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Wellbeing @ Monash & Monash Sport newsletter – September 2013

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Read about the latest Wellbeing and Monash Sport events, services and activities. Monash aims to assist staff in achieving a healthy work/life balance using a holistic approach – mind, body, spirit and the community.

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In the September edition:

Wellbeing events and news
Monash Sport news and offers
TeamMONASH news
Employee benefits and discounts

Wellbeing at Monash Events and News


Monash R U OK Day? Thursday 12th September, every conversation counts

Monash is proud to be a program partner of 2013 R U OK? Day. R U OK? Day is a national day of action that reminds us that every person and every conversation counts. Building a caring and suicide alert community is everybody’s business. We can all have bad days but when baRUOK-Day-Banner1d days become months or years, some can lose hope.

  • On average, more than 2,300 Australians suicide each year (ABS 2012)
  • An estimated 65,000 people attempt suicide each year (Lifeline)
  • Suicide is the biggest killer of Australians aged 15 to 34 years (ABS 2012)

Worrying statistics, aren’t they? This is why Monash has a university-wide mental health strategy for our staff and students. An important part of this strategy is education, mental health promotion and early intervention.

How you and your department can get involved:

Read about the campus events that are planned on the Monash R U OK? Day events page, also

For more information visit Monash R U OK Day? or download and hang in your work area the Monash support for staff flyer (pdf. 202kb), 4 steps to connect flyer (pdf 476kB) and promote your R U OK event poster (pdf 593kB)

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R U OK? Day is a national day of action that reminds us that every person and every conversation counts. Building a caring and suicide alert community is everybody’s business. We can all have bad days but when bad days become months or years, some can lose hope

Take a break during R U OK? day and join us for a lunchtime walk around Clayton campus.

Register for the 12.15pm walk or 1.15pm walk.

Staff at other campuses are encouraged to organise a lunchtime walk. For assistance please contact

10,000 Steps Challenge, registrations open 16th September

The 10,000 Steps Challenge is coming to Monash, registrations open from 16th Septeapplember!

The 4 week Challenge is open to all staff, students, friends and family and commences on Monday, 14 October and will see participants walk 1164km’s in a virtual walk around Tasmania.

Teams of up to 8 people will each aim to clock up at least 10,000 steps each day. There are great events happening at each campus and prizes for teams and individuals to win!

Participants will not only measure the number of steps they take each day using pedometers, but also experience the many benefits that physical activity has on mental health.

Register from 16th September! For more information visit the 10,000 steps website

Departments wishing to sponsor staff members should contact



Monash Mental Health Week, 7-11 October

With one in five Australians experiencing some form of mental illness, Monash Mental Health Week, from 7 to 11 October, aims to raise awareness of the importance of mental health at Monash through a great variety of events across each campus.

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We invite all faculties, divisions and student group to create awareness across all campuses.  Find out what events are available at your campus:

Read about other suggestions on how you can participate.

Lunchtime GLOBAL 3km walk / 5km run event – 9th October

All Monash staff are invited to take a break from the office for better health and parglobal-mymonash-oct2013ticipate in the Mental Health Week lunchtime 3km walk or 5km run event.

The eighth bi-annual GLOBAL walk/run coincides with Mental Health Week – aiming to increase the awareness and knowledge of mental health at Monash.

Date: Wednesday 9th October, 12.15pm-1pm. Light lunch provided
Campuses: Alfred, Bendigo, Berwick, Caulfield, Clayton, Gippsland, Parkville, Peninsula and Prato

Register online



 Interested in a 6 week lunchtime yoga, pilates or boxing program?group-exercise-image-f

The Staff Wellbeing and Activity Program (SWAP) provides tailored pilates, boxing, yoga and zumba, Fit Camp for Monash staff.

Wellbeing @ Monash is recruiting participants interested in joining a 6 week yoga, pilates or boxing lunchtime program.

Dates: Anticipated to start early October.

Price: $54 per person for the 6 week program (x1 45minute class per week)

How to register:
Register your interest for
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Register your interest for Yoga and list your campus
Register your interest for Pilates and list your campus



Healthy cooking demonstrations: Learn to create simple, healthy and delicious meals!

Wellbeing at Monash are proud trial a staff cooking demonstration that will focus on healthy eating.
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The demonstration will be facilitated by Dr Ricardo Costa, a registered Monash dietitian and nutritionist from the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, who will inspire you make healthier eating choices and teach you skills to create simple, healthy meals.
Date: Thursday 24th October: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Venue: Room G19, Strip Meeting Room, Building 75, Clayton
Register online
Date: Thursday 14th November: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Venue: Clayfield room A1.34, Building A, Caulfield
Register online

Essence of health 5 week programs

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The Essence of Health is a model for enhancing wellbeing and sustainable performance as well as the prevention and management of chronic illness.  

Essence is an acronym standing for Education, Stress management, Spirituality, Exercise, Nutrition, Connectedness and Environment and is a comprehensive lifestyle program underpinned by enabling strategies such as mindfulness, enhancing motivation, goal setting and behaviour change.

This 5 week program will explore the Essence model and give evidence and examples illustrating the importance of each element and how to apply the model to personal and professional life.

The program has been delivered within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences for a number of years in training doctors and allied health practitioners in stress and lifestyle management.

Clayton 5 week program:
Session dates: 20, 27 September, 4, 11 and 18 October.
Venue: Room G19, Ground Level, Building 6, Clayton
Register online  

Caulfield 5 week program:
Session dates: 28 October, 11, 18, 25 November and 2 December.
Venue: Room 471, Level 4, Building B, Caulfield
Register online

Essence of health 1 hr introductory seminar – Caulfield
Date: Tuesday 8th October, 12.15-1pm
Venue: Lecture theatre room 40, Level B, Building H, Caulfield
Register online


Coping with change seminar, 10th October

As part of Mental Health Week, the University EAP provider Resolutions RTK will provide a presentation on coping with change.Coping-with-change

The purpose is to help participants understand their individual responses to change within the context of the psychology of change; and how they can best personally manage and promote a more proactive and resilient response to change. Key topics will include:

· The nature of change
· The impact and psychology of change
· Understanding the obstacles and barriers to change
· The keys to building personal resilience

Date: Thursday 10th October, 12.30-1.30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre E3, Ground Level, Building 32, Clayton
Register online


An investment in your health: Skin cancer prevention wellbeing seminar

Staff are invited to attend a new wellbeing seminar on skin cancer prevention.skincancer

Delivered by Sue Dixon, radiographer at Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre, the seminar will cover

–       Causes and risk factors for skin cancers
–       Different types of skin cancers (Melanoma vs Non-melanoma skin cancers)
–       Detection of skin cancer – what to watch our for
–       Prevention  and the importance of self awareness of your skin
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Date: Tuesday 12th November, 12.15pm-1.15pm
Venue: Building 8, Rotunda Theatre R3
Register online

Date: Tuesday 19th November, 2013, 12.15pm-1.15pm
Venue: Building H, Basement level, Lecture Theatre HB32
Register online

Staff from other campuses are invited to express their interest by emailing, please state your campus and skin cancer seminar in the subject.

Diabetes prevention  seminar – are you at risk?

Diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease with nearly 1,000,000 Australians currently diagnosed and 280 Australians developing diabetes each day. The good news is that up to 60% of cases can blife diabetesde prevented.

You can learn how to reduce your chance of developing type 2 diabetes, as well as heart disease and stroke, by attending an seminar delivered by DiabetesVictoria, will cover topics such as:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Symptoms and complications of diabetes
  • Risk factors linked to type 2 diabetes
  • How to prevent type 2 diabetes

All who attend will also have the opportunity to complete the AUSDRISK tool to determine their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. All high risk, eligible employees will then be offered the opportunity to participate in a Divisional Life! program

Date: Tuesday 15th October, 1.15-2.15pm
Venue: Lecture theatre H7, Building 11
Register online


‘Like’ Wellbeing at Monash on Facebook

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New Facebook offer: ‘Like’ Wellbeing at Monash on Facebook and show the new Clayton campus Boost Juice store staff to receive 25% off juices and smoothies.professionals will provide you with individual attention and learn about you and your lifestyle.


Making healthier catering choices at Monash

At Monash we encourage staff and students to make the healthy choice when buying food on campus.

There are many tasty and healthy catering options available at Monash that aren’t the traditional triangle sandwiches! Why not try;

  • Quiche/Frittata
  • Skewers (chicken, vegetable, lamb etc.)
  • Roasted meats
  • Fresh soups
  • Large share bowls of salads (couscous, quinoa, roastF2L recipe food vegetable, thai beef, tandoori chicken, pasta)
  • Fruit/Nut/Seed cookies
  • Vegetable sticks and dips
  • Fruit platter/fruit salad cups

Examples of pricing:
Meeting Point:
Vegetable sticks & various dips $5pp, Chicken satay skewers $3 each, Pork or vegetable gyoza $1.20 each, fruit/nut/seed cookies $2.50

Black Tie Catering: Lunch packages

– The Lunch Box $18pp: Sandwiches, rolls, pita pockets and baguettes with healthy fillings, fruit and bottled water.

– Frittata Luncheon $22.50pp: Vegetable frittata, potato salad, garden salad, baguette, fruits and mineral water

Table & Larder Catering: Rocket & Pumpkin Salad large share bowls $13.50 each, Quiche/Frittata portions $2 each, Mini savoury muffins dozen $24, Vegetable sticks and hommus $3pp, Meatballs and relish $2 each, Thai chicken cakes $2 each.

Fruit boxes: FruitAddicts offers Monash departments an excellent fresh box of fruit, with free delivery and 10% discount off the following prices –

Box of 30 fruit pieces $24
Box of 45 fruit pieces $34
Box of 60 fruit pieces $44

You can order these and find many more suggestions in our Health Smart Healthy Catering brochure or the Catering How To Buy Guide.  


New sustainability campus walk

When it comes to sustainability, Monash talks the talk and walks the walk – and now you can wsustain walk brochurealk the walk too.

Environmental Sustainability has produced a sustainable walking map of Clayton campu that features a 3.8 km walking loop that highlights more than 20 sustainability initiatives across campus, from share bikes to solar power to stormwater capture.

The route also takes in the Aboriginal Garden and the Rainforest Walk. If you’re feeling fit, there’s an optional 800 metre detour to view the oldest tree on campus, a River Red Gum, estimated to be more than 400 years old.

The map also shines a spotlight on Monash’s newest building, New Horizons, and outlines its ecologically sustainable design features.

Obtain a copy from the Clayton campus centre, the bus loop or download a copy online.


Do you cycle to work or run/walk regularly at lunchtime?

The University Wellbeing KPI aims to achieve 30% participationWALKING22ripA.jpg in wellbeing events and programs.

Staff who regularly participate wellbeing related activity during their work day can now log their participation in a database to help contribute to their Faculty/Division Wellbeing KPI.

Regularly is defined as at least once per week, for a minimum of 30 minutes during your work day (Monday to Friday).

Log your participation in the Wellbeing KPI form.

Free Unisuper seminar: Wealth creation and protection

The Wealth Creation & Protection presentation looks at considerations to investing both inside and outside the superannuation environment. From accumulating adequate retirement savings to securing appropriate insurance this seminar provides information on:

  • Salary sacrificing into super versus investing outside of super
  • Accessing insurance both in and outside of super
  • Contributions overview
  • Government contribution incentives
  • Risk/Return trade off

Date: Wednesday 11th September, 1-2pm
Venue: Building 32 (Engineering), Lecture Theatre E1, Clayton Campus
Register online For further information, contact Chandra Yellapragada on extension 29585 or


Inflammatory Arthritis: Signs, Symptoms, Solutions seminar

Have you been diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis in thearthritis past two years? Do you want to learn more about your condition, and how to manage it? If so, this Arthritis Victoria seminar is for you. Hear from a rheumatologist, a health educator and a person who has been successfully managing their inflammatory arthritis for many years.

Date: Tuesday 15 October 6.00pm–8.00pm
Venue: 263 – 265 Kooyong Road, Elsternwick
How to register: Click here for more information and to register.


What time do you call this – manage your work and life online webinar

Contrary to popular opinion, there are enough hours in the day. Attend this live interactive webinar to learn how to:

  • Let go of time bandits
  • Manage work and life and set boundaries
  • Prioritise and delegate – stop doing and start leading
  • Manage others with confidence

Join Lynne Copp, Director of the Worklife Company, as she explains how you can manage your time effectively in all aspects of your work and life. This webinar will explore how to look at time, what takes up time and how to spend time.

Date: Thursday, 12 September, 1pm-1.45 (plus Q&A)
Speaker: Lynne Copp, Director, The Worklife Company

Register for your complimentary webinar


Lunchtime Weight Watchers Program 

Staff the opportunity to enrol in a new Weight Watchers Program. With the convenience of weekly WeightWatchers2meetings on campus*, you’ll get the guidance that you need to succeed and stay on track to achieve your weight loss and lifestyle goals

About the program: The program consists of one weekly lunchtime meeting for 13 weeks.

Cost: $19.50 per session for 13 week program. Payment can be in cash, credit card or pay $50 upfront then 3 monthly instalments. Some private health insurance providers provide a partial refund.

How to register: Send your interest to join the next program to with WW and your campus in the subject line.


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Do you have old eye glasses sitting in your desk draw? Wellbeing @ Monash is now collecting used eye glasses for the Lions Recycle For Sight Program.

Send your unwanted eye glasses via internal mail to Wellbeing @ Monash – OHS, Building 40P, Clayton


Monash short courses

Relaxation Massage

Based on Swedish techniques, this course gives you hands–on experience with practical methods to assist in the prevention and relief of common ailments such as headaches, tiredness, backaches and stress. Uses oils.

Dates: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October, 10am-3.30pm
Requirements: A pillow and 2 towels. Wear comfortable clothes.
Cost: Monash staff $147,  others $155

Gluten free cooking

Embrace gluten – free cooking in this brand new one day workshop. You will cook a variety of dishes and learn some tips and tricks to modify recipes to make them gluten – free. Perfect for coeliacs, those with wheat allergies or others needing to follow gluten – free diet.

Date: Saturday 5 October, 10am-3.30pm
Requirements: Apron, notepad and pen, container to take home samples.
Cost: Monash staff $90, others $95


Get active at Gippsland, Parkville and Berwick

Get active at Gippsland

Gippsland campus walking group takes place every Monday and Thursday from 12:30pm – 1:00pm. Meet upstairs at the Knuckle outside the eSolutions area (1N-209). Email Vonnie for more information.

Get active at Parkville

Free Get Active classes including:

Boxing: Mondays and Wednesdays 5pm at Cossar HalliStock_000008314116XXLarge
Yoga: Tuesday 12pm at Cossar Hall
Boot Camp: Wednesdays 7.30am meet at the Flagpole
Mindfulness meditation: Wednesdays 1.15pm, Pharmaceutics meeting room
Dynamic yoga: Thursday 5pm at Cossar Hall

Get active at Berwick

Free Get ACtive classes are available to staff at Berwick campus, including:

Yoga: Monday’s 1.30pm – 2.15pm
Zumba: Wednesday’s 1.30pm – 2.15pm
Venue: Nossal High School in the Gymnasium building

For detailed class information visit Berwick Sport webpage.

Competition winners and your chance to win

For your chance to win a Village Cinemas movie ticket tell us what you think of the new layout of the newsletter or provide a suggestion for Wellbeing at Monash or Monash Sport (or any wellbeing service you would like to see) Provide feedback via email

Monash Sport news and offers

We have been listening…

Refurbishments to Change Room Facilities and Pool Concourse

Monash Sport will be undertaking refurbishments to both the change room and pool concourse areas to provide an improved aquatic environment.

The Doug Ellis Pool will be closed for a 4 week period whilst the pool concourse is being resurfaced.

Pool Closure:

Monday 9 September – Sunday 6 October

The pool will re-open on Monday 7 October, with temporary change room facilities provided until refurbishments to the existing change room facilities are completed.

Take a sneak peek of what’s to come here.

Updates on the works can be found on our website.

Health and Fitness Options for Monash University Staff

At Monash Sport, we want all Monash University staff members to have a happy and healthy lifestyle. Because of this, we have introduced Health and Fitness Options for Monash University Staff. The variety of options available has been tailored so that each and every staff member is able to join the centre and able to achieve their fitness goals whether it is individually or as a group.

The Health and Fitness Options for Monash University Staff includes Centre memberships, participation in the SWAP Group Exercise and casual visits.

For any further enquiries please contact our friendly staff or come down and visit us with your voucher for a 7 Day Trial

Court Sports 12 Hour Pass Sale

Pay for 9, Play for 12!

Make the most of your time at Monash and get more time on the court with all court sports on sale now.

Purchase your pass before Sunday 15 September, pay for 9 hours and get 12 hours court time, that’s 3 hours for FREE!*

To purchase a 12 hour pass, please visit the Service desk at Caulfield and Clayton campuses.

*Conditions apply, available at Caulfield and Clayton campuses only. Please see the Monash Sport service desk at Caulfield or Clayton for further information.

Small Group Training

Fit Camp has a new look! ENERGISE is a six week fun, social, challenging and rewarding way of training. For those about to embark on their first fitness program or looking for a new challenge ENERGISE is for you.

All ENERGISE sessions are conducted by fully qualified health and fitness instructors who will motivate participants to challenge their current fitness levels whilst still being able to tailor the program to suit all individuals’ needs.

ENERGISE is run across Monash University Caulifield, Clayton and Peninsula campuses with programs starting throughout the year.

To register your interest or for further information, please contact:

Caulfield: 9903 2358 or
Clayton: 9905 4103 or

or see our website.

Social Sport
New 3 on 3 Basketball Competitions
Semester 2 sees the introduction of a 3 on 3 Basketball Social Sport competition!
Competitions will run during lunchtime on Tuesdays at Caulfield and Wednesdays at Clayton.
Competitions begin week 3 of semester so register today!

Group Fitness

New Pilates Class at Clayton

From Wednesday 18 September, Pilates will be held at 7.30pm, replacing Focus Boxing for the remainder of this semester’s timetable.

Collect your Semester 2 timetable from Service Desks today!

See our website for full class descriptions.

New Cycle Bikes!

Arriving late September, the cycle bikes at Clayton are getting an upgrade. Boasting a sleek frame design, the new SPINNER NXT bikes have a powerful chain drive system, delivering an authentic riding feel. These new bikes are able to accommodate riders from 4’10” to 6’10” so will be a comfortable ride for all!

Tennis $2 Happy Hour

Step away from your desk and onto the court! Monash Sport is making this easier for you by introducing a $2 Happy Hour during your lunch break!

All Monash staff and students are able to play up to two hours of tennis at the Clayton courts for only $2 per hour between 12-2pm Monday – Friday. This works out to be over an 85% saving off the standard Non-Student Off-Peak rate! Bookings can be made up to one week in advance and you are able to find all court booking information on our website.

Fitness Connect

Fitness Connect is a service which allows users to find and workout with someone of a similar fitness level and ability in exercise and/or sport. Exercising with a friend makes working out more enjoyable with many studies indicating the benefits regarding motivation, support and exercise longevity. The service can be found here.

TeamMONASH news

Independent role for TeamMONASH

TeamMONASH™ has moved out from under the Monash Sport umbrella, taking on its own broader responsibilities as it approaches its 10th anniversary.

During its decade of operation, TeamMONASH™ has become a well-known banner under which the Monash community comes together to represent the University in non-academic pursuits. Read the full article here.

Upcoming Events – Melbourne Marathon and Around the Bay in a Day

Now is your chance to get fit, get social and get involved by participating in the Melbourne Marathon or Around the Bay in a Day with TeamMONASH™!

Get together a group of friends, pull on the Monash blue and on October 31 participate with TeamMONASH™ in either the Melbourne Marathon’s 3km walk, 5.7km or 10km run, or challenge yourself and your friends to the 21km half marathon… or run the full 42km!

If running is not your thing, get on the Monash gear and try the Around the Bay in a Day cycling challenge on October 20! You can take on the scenic 50km or 100km ride, or test yourself and your friends with the 135km, 210km or 250km cycling options!

When you and your friends participate with TeamMONASH™ you get to:

  • Hang out with other TeamMONASH participants in our marquee before and after the events
  • Access FREE massages and face painting on the day (Melbourne Marathon only)
  • Support great charities with great causes
  • Receive a FREE TeamMONASH singlet if you’re a first time participant from Monash University’s students, staff or alumni
  • Be a part of Australia’s, and Monash’s, great sporting tradition

It doesn’t matter if you’re walking, running or cycling, this is a great chance to be active and raise money for a good cause, regardless of age or fitness level.

For more information or to register visit TeamMONASH’s Melbourne Marathon or Around the Bay in a Day information pages.

Australian University Games

After a fantastic result at the 2012 Australian University Games (AUG), TeamMONASH™ is looking to take home top honours at the 2013 AUG on the Gold Coast.

The 2012 AUG saw TeamMONASH™ finish second overall, with 39 sport teams achieving a top four finish. The impressive medal tally consisted of 10 gold, 10 silver and six bronze, and a record 64 students were selected for Green and Gold (best player in the sport) honours. Read the full article here.



Employee benefits and discounts 

Did you know Monash staff have access to a range of employee benefits and discounts including accommodation, travel insurance, airport parking and car hire. Read more information in the range of employee benefits and staff discounts

Up to 50% off Peppers and Mantra ResortsAmphora

Staff have access to the exclusive Departure Lounge with discounted rates at selected Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties throughout Australia, Bali and New Zealand.

Download the September specials here . See the flyer for travel dates and specials.

To book visit Departure Lounge and enter the password: monashstaff Rates are best when searching for 3 night+ stays.


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As a Monash employee you can now access a range of banking and financial benefits including competitive rates on home lending and other NAB financial products, discounted movie tickets, computers, travel, shopping and much more from a range of top brands.

Benefits include:

  • Preferential rate of 0.7% p.a. less than the standard variable home loan rate for both owner-occupied and residential investment home loans.  For higher loan amounts, additional benefits may be negotiated.
  • First year annual fee waiver for NAB Choice Package under NAB@work (saving $395).
  • Home lending: 50% discount on the standard application fee for home loans (saving of $300).
  • Term deposits: Receive a 0.25% p.a. bonus on the standard rates or 0.10% p.a. bonus on the blackboard special rate. This offer is available for deposit amounts of $5,000 – $250,000 for terms of 6-24 months, for online applications through NAB@work.
  • Dining: Special offers on a wide range of restaurants around Australia including local eateries and premium restaurants.
  • Shopping: Special offers on an extensive array of quality brands, products and services through telephone based and online service providers.

September offers:

– To celebrate the launch of NAB@work, you can you can win a major prize package valued at over $2,000 by upgrading to the premium NAB@work. Visit the NAB@work webpage and select upgrade to premium and register your details for your chance to win

– Switch and get $1000 cash back. Switch your home loan from another institution to NAB between now and 30 September 2013 and receive a $1,000 cash back incentive on loans over $200,000.* You still receive a NAB@work interest rate discount and first year annual package fee waiver and you get to enjoy the whole range of NAB@work discounts and offers.

For more information about the NAB@work program visit the Monash eployee benefits and discounts webpage


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New staff offer: ‘Like’ Wellbeing at Monash on Facebook and show the new Clayton campus Boost Juice store staff to receive 25% off juices and smoothies.

Offer valid at the Clayton campus store on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th September.  You must show valid Monash staff id and that you have liked the Facebook page on your phone.


40% off storewide at the adidas factory outlet in September

adidas extends an invitation to all Monash staff to receive 40% off storewide* at the adiCentre factAdidasory outlet. *Excluding watches, sunglasses, miCoach & TMaG clubs

When: Month of September
Where: 21/35 Dunlop Rd, Mulgrave
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday to 8pm, Thursday to 6pm, Saturday 9am-1pm
Where: 21/35 Dunlop Road, Mulgrave, 3170
Register: You must register to attend, phone 92635276


10% off Rydges, Art Series and QT Hotels & Resorts

Enter the Monash Corporate ID at 40 Rydges, Art Series and QT Hotels & Resorts in Australia, New Zealand and the UK and receive:

  • 10% off all your accommodation bookings
  • Best rates online guaranteedQT_Pool_Shot

To start saving:

  1. Visit any of the hotel websites and select your preferred location and stay dates
  2. Enter the Monash Corporate ID: PC102298 in the text box and save 10% off the best rates



BUPA health insurance staff discount

Bupa (formerly HBA) provides staff access to a Monash Corporate Health Insurancec Plan, with:

  • Your premiums paid through direct debit/credit card
  • Savings on corporate products including Top, Intermedbupa corpiate and Saver Hospital cover,
  • Access to Corporate Advantage, Classic and Essentials extras (with a minimum of 70% back on most services),
  • No gap dental for children
  • A single room or your money back.

For pricing and detailed information see staff benefits and discounts.

Change to how your pay for your health insurance – New members who join BUPA from 1st August will only have the option of direct debit/credit card payment.  There will be no changes for existing members who pay through payroll deductions.


Travelling soon? Discounted Virgin and Qantas lounge access

Sign up for a discounted airport lounge membership for Qantas and Virgin and enjoy the benefits!

Qantas Club memberships offer heavily discounted rates that can be salary sacrificed; pricing: $316 (one year) or $560.89 (two years) plus $230.00 joining fee.

Virgin Australia lounge corporate memberships offer a special price of $200 per year with a $100 joining fee.

Visit Airport Lounge discounts for more information.


Free Comedy Club tickets

The Comedy Club at the Athenaeum Thcomedy clubeatre is offering Monash staff a great range of weekly offers, including complimentary tickets.

View the line up of comedians online. All complimentary tickets are for the show only. Dinner and show tickets can be upgraded for the discounted price of $35pp (normally $45pp). For detailed information see staff discounts.


Flower delivery and green gifts

Enjoy 10% off a delicious range of chocolate bouquets, cake pops, choc dipped strawberries and beautiful ham-pers all handmade with love at Edible Blooms. edible blooms2

The Green Thumb Gifts range of flowering plants, herbs and trees are not only perfect for marking special occasions and celebrating the mo-ment, but once planted they provide a lasting memory of important life events.

Staff offer: Enter the promotional code MONASH in the checkout stage on or to receive 10% off the product total. Offer expires 31st October 2013


Discounted TeamMONASH merchandise at Monash Retail

Mention this ad at Monash Retail and receive a 10% discount on all TeamMONASH clothing throughout August.


Other discounts available to staff

  • Andrew’s Airport Parking – 20% discount for staff, 15% for family
  • Avis car hire – reduced excess and 3rd day of weekend rentals free
  • Aussie Farmers Direct – first order discount
  • Blink Optical – 20% off sunglasses and lenses
  • BMW & Mini Corporate Program – complimentary scheduled servicing for 4 years / 60,000km, use of a BMW during scheduled servicing, xorporate pricing, reduced dealer delivery charges
  • Convenient Kitchen home delivery meals
  • Dell – up to 15% discount
  • Lite n’ Easy – 7 day meal pack discount
  • Magazine subscriptions – 10% off
  • Monash Commuter Club, 10% discount on Myki
  • Parkville Carlton Football Club Cafe
  • Travel insurance – special rates for staff

Visit employee benefits and discounts for staff for more information