Before you arrive

Moving to Canberra?

Some of the main features you will find useful on the Canberra: Create your Future website are: migration material, education options including a list of local Schools, ACT employment and short and long term accommodation.

ANU strives to provide the best employment conditions for our staff including a comprehensive and flexible package of salary and benefits.  This includes a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial items offered as conditions of employment within the University.  Details on the range of programs, events, resources and information available can be found at salary and benefits website:

Below is just some of the information available:

  • Academic and Professional staff salary rates;
  • Allowances;
  • Leave entitlements;
  • Superannuation conditions;
  • Enterprise Agreement.

On your first day you will meet with a member of the CBE Human Resources Team, who will begin your orientation. 

Please bring the following documents with you on your first day, or you have the option of submitting them before your arrival. 

  • Tax File Number Declaration form
  • UniSuper membership application form (found in provided brochure)
  • Proof of identity – original documentation or certified copies (e.g. Birth Certificate/Driver’s Licence Marriage Certificate, and/or Passport, copy of Visa (if applicable)
  • Proof of Tertiary Qualifications - original documentation or certified copies  (if applicable) 


  • Payment of your salary cannot begin until all documents are received.
  • If your UniSuper application form is not returned, you will automatically be placed in the default fund resulting in 7% employee contributions being deducted from your salary.

New to Unisuper? Find out more here

ANU is a large campus with parking spaces spread throughout. Parking at ANU incorporates a combination of surface spaces and parking stations.

In 2011 the ACT Office of Regulatory Services (ORS) introduced a centralised background checking system for people that are engaged in regulated activities with vulnerable people.  The Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) registration aims to reduce the risk of harm or neglect to vulnerable people in the ACT.

The University is implementing changes to existing HR processes so that we are compliant with this Act and CBE HR is now implementing these for our staff as needed.

What do I need to do?

  • Check with your local administration team if you need to have this check for your role.
  • The WWVP registration check for staff is currently $76, and free of charge for volunteers.   If you have registration for regulated activities in a volunteer capacity for activities outside the ANU, such as volunteering in a school, the registration is transferable and valid and no fee applies until expiry.
  • Complete a WWVP Application Form from the Access Canberra (ORS) website and lodge in person at any Canberra Connect shopfront.  A photograph will be taken at the shopfront.  It is recommended staff obtain the General Registration type of registration as this ensures staff are able to work in all regulated activities for up to three years.
  • You can pay with an ANU purchase card or request reimbursement from Financial Shared Services. Email your reimbursement form to and a copy of the receipt to CBE HR so we can record lodgement.

Next steps?

  • Once registered, a letter and WWVP Registration card will be issued to you.   This card looks like a driver’s licence with photo identification, registration number, expiry date and type of registration (General, Conditional or Role Based) and must be carried at all times during the regulated activity.
  • A certified copy of your card is to be emailed to CBE HR for your personnel file and recording in the HR Management system.

When should this be completed by?

  • We are asking that registration and applications for reimbursement be submitted as soon as possible or thereafter.

As this is a new employment condition, the College will, in 2016, pay your registration fee which is valid for three years. It is expected that you will be responsible for payment thereafter.

More information

Access Canberra (Office of Regulatory Services)

Canberra Connect locations (shopfronts)

WWVP Factsheet

Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011