Rewards & Benefits


We like to think of ours as any good relationship – and that means we give a lot back.

When it comes to rewarding our people, we offer generous staff discounts on our products and services, a top 10 industry super fund, health benefits, financial perks and so much more.

We have a range of recognition platforms ranging from celebrations at the team level right through to our company-wide rewards program called ZING.

Our people are rewarded for embodying the Telstra values and helping contribute to making this a great place to work We offer our people a range of incentives like retail, financial, and Telstra service discounts as well as a flexible approach to salary packaging and even the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.

If you love to be rewarded with the things that matter to you most, then you’ll be excited by the sheer scale of offers and discounts you can get as a member of the Telstra family – no matter where you’re based around the world.

Employee recognition

An important part about our journey to building a world-class technology company is how we recognise and reward our people who’ll help us get there.

Our culture of employee recognition flows from simply highlighting a team member’s job well done in a group meeting through to quarterly rewards at business unit events as well as our company-wide rewards and recognition program.

The beauty of our employee rewards programs is they can be made at the grass roots level, between peers, across business units and around the world. In a connected workplace, we promote each other’s achievements using our internal social media networks and highlight successes on ZING – our online recognition program that rewards our people for demonstrating our business values. Each time you get a ZING, you gain Telstra Points which you can accrue and use towards a prize of your choice ranging from gift vouchers to home appliances.

It’s all about cultivating the right behaviours in our people so we can come together and create a great place to work, where we do amazing things, and encourage everyone to bring out their best. 

Health and wellbeing

We know that you’ve got a life outside of work and to promote a fit and active lifestyle you can take advantage of our range of offers from health club providers through our corporate employee rewards program. Take a class after work at one of our participating providers such as Fitness First, Virgin Active, Genesis, Kaya or Elixr Health Clubs. In addition, you can find great savings from Specsavers, supplementary needs through Australian Sports Nutrition, and even your smile with the Dental Care Network. You can also take advantage of great savings available through our partnerships with leading health insurers including discounts on monthly premiums as well as waiving waiting periods in some instances.

No matter where you’re based in the world, our Work Life Coaching (WLC) Program can provide professional support services for all employees and their families.

In addition, our Thrive program is a tailor-made initiative designed to help our people build resilience and promote a positive attitude toward maintaining mental health. Thrive offers our employees face-to-face online workshops, access to multimedia resources, quick tips, and information that can go toward promoting positive attitudes about mental health. Thrive offers practical, effective strategies that can help people take care of themselves. 

Let's get you connected

When you work with us, you join Australia’s largest telecommunications provider and combined with our emerging portfolio of technology, not only will you get to work on amazing things, but employee benefits mean you’ll get discounted access to some of them as well.

Working with us entitles you to a generous discount of up to 25% on Recommended Retail Prices (RRP) including installation, new products and services, broadband internet and all your entertainment needs through Telstra TV. We’ve also got home phone services, Foxtel from Telstra, ADSL, and wireless broadband.
Working in a fast-paced technology company means you’ll need the latest tools of the trade. Even on your very first day, we can help set you up with the latest smartphone of your choice, which includes a data sim for your tablet device as well.

We’ve negotiated some great savings for our people on a wide range of financial services and products like home loans, credit cards and tailored financial advice. It’s just our way of taking out some of the complexities of your financial life to free up time for you to focus on what matters most to you.

Here you can also take advantage of huge savings on Microsoft products, reduced theme park tickets, cheaper admission to the movies and a whole lot more. You’ll also find some enticing travel options thanks to our partnerships with Hyatt, Intrepid Travel, Voyager Leisure Deals and more. 

Salary packaging

Through salary packaging at Telstra, you can allocate some of your pre-tax earnings to access a range of employee benefits that are tailored to suit your financial and lifestyle needs. You can determine allocations at any time of the year for most things, so if your circumstances change, so can your earnings.

Whether it’s a Telstra provided car or a novated lease vehicle you can find something to help you get around and when it comes to mobile efficiency you can choose from a list of approved tablet devices including the likes of iPads, Samsung Galaxy Tabs, and Microsoft Surface Pros.

We offer salary packaging for your superannuation contributions to a complying fund of your choice and we can help make arrangements that suit you best. If you drive to work, you can even allocate a salary package toward a car park as well.

Our commitment to flexible working also extends to salary sacrificing purchasing up to four extra weeks of annual leave a year. It’s all part of creating an employee experience that’s tailored for you and your lifestyle.