Make a note of 2024 summer shutdown dates

23 Apr 2024
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Staff can start making plans for the summer as the UNSW year-end break dates are announced.

UNSW will commence the year-end break from COB Monday 23 December 2024 and will reopen on Monday 6 January 2025.

The year-end break incorporates:

  • shutdown annual leave days: 24, 27, 30 December 2024

  • public holidays: 25 and 26 December 2024 and 1 January 2025

  • University holidays: 31 December 2024 and 2 and 3 January 2025.

During the year-end break, professional staff on continuing/fixed term/contingent funded research contracts will need to take three days of annual leave on Tuesday 24, Friday 27 and Monday 30 December 2024. The three annual leave days will be deducted automatically, except in approved circumstances where staff are required to perform essential work during this time.

Academic staff who have already taken the required amount of annual leave during the year may work from home on these days.

For those with excess leave balances, any potential direction to take annual leave will commence on or around Monday 23 December.

Staff are encouraged to review their current leave entitlements, consider what additional leave they may wish to take over the holiday period and talk with their manager about year-end leave arrangements. Any leave applications, in addition to the automatically deducted days, should be submitted via myUNSW.  

It is important for staff to take a break for their mental health and wellbeing, and we encourage everyone to disconnect from work over this time.

To view your leave balance, forecast future balances and apply for annual leave, please sign on to myUNSW and navigate to My Staff Profile > Absence Information in the Manage my Profile section.

More details about the year-end break and requirements to take leave will be shared with relevant individuals and managers by Human Resources later in the year.