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Wellbeing @ Monash & Monash Sport newsletter – October 2013

Saturday, October 5th, 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 October edition:

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

Wellbeing at Monash Events and News

10,000 Steps Challenge, registrations close this week

More than 1500 staff have already registered to be part of the 10,12P-1017 10,000 Steps - verticalplasma-PRINT000 Steps Challenge

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 including

  • competitions and prizes for winning teams
  • GLOBAL 3km walk/ 5km run event in the lead up to the challenge
  • Lunchtime walk on the first day of the challenge
  • Ride to work day
  • Fun bike/walk/run cycle Quest event – Clayton campus
  • a celebration event
  • 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 now! 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 a mental illness this year, it’s important we at Monash continue to encourage our friends, workmates and family to seek help when they need it, without fear or stigma.

    Monash Mental Health Week, from 7 to 11 October, aims to provide opportunities to understand behaviour, learn from new research, discover our current resources, and focus on improving your own mental health right here on campus.

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    We invite all faculties, divisions and student group to create awareness across all campuses, including;

    • Mental Health Awareness Training
    • Understanding and addressing self-injury symposium
    • Coping with change seminar
    • Why young people act stupid (Professor Nick Allen)
    • Laughter Yoga
    • LGBTIQ youth, mental health and making a connection
    • Lunchtime mindfulness session
    • SafeTALK: Building a suicide alert community
    • Essence of health seminar (Dr Craig Hassed)
    • Free Dynamic Yoga and Pilates classes (Monash Sport)
    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

    The Mental Health Week GLOBAL walk/run is a great opportunity to get out of the office with colleagues and enjoy a lunchtime 3km walk or 5km run around campus. global-mymonash-oct2013

    You can also experience the many benefits physical activity has on mental health. A light lunch is provided for all participants

    Date: Wednesday 9th October, 12.15pm-1pm.

    Campuses: Alfred, Bendigo, Berwick, Caulfield, Clayton, Gippsland, Parkville, Peninsula and Prato

    Register online

    Ride to Work Day – Clayton

    As part of National Ride to Work Day on Wednesday 16th October, Monash is holding its own ‘Ride to Monash’ celebration!Ride2Work_on_White

    Ride by the Lemon Scented Lawns between 8am and 10am at Clayton Campus, with your bike helmet, and grab a free treat including; fruit, muffins, puncture repair key and water bottle. Come by to say hello to other cyclists, discuss your likes and gripes of cycling to Monash or simply to boast about all the benefits of cycling to work or uni!

    If you would like to see better riding facilities around Melbourne be sure to register your participation with Bicycle Network Victoria

    Can’t ride to work that day but want to get involved? The Monash community Bicycle User Group is holding a cycling event on campus to encourage people see the campus on a bike, register for this event

    Get your steps up at a lunchtime walkwalking 011

    Join a lunchtime walk on Monday 14th October to celebrate the first day of the 10,000 steps challenge.

    Campuses: Alfred, Berwick, Caulfield, Clayton, Gippsland and Parkville

    Register online

    Just 15 minutes to get your health checked!

    We often prioritise our daily duties at the expense of our own health and wellbeing. Spend justworkhealth3 resize 15 minutes learning more about your vital health risks through a free, confidential health check in November.

    Participants will receive immediate, confidential results and advice on blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, heart and stroke risk and more.

    Make your booking online today!

    Department bookings: If you would like to offer free health checks for your department staff (minimum 10) please contact with your preferred dates and campus.

    Interested in a lunchtime pilates or boxing program?

    The Staff Wellbeing and Activity Program (SWAP) providgroup-exercise-image-fes 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 November

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

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

    6 week lunchtime yoga program at Claytongroup-exercise-image-f

    Join a 6 week yoga program at Clayton

    Dates: 12.15-1pm on Friday 18th and 25thOctober, 1st, 8th, 15th and 22ndNovember

    Venue: 18th and 25th October – Engineering Hall 3, Building 60, Clayton

    1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd November – Monash Sport, Clayton

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

    Ready to get active?

    Please download the Pre-exercise Health Screen form and return to then make payment online with a credit card no later than Friday 11th October

    Any questions can be sent to  Proudly presented by Wellbeing @ Monash and Monash Sport.

    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. Sorry fully booked, register on the waitlist
    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.

    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: Building C, level 5, room 11, Caulfield
    Register online

    Coping with change seminar, 10th October

    As part of Mental Health Week, the University EAP provider ResolutionsRTK 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

    Skin cancer prevention seminar; an investment in your health

    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
    Treatment of skin cancer


    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

    Cycling seminar and on campus event

    Women & Cycling: Ladies, take your riding to the next level, get into new disciplines of riding and be inspired by some pretty awesome women. Oh, and did we mention there will be cupcakes and sparkling wine? Everyone gets a goody bag, and we’ve got some great door prizes.cyclists

    All proceeds go to charity, supporting my fundraising ride from Melbourne to Sydney for the Future2 Foundation. Date: Tuesday 24th October, 6pm
    Venue: Bicycle Network, Bourke Street, Melbourne
    Cost: $15
    For more details and tickets visit bike seminar

    Clayton Campus Quest: Join the 1st annual Clayton Campus Quest! It will be a fun Bike/Walk/Run across, through, over and under 10km of the Clayton campus for a duration of one hour.

    Date: Wednesday 16th October, 4-5pm
    Venue: Monash Sport BBQ area, Monash University Clayton Campus
    Cost: $20 per participant
    Register online

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    Order a delicious fruit box for your next staff meeting or event

    At Monash we encourage staff  to make the healthy choice when providing food for staff meetings and events. Why not try a delicious box of fruit at your next meeting and event?

    FruitAddicts offers Monash departments an excellent freshFruitBanner3 box of fruit, with free delivery to Monash campuses 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

    To order contact Steve at FruitAddicts or phone 1300 438 378 and quote ‘Monash Wellbeing’.  Payment can be made via cheque, credit card or monthly invoicing.

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

    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.

    Save 3 lives in 30 minutes, mobile blood bank at Clayton campus, 23-25 Octoberred cross blood

    Monash staff and students will have the opportunity to donate blood during October when the Red Cross mobile blood bank will be on site at the Clayton campus.

    The blood bank will be located in the Engineering Building 4/60 on the Clayton campus from Wednesday 23 – Friday 26 October, 9.30am – 3.30pm.

    To secure your appointment to donate, call 13 14 95 or

    Superannuation for women seminar

    Surveys consistently demonstrate that the level of retirement savings of women tend to be significantly lower than men due to different working patterns, family responsibilities and relationship breakdowns. This session is suitable for women of all ages who would like to develop a better understanding of financial matters and be more active in managing their retirement savings. The seminar will cover issues such as:

    • how much do I need in retirement?
    • government contribution incentives
    • career breaks
    • understanding your investment risk profile
    • accessing benefits
    • superannuation & your estate

    Date: Wednesday 9th October, light refreshments 3.30-4, seminar 4-4-5pm

    Venue: Science Building 25, Lecture Theatre S3, Clayton Campus

    Register online by Tuesday 08 October.

    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

    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

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    Monash Sport news and offers

    The Doug Ellis Swimming Pool is reopening

    Good news! The Doug Ellis Pool reopened this Monday 7 October.

    Monash Sport thanks you for your patience during this closedown period, and reminds you that your membership will became active again from Monday 7 October when the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool reopened.

    We are excited to report that the newly laid floor surface will provide an improved aquatic environment, and the upgrades to the spa and change room refurbishments are well underway, with temporary change room facilities currently in place.

    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

    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.


    Group Fitness

    New Pilates Class at Clayton

    Due to popular demand we have put on a NEW pilates Class at Clayton, Wednesday 7.30pm. Come along and get your pilates on!

    New Cycle Bikes

    At Clayton we are very excited to announce the arrival of new Spin bikes. The provider that was chosen wasBLUE FITNESS. They are a global leader in indoor cycling training, education and equipment and have developed a bike designed to fit all shapes, sizes and abilities. BLUE FITNESS currently house equipment in a range of high volume use facilities including Universities, private health clubs, community Leisure centres and defence force facilities. We hope you enjoy the bikes as much as we do.

    Cycle Extra Performance

    This 60 minute class will be running for a 5 week trial starting Thursday 17 October at 5:30pm.

    Cycle Extra Performance is ideal for more experienced participants who seek a more challenging workout to build higher levels of strength, endurance and fitness in a full ‘hour of power’. Burn more calories than you thought possible!

    New Cycle class at Caulfield

    Caulfield has introduced a new cycle class on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm.

    During the month of October this class will be free for all members.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cyclist or class participant, the class is at a level whereby all can participate. Adrian our instructor will certainly put you through your paces.

    Put your cycle training into action at this year’s Around the Bay in a Day!

    Collect your Semester 2 timetable from Service Desks today!

    See our website for full class descriptions.

    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

    Australian University Games

    After a week of hard work, perspiration and celebration, TeamMONASH has finished in second place overall.

    The final results placed Melbourne University first, Monash second and University of Sydney in third place.

    “The team performed with amazing spirit and great determination this year, it was a great effort,” says TeamMONASH Director Martin Dolton.  “So close but yet so far, watch this space in 2014!”

    The Monash’s final medal tally stood at 8 gold, 13 silver and 7 bronze.

    Melbourne University beat Monash to the finish line with 10 gold, 9 silver and 3 bronze.

    “Congratulations to everyone for all the hard work his week,” says TeamMONASH Captain, Elly Thorne.  “It was a great time, a great effort and I’m looking forward to the 2014 AUG.”

    Fellow TeamMONASH Captain Nick Cox also gave his congratulations to his fellow TeamMONASH athletes.

    “We’re enormously proud of every individual involved and how we’ve banded together as a team,” Nick says.  “Not only are we the biggest team, but we’re the proudest.  Well done to everyone in TeamMONASH.”

    Furthermore, 55 Monash students were recipients of Green and Gold team places, recognising them as the ‘best of the best’ in their chosen sport.

    With a result to be proud of, TeamMONASH looks forward to next year and to take their performance up a notch, build off the results of 2013 and bring home the gold in 2014 Australian University Games.

    Full results can be found on the Australian University Sport website.

    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.

    Chancellor’s Cup Golf Day – Friday 15 November

    The Chancellor’s Cup Golf Day is a fundraising opportunity for Monash University affiliated sporting clubs across all campuses. Your involvement on the day will assist our clubs to raise much needed funds for their on going initiatives.

    The handicap format will provide the basis for a great day of golf on one of Melbourne’s most prestigious courses at the Spring Valley Golf Club. Throughout the day various competitions will be held including, longest drive and nearest the pin.

    See our website for registrations and more information.

    Melbourne Zoo Trip

    Come join Monash University for a fun day exploring Melbourne Zoo

    Date: Friday 25 October, 2013

    Time: 10am–3pm

    Cost: $25 (Includes bus transfers, entry, lunch and fun activities)

    Monash students and staff only.



    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 October 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.

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

    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

    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