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Our benefits

At St.George we think of reward as being about more than just pay.

Your Total Reward = Pay + Benefits + Development + Wellbeing.

There are benefits that have a financial value like fixed pay and our Employee Share plan, but there are also many ‘non-salary’ benefits that we offer that are a little more difficult to quantify such as recognition, development and career opportunities, supporting community involvement and work flexibility.

To get a feel for what your Total Reward at St.George could look like, click on the following links to find out more.

Your Pay

Rewards for hard work

Under the Westpac Group's Employee Share Plan, up to $1,000 worth of Westpac shares can be allocated to eligible employees, every year, providing certain Westpac Group performance targets are met.

The Employee Share Plan (ESP) is a reward scheme that provides eligible employees the opportunity to become a Westpac shareholder for the first time, or to add to their existing shareholding. Westpac shares up to a maximum value of $1,000 are allocated at no cost to employees. The ESP has also been designed to enable participating employees to benefit from a tax exemption of up to $1,000 depending on their own individual circumstances.

The ESP is offered to under an 'opt-out' process. That is you will be taken as accepting the invitation unless you let us know you don't want the shares during an 'opt-out' period.

Make your reward go further

At St.George eligible employees can ‘salary sacrifice’ which means you can take certain benefits as ‘pre-tax’ items, such as vehicles airport lounge membership and superannuation contributions

This can be a great way to increase your disposable income and better manage your finances. 

Helping with your retirement – superannuation

St.George offers all employees the opportunity to choose their own super fund, or one of two St.George staff superannuation funds. Both funds offer a wide range of investment options with specialist fund managers, and insurance cover at wholesale premium rates. Staff superannuation is professionally managed and benefits include on-line access to account information and investment switching, a wide range of investment options, competitive fees and a member helpline.

Conditions apply to some of these benefits.

Your Benefits

Family benefits

St.George recognises that for most people, balancing work and family is a priority. That’s why the Lifestyle Benefits program has been designed for you and your family - you can all enjoy special rates and deals on travel, shopping and entertainment.

To assist with work-life balance, St.George also provides: 

  • Thirteen weeks paid parental leave and additional unpaid parental leave
  • Flexibility in how parental leave is taken, over a two-year period
  • Grandparental leave to support the critical role of Grandparents in the care and development of children
  • An on-site Childcare centre at our Kogarah Head Office
  • Free information on childcare, family care and eldercare services
  • Opportunity to return from parental leave on a part-time basis until your child starts school.

And in difficult and challenging times, St.George makes free and confidential counselling services available to you and your family.

Third Party Benefits

St.George employees (and their families) can enjoy a range of lifestyle benefits from our external partners, including:

  • Discounts on movies and entertainment, including concerts and sporting events
  • Discounts on communications and internet access
  • Discounts on health insurance and green products
  • Discounts with online shopping providers
  • Special rates on holidays, car rental... and many, many more

Our Social Clubs

To enjoy even more lifestyle benefits, St.George employees can join one of our Social Clubs. Social Clubs provide access to a great range of discounted merchandise, travel and entertainment offers, social functions and sporting activities organised specifically for employees and their friends throughout the year.

Benefits of banking with St.George

Our people can access a range of banking benefits, including:

  • Great employee deals on home loans, credit cards and personal loans
  • A fee-free transaction account
  • Savings on financial products and services including margin loans, insurance and investment products and financial advice.

Protection against unexpected events in life

Eligible employees are covered by St.George’s Salary Continuance (Temporary Disablement) policy, an income protection-style policy which is paid for by St.George.

Flexible work to suit your lifestyle

If you’re interested in changing your hours of work, or entering a job share arrangement - where possible, arrangements may be able to be made to suit you and St.George.

Employees over 55 years of age are particularly encouraged to consider flexible working hours where it will enable them to extend their career with St.George and meet their changing lifestyle needs.

Conditions apply to some of these benefits.

Your Wellbeing

Keep fit and healthy

For employees looking to get fit, and have a healthy lifestyle, St.George has gyms in Kogarah, Sydney and Adelaide. Our Lifestyle Program also includes gym membership discounts, and tools to help with weight loss and wellbeing.

Help the environment and community!

We encourage our staff to be environmentally friendly by offering staff interest free loans on green purchases such as rainwater tanks, energy and water efficient appliances and solar hot water systems for their homes.

We also promote staff involvement in activities to help the community and environment by enabling them to take time off work to volunteer for a not-for-profit organisation of their choice..

Help with work or personal problems

If you are experiencing difficulties at home or work, confidential assistance and information is available to help you through our Employee Assistance Program.

Need some time off work?

St.George provides a range of flexible leave options, which include:

  • Access to thirteen weeks paid parental leave
  • Entitlement to unpaid parental leave
  • Flexibility in allowing employees to take parental leave in separate blocks over a two-year period
  • Opportunity for employees to acquire up to an additional 13 weeks leave to cover for childcare in school holidays, travel, study etc
  • Entitlement to 12 days personal/carer’s leave each year
  • Access to study leave
  • Option to apply for volunteer leave to help the wider community and environment
  • Opportunity to take career breaks by structuring your salary so you can work for four years and take the fifth year off with an income.

Help planning for your future

Planning for your future is important, and when making decisions about salary packaging, superannuation or the purchase of financial products you should seek professional financial advice.

St.George has a large network of qualified Financial Advisers who provide competitive rates for our people.

Where we work

Find out where we work using our branch and ATM locator tool.

Conditions apply to some of these benefits. 

Your Success

St.George helps employees to take control and manage their career decisions with a sophisticated, award-winning online learning website where face-to-face workshops, self-study modules and self-paced e-learning programs are delivered to your work or home PC.

Applying for another St. George Group job

Vacant positions are advertised internally to provide you with career opportunities within St.George and the broader Westpac Group.

Work-related study

Our Education Assistance Scheme can provide financial help with tuition costs and registration fees, and can also provide paid study leave.

Conditions apply to some of these benefits.