Leaving the University

If you are planning to resign or retire from University of Newcastle, you are required to complete the notification of resignation form (PDF, 991KB). You may wish to attached a separate letter with this form notifying your intention to resign or retire.

Notice periods

Please refer to the relevant Enterprise Agreement for the required period of notice:

Academic staff and Teachers Enterprise Agreement

Professional staff Enterprise Agreement

Accessing you final entitlements and superannuation

Please consider the impact the effective date of your resignation or retirement will have on your ability to access your final entitlements.

If a Thursday payday is nominated as your last day of service this will enable your outstanding leave entitlements to be paid with this pay. If a resignation or retirement is shortly after payday leave and final salary payments may take up to 5 working days. Please be aware these time frames are subject to paperwork being received in HR in a timely manner.

Nominating a Thursday payday will also speed up access to superannuation withdrawals. If the last day of service is nominated as a Friday following a payday it will delay your access to withdraw superannuation funds for a period of between 2-4 weeks.

Feedback on your experiences at University of Newcastle

We are interested in learning more about your experiences with the University of Newcastle and you are strongly encouraged to make a time with your HR Business Partner to participate in an exit interview.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.