We have negotiated a range of discounts and savings as a benefit for UoN staff.

Discounts and savings

We have negotiated a range of discounts and savings as a benefit for UoN staff.

The Commonwealth Bank at Newcastle campus (Callaghan) offers you a wide range of benefits such as home loans discounted by 0.50 per cent on the standard variable rate. Call 4968 1186 for further information and terms and conditions.

The Newcastle Permanent, also located at Newcastle campus, offers a wide range of competitive banking products for UoN staff. Call 131 987 for more information.

Dell Hardware

Take advantage of up to 12 per cent discount on a wide range of Dell equipment including Inspiron, Studio, Vostro and Studio XPS ranges, flat panel monitors, printers and projectors. To find out how to get this discount see the information sheet (PDF, 236.32KB).

Apple personal computers

You can also get up to 12 per cent discount on Apple computers including MacBook, MackBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro. Retrieve this discount by either visiting Apple Education or visiting our local Apple reseller, Mac1.

Staff can access a range of free or discounted software for home use. See IT and computing for more information.

NIB Corporate Health Plan

We have negotiated on behalf of UON staff

  • a corporate discount of 8 per cent on NIB health insurance
  • two and six month waiver on all Extras
  • carry over of all served waiting periods if transferring from another fund on a similar level of cover

To find out more visit our NIB portal or call NIB's corporate line on 1800 131 463.

Bupa Corporate Health Plan

The University has partnered with Bupa to offer UON employees the Bupa Corporate Health Plan Offer which provides staff with access to discounted health insurance products and a great range of benefits, such as:

  • Access to the 'no gap' range of fixed price packages on glasses and contact lenses at no additional cost at Members First Optical providers.
  • Gap free general dental and physio for kids up to the age of 25 at Members First providers.
  • Get peace of mind, with 60%-100% back (depending on the level of your extras covers) for selected services at Members First providers.
  • No waiting periods for services you were covered for with your previous health insurer.
  • Keep your mind and body active with some great member discounts on things like gym memberships, movie vouchers and theme party entry. 

Access to Bupa member discount partners:  https://corporate.bupa.com.au/.

Please use the logon details as follows:  username:  newcastleuniplan and password:  cphealth

Also you can book a 30 minute one on one consultation with your BUPA representative.

Find out more and submit your interest to Bupa.

AIRLINE MEMBERSHIPS                                    

The University has a corporate rate available for Qantas Club Membership and Virgin Australia Lounge Membership. For more information on rates and codes, email Commercial Services or call 4921 6555.


The University has an agreement with a number of accommodation providers. If you are interested in taking advantage of these rates, see staff accommodation for more information.


University of Newcastle employees are entitled to 10% off all Virgin Australia operated Business, Flexi and Saver class fares across their domestic network. This offer is available for booking until 31 March 2015, and for travel until 30 September 2015.

Further information (including the promo code) can be found here.

Staff can hire cars from Thrifty, Hertz, Avis and Budget at discounted leisure rates. A personal credit card must be used with a rate code. For more information on car hire and rate codes, email Commercial Services or call 4921 6555.