A few key results

Carer's Leave

Up to 12 weeks paid primary carer's leave, regardless of gender.

Return to work

83.8% of colleagues returned to work after parental leave in 2021.


We continued to offer up to 10 days of paid pandemic leave for all colleagues to enable our colleagues to juggle their work and family life during COVID-19. 

If you have a question about our flexible workplace options, feel free to contact us for more information.

Why is this important?

We’re focused on creating a flexible workplace to ensure we are able to adapt to changing circumstances and expectations of our diverse workforce and customer base. Providing flexibility in how, when and where we work increases productivity, supports work life balance and helps engagement and retention.

What do we do?

We provide various flexible working arrangements as a way of supporting colleagues to achieve their work-life balances. When considering flexible working options, we think about what will work for our colleagues our customers and the business.

If your circumstances change, you are dealing with caring responsibilities, looking to study, coming back to work from parental leave or transitioning to retirement, we can help.

You can view our full range of flexible working options, which includes job sharing, working from home, flexible start and finish times and extended leave.

We offer support to parents

NAB’s parental leave benefits are inclusive of all employees regardless of gender. It covers biological, surrogacy births and adoption. Benefits within our parental leave offering exceed the minimum payments under the Australian Government Paid Parental Leave Scheme.

If you're a new parent, we offer up to 24 months of primary parental leave, of which up to 12 weeks’ is paid. This is available to all eligible employees. On return from leave, you will receive superannuation contributions (capped at the maximum contribution base) of up to 40 weeks unpaid primary carer’s leave taken. Additionally, on return, up to 40 weeks of unpaid carers leave taken will count as a period of service for the purpose of calculating long service leave.

We also offer up to two week’s paid secondary career’s leave and up to six weeks unpaid leave, to non-primary caring parents within the first 12 months of the birth or adoption of their child.

Our parental leave offering is extensive. It includes paid leave for pre-natal appointments and for people who experience stillbirth. We also provide parental leave transition support services to help with your caring responsibilities.

We have tools and resources to support new parents. Our parental leave toolkit provides support and information to make the transition from work to parental leave, and back again.

Making the return to work easier for parents

Returning to work can be a time of mixed feelings and changed priorities. We have a social networking group, that can help you ease back in to work, connect with other parents and share tips to make life easier.

Maintaining regular communication with employees on parental leave is important. We have partnered with Care Corporate, our Stay in Touch Program. The program delivers personalised information that matches the ages and stages that all new parents go through following the birth or adoption of a baby. The program is complemented by a range of resources designed to enhance the parental leave experience and assisting in a successful transition back to working life.

NAB provides a supportive approach to help our colleagues return to work from primary carer's paid leave. Our childcare support offering is designed to include all employees regardless of their location and give greater flexibility with how you choose to navigate your caring responsibilities. This can be through a return to work payment or available places at facilities at or near some of our major office locations in Melbourne.

We’re happy to look at ways of working that make it possible to balance work and parenting so that our colleagues can be their best, no matter what stage of life they're at.

Support for transitioning to retirement

Retirement is a time when people make the most of life. But even so, the transition from full-time work can take some adjustment. We provide a wide range of flexible work options to support our employees with this transition.

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Workplace flexibility

Helping our people make the most of both their career and their life.

Gender equality

We’re committed to promoting gender equality in the workplace and helping our women thrive at work.

Health and wellbeing

We’re committed to promoting health and wellbeing for our employees, our customers and in the broader community.

Performance and remuneration

We believe in attracting, retaining and motivating our employees through a competitive and market-aligned approach.