All employees can ask at any time to change:
- hours of work (over a day, a week or year)
- days of work
- place of work.
Flexible work can also be used to change:
- how work is done
- how starting and ending work are managed
- how work is managed in the workplace to help employees and businesses.
Flexible work doesn’t just mean working part-time instead or full-time or changing the shifts that you work.
Benefits, rights and responsibilities
Flexible working arrangements can benefit everyone — employers, employees, their families and communities.
How to apply
How an employee can apply for flexible working arrangements.
Approving a request
Once you’ve considered your employee’s request for flexible working arrangements, you need to let them know your decision in writing.
Tools and Resources
Flexible work toolkit - PDF 1.1MB
This toolkit is designed to help small to medium business owners understand and manage flexible work with practical tips and tools.
Flexible work toolkit - Appendix A - DOCX 26KB
Flexible work application form.
Flexible work toolkit - Appendix B - DOCX 23KB
Employer’s/manager’s response form.
Flexible work toolkit - Appendix C - DOCX 24KB
Working from home guidelines.
Flexible work toolkit - Appendix D - DOCX 24KB
Information for employees.