Diversity, equity and inclusion
Our parental leave provisions include birth and adoption-related leave and recognise same-sex relationships. There is no minimum tenure requirement meaning that all employees are eligible for parental leave upon starting work at Macquarie.
20 weeks’ Parental Payment (in addition to government parental payments) for employees who are new parents responsible for their child during normal business hours up until the child’s second birthday.
12 months’ unpaid leave, with the option to request up to a further 12 months.
Access to the Parental Payment and unpaid leave by non-birth primary carers for up to 24 months from birth/adoption.
6 weeks’ paid co-parent leave at time of birth, adoption or custody. Employees who are responsible for childcare during business hours at a later period can access up to 20 weeks paid parental leave.
12 paid transition days upon return to work.
2 days’ unpaid pre-adoption leave.
10 paid ‘keeping in touch days’ if you would like to maintain a level of contact with Macquarie while on parental leave.
A special maternity leave option for female employees who are unable to work.
On return from parental leave, our employees can benefit from:
1:1 parental transition coaching – usable before, during or up to 12 months after return to work to support employees in planning next steps in their career.
Parent facilities, with amenities for nursing mothers and flexibility to use these facilities as required.
Our internal Family and Carers’ employee network group - dedicated to raising awareness of the support available for our people with family and carer responsibilities.
Care for Kids website – an online resource to assist parents in finding child care facilities, including a comprehensive library of how-to guides, checklists and articles relating to child care.
Child care facilities – Macquarie has relationships at two child care centres in Sydney’s CBD that offer priority access to permanent employees.
Employee Assistance Program – access to confidential and professional counselling services, which continues while on parental leave.
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