Transport cares about our carers

National Carers Week runs from Sunday 15 – Saturday 21 October and is a time to recognise and celebrate all Australians who provide care and support to a family member or friend with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, or who is frail.

At Transport we support staff that have carer responsibilities, and we understand that each care situation is unique and circumstances can develop or change throughout your career.

There are over 2.8 million family and friend carers in Australia providing 36 million hours of care and support every week to a family member or friend.

In Australia, women comprise 92% of primary carers for children with disability, 70% of the primary carers for parents, and around half (52%) of the primary carers for partners.

Supporting carers at Transport

Transport offers a range of support to staff that have carer responsibilities to ensure they‘re feeling supported in the workforce.

Carers leave

Leave is offered to provide care and support to a family member or member of the employee’s household.

Flexible work options

Staff can explore a number of flexible work arrangements. Some of these include:

  • Changing the hours worked on any given day
  • Changing the number of days worked each week as part of a reduced work week or reducing the total hours worked each week on a temporary or permanent basis in a job share or part-time arrangement
  • Working remotely from another location on an ad hoc or regular basis.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a professional and confidential free counselling service provided by an independent company for employees and their immediate family members.

If you are a carer or know of someone in your team that has carer responsibilities, we encourage you to have an open conversation and explore what options will work for you and others in your team.

Get involved in Carers Week

Freight Strategy and Planning are hosting a morning tea at Lee St on Tuesday 17 October at 10:30am on the Level 2 veranda. Dominique Winn will be sharing her experiences balancing work with caring responsibilities. We hope you can join us!

We encourage you to organise a morning tea for your team or head along to one of the official events to celebrate the Carers in your team and the contribution they make to our communities.

More information

National Carers Week runs from Sunday 15 – Saturday 21 October and is a time to recognise and celebrate all Australians who provide care and support to a family member or friend with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, or who is frail.

At Transport we support staff that have carer responsibilities, and we understand that each care situation is unique and circumstances can develop or change throughout your career.

There are over 2.8 million family and friend carers in Australia providing 36 million hours of care and support every week to a family member or friend.

In Australia, women comprise 92% of primary carers for children with disability, 70% of the primary carers for parents, and around half (52%) of the primary carers for partners.

Supporting carers at Transport

Transport offers a range of support to staff that have carer responsibilities to ensure they‘re feeling supported in the workforce.

Carers leave

Leave is offered to provide care and support to a family member or member of the employee’s household.

Flexible work options

Staff can explore a number of flexible work arrangements. Some of these include:

  • Changing the hours worked on any given day
  • Changing the number of days worked each week as part of a reduced work week or reducing the total hours worked each week on a temporary or permanent basis in a job share or part-time arrangement
  • Working remotely from another location on an ad hoc or regular basis.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a professional and confidential free counselling service provided by an independent company for employees and their immediate family members.

If you are a carer or know of someone in your team that has carer responsibilities, we encourage you to have an open conversation and explore what options will work for you and others in your team.

Get involved in Carers Week

Freight Strategy and Planning are hosting a morning tea at Lee St on Tuesday 17 October at 10:30am on the Level 2 veranda. Dominique Winn will be sharing her experiences balancing work with caring responsibilities. We hope you can join us!

We encourage you to organise a morning tea for your team or head along to one of the official events to celebrate the Carers in your team and the contribution they make to our communities.

More information

Tell your story

You need to be signed in to share your story.

  • There are no stories to display. Why don't you share one?
Page last updated: 17 June 2019, 23:31