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. Please click here to view current offers.

Staff can hire cars from Thrifty, Avis, Budget and Hertz at discounted leisure rates. A personal credit card must be used along with one of the following codes:

Thrifty - 4908001620

AVIS (AWD) - P791599

Budget (BCD) - D536499

Hertz (CDP) - 1422002

Our partner vendors offer discounts on hardware purchased for personal use.

These offers are available directly between the student or staff member and the vendor. All product and delivery issues should be addressed directly to the relative vendor. These offers are only to be used for personal purchases.

Dell Products

Dell offers a range of discounts, up to 12%, to UoN staff and students, dependent on the value of the order.

Follow this step by step guide to receive your discount (PDF, 236KB).

Microsoft Products

For Microsoft products, staff and students can use this e-Store:

Apple Products

For Apple products, staff and students can use this e-Store:

  • NIB
  • BUPA
  • Uni Health
  • HCF

NIB Corporate Health Plan

Under your UON staff Corporate Health Plan you are entitled to a variety of nib’s policies at a discounted rate! As a nib member you also have access to;

  • Your local nib Dental care centre and Eye care centre
  • Claiming made easy with the nib app
  • No waiting periods for services already covered with previous provider
  • Access to UON Corporate joining offers and additional member benefits

To find out more visit our nib portal, call nib's dedicated corporate line on 1800 131 463 or drop into your local nib Retail Centre

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:

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

For our latest Health and Wellness links please click here

For further assistance, please contact Bupa at

Uni Health Insurance

Belong to the only health fund exclusively for the higher education community and their families.

6 great reasons to join

  1. Member focused
    We exist for members and offer great value insurance through lower costs and generous benefits. In the last financial year, we paid 90 cents in benefits for every dollar received in contributions
  2. Exclusive cover
    We provide value-added products and services exclusively for people in the higher education community and their families.
  3. Peace of mind
    We’re brought to you by Teachers Health Fund, the largest industry-based health fund in Australia and a recognised leader in private health insurance for over 60 years.
  4. Happy members Over 95% of new members who join stay with UniHealth Insurance.
  5. Access to local Teachers Health Centres
    Take advantage of exclusive discounts at our Hamilton, Surry Hills and Parramatta Health Centres for optical, dental, physiotherapy, remedial massage and chiropractic services, as well as sports injury management programs, and more.
  6. Access to Travel and General Insurance Access a great range of travel and general insurance products at a discounted rate through Teachers Health Fund.

Visit the website for more information or download the brochure (PDF, 368KB).

For further assistance please contact Pete Randall at

HCF Corporate Health Plan

HCF, Australia’s leading not-for-profit health insurer has partnered with UON. As a UON employee, you can access a great range of benefits when you join as a corporate member including:

DISCOUNTED PREMIUMSEnjoy a corporate discount compared to equivalent levels of cover in the HCF retail range

100% BACK ON SELECTED EXTRASClaim 100% back on many dental, optical, physio, chiro and podiatry claims from over 10,000 participating HCF providers

Top up your annual limit on dental and optical. This kicks in after 12 months on your extras cover and grows every year up to year six

Claim for a range of HCF approved health programs on eligible levels of cover, subject to limits. This includes weight management programs, gym memberships, breastfeeding consultation and bowel cancer testing.

HCF members receive a 10% discount on HCF Pet and Travel insurance as well as a 10% discount on new memberships at Fitness First gyms.

To learn more, please contact HCF on 1800 880 049 (new enquiries) or 13 13 34 (existing HCF members).

For more information, view the HCF Corporate brochure or email HCF at

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


Complimentary Qantas Frequent Flyer membership

As a valued partner of Qantas, the University has been extended an offer to all University Travellers.

For a limited time, you can join for free and save $89.50!

This offer is available to Australian residents who:

  • Are not already a Qantas Frequent Flyer member; and
  • Accept the terms and conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.

Qantas Club Membership

The University has a corporate rate available for Corporate Qantas Club Membership. For more information on rates and codes, see Corporate Qantas Club Membership.

Virgin Australia leisure travel offer

Enjoy up to 10% off eligible Virgin Australia marketed Domestic, Trans-Tasman, International Short Haul and International Long Haul Flights. Conditions apply. This offer is available for University employees travelling on Virgin Australia and their travel companions.

Offer is available on Business, Premium Economy, and Economy fare classes. Offer does NOT apply to Virgin Australia sale fares.

Offer available for bookings made to 30 September 2019, for travel in selected periods between 1 July 2019 to 29 June 2020.  A 20 day advance purchase period applies. View the brochure for conditions and the promotional code.

Visit to book.


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