Human Resources

Distinction Allowances for academic staff

Further information

  • Allowances/loadings
  • Academic allowances

A Distinction Allowance is a fixed-sum payment recognising exceptional performance.

It is paid to members of the:


A Distinction Allowance shall be paid as a single annual payment or as a non-superannuated fixed dollar sum. The recipient may choose to have the payment made to a school research account.

When approved, details of the distinction allowance should be submitted to Human Resources for processing and payment if the payment is being made to the person concerned or to Financial Services if the payment is being made to a research account.

Deans shall report the number of distinction allowances and their aggregate amount annually to the Vice-Chancellor.