Staff can access a range of benefits from salary packaging to upskilling through training and development opportunities.

Generous Salary Packaging

You will be able to package up to AUD$15,900 for general living expenses. This means part of your annual salary can be taken as a tax-free benefit,giving you a higher take home pay. Further tax savings can be made by salary packaging meals and entertainment, accommodation and venue hire. For further information visit the SmartSalary website.


Our staff are able to negotiate with their Managers to have greater flexibility in their working hours including flexible start and finish times, purchasing leave, and part-time opportunities.

See how our staff make a flexible working arrangement work for them.

Career and Professional Development

Training is not only central to building career options but also important in providing interesting and satisfying work. Some of our training opportunities include:

  • conference attendance
  • Institute-wide seminars in laboratory, public health and clinical research
  • Internal and external training programs
  • Online training covering topics such as Health and Safety, Equal Opportunity, Bullying and Social Media.

Parental Leave

At Burnet, we want to support employees with family/caring responsibilities and appreciate that many of our employees are managing both professional and parental responsibilities. Hence, we offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave for eligible staff, in addition to the Government Paid Parental Leave Scheme.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Burnet aims to provide workplace benefits that add value and support to your life, both inside and outside of the workplace. This program is a free confidential counselling service for all staff and their immediate family members. EAP counselling may assist in clarifying a problem, identifying options and developing plans to approach difficult issues. Counselling can take place on the phone, face-to-face or online.

Social Club

A very active social club at Burnet organises inclusive events for staff throughout the year. Examples include Connect (workplace social media platform), Craft Club, Coding and Software Club, and the Burnet Book Club!


Our head office is located in a great area, a 10-minute walk from Prahran Market and Prahran train station, and a 15-minute walk to Chapel Street. We are also just across the road from Fawkner Park which has 40 hectares of beautifully maintained open green space and walking paths.

Contact Details

Sean Perera