scheme where staff receive a total of 23 days annual recreation leave but no leave loading.


Personal (Sick and Carers) leave 10 days per annum Cumulative
Carers leave 5 days per annum Non-cumulative
Long Service leave 1.3 weeks per annum

Can only be taken after 10 years’ service (or in accordance with policy)


Parental leave (paid) 26 weeks full pay

Must have 12 months continuous service at expected due date.


Primary Caregiver leave (paid) 14 weeks full pay

Must have 12 months continuous service prior to commencement of the leave.



You'll typically receive superannuation contributions of either 9.5 per cent or 17 per cent, depending on your tenure and fraction of appointment. Find out more about superannuation at UQ.

UQ lifestyle

Combine 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.

Find out more about the range of accommodation options available for you.