Benefits and Obligations

Direct Individual Benefits of being an Honorary

An Honorary Appointment formalises your relationship with the University.

As an Honorary you will have access to many of the services and facilities the University offers to its staff.

Benefits include:

  • An honorary title
  • Be listed in the University’s “Find an Expert” database which provides a dynamic and reliable source of information about staff members’ research and scholarship
  • A University ID card
  • Access to many of the University's resources, including:
    • The electronic communication network, wireless networks across campus sites and IT systems.
    • The University's information facilities, including library resources (physical and online) and borrowing rights.
    • The University of Melbourne site licensed software and/or purchase licenses at an institutional discount (subject to the specific eligibility requirements).
    • Insurance provisions for honoraries with the same level of cover as academic staff when undertaking activities directly related to your university appointment.
    • Eligibility for benefits/discounts/memberships for various services provided by the University.

Broader Benefits of being an Honorary

Contribute to research excellence and be a part of the largest active research university in Australia and ranked among the leading research universities in the world.

Contribute to learning and teaching by fostering excellence in innovative approaches and building capacity in educators.

Honorary Obligations and Expectations

Honorary Appointees are not obliged to perform any specific work for the University, but are expected to contribute to the teaching and research or general betterment of the University through voluntary activities.

As an Honorary Appointee you are obliged to:

  • comply with certain University statutes, regulations and policies whilst undertaking any activity in your capacity as an Honorary of the University.
  • participate in relevant reporting processes (e.g. publications data collection, Excellence in Research Australia (ERA), quality of teaching reviews).
  • activate and monitor a University of Melbourne user and email account.
  • acknowledge the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Newborn Health University of Melbourne as their affiliated organisation on all their research outputs, in addition to their other professional affiliations.

How to become an Honorary with our Department

If you are interested in applying, please refer to the Application Process webpage.

Honorary Appointments Honorary Application Process