Organisations interested in becoming recognised through Balancing Australia must meet the following criteria focusing on innovation, visibility and availability.
Organisations must offer at least one innovative work life balance initiative from each of the following categories:

  • Flexible Work Arrangements – e.g. work from home, flexible work hours, job sharing, part time opportunities, phased retirement options
  • Alternative Leave Arrangements – e.g. paid parental leave, purchasable annual leave, leave without pay, grandparent leave, study leave, voluntary/community leave, cultural/ceremonial leave
  • Balancing Extras – e.g. wellness program, employee assistance program, social/sports club, breastfeeding policy, health/wellbeing related allowance/discounts/subsidies

Work life balance strategies must also be visible by all staff and available to the majority of employees.
Assessment of an organisation’s ability to meet this criteria will be made by the supporting evidence submitted, including the organisation’s profile and employee testimonials.

Finally, to be considered a leading work life balance employer, you must employee individuals in a paid capacity (full time, part time or casual), excluding business owners, self employed, contractors or investors.


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Balancing Australia recommends all individuals to contact the organisations directly to verify all claims made by them and to satisfy themselves as to the standing of the organisation.

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