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The following is an overview of our competitive employee benefits.

Staff Discount Card
Eligible Woolworths employees can enjoy the benefits of a 5% discount when they spend $5 or more at Woolworths Supermarkets, BIG W, BWS, Thomas Dux, Masters and also in New Zealand Countdown stores. By linking a WOW People Discount Card to Everyday Rewards when the WOW People Discount Card is scanned Qantas Points will be earned for purchases over $30 at Woolworths Supermarkets, BIG W, BWS and Cellarmasters when you also link your card to Qantas Frequent Flyer. Qantas Points can also be redeemed for Woolworths Gift Cards or from over 3000 products in the Qantas Store. Plus with Everyday Rewards members have access to Extra Saver specials across 100s of products at Woolworths Supermarkets as well as personalised offers on your favourite products (benefit applies to Australian employees).
Employee Association

Employees are given the opportunity to become part of the largest social club in Australia. Association of Woolworths Employees (AWE) offers everyday low prices on a wide range of benefits that appeal to all ages as well as families including movie and concert tickets and tickets to major sporting events (benefit applies to Australian employees).

Share Purchase Plan

We make it easier for employees to become Woolworths Limited shareholders and to share in the performance of the company. Once a year, eligible employees can choose to acquire shares by agreeing to forego a total of either $500 or $1,000 of pre-tax income over the relevant financial year. The Share Purchase Plan allows purchase of shares from pre-tax income via salary sacrifice with Woolworths paying the associated brokerage costs (benefit applies to Australian employees).

Employee Credit Union

Woolworths Employee Credit Union is a financial institution that provides competitive products and services exclusively for the benefit of employees of the Woolworths Limited group and their immediate families. WECU's range of services include a selection of savings and investment accounts, loans for any worthwhile purpose, general and health insurance and financial planning (benefit applies to Australian employees).

Parental Leave

All permanent full-time and part-time employees who have been employed by Woolworths for a minimum of two years continuous service are eligible for eight weeks Paid Maternity Leave.

This payment is broken up into two sections, six weeks Paid Maternity Leave and a two week return to work bonus (benefit applies to Australian employees).

25 Year Club
We are proud to have a long serving workforce and have over 7,000 people who can now proudly testify to a long and dedicated career with Woolworths. 
The 25 Year Club consists of current serving and retired employees in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Members enjoy an annual function and retired members receive ongoing access to staff discount.
Everyday Money Credit Card

No annual fee for Woolworths employees for the Everyday Money Credit Card (benefit applies to Australian employees).

Fitness Centres

Woolworths encourages employees to look after themselves and work toward work-life integration. To help achieve this goal, Woolworths has struck a deal with Fitness First, the largest health club group in Australia and the world.

Woolworths' employees who join Fitness First will receive a 10% discount off the fortnightly rate. This offer is available to all employees on receipt of proof of employment, including casuals and employed contractors. The offer is also available to immediate family members (benefit applies to Australian employees).

In New Zealand, Countdown employees will receive 20% off any of their normal Full cash or Easy Payment memberships at CLM Health and Fitness Centres! You can also register online for a one week free membership to try the site of your choice before you join (benefit applies to New Zealand employees).


Private Medical Insurance

Woolworths values the health and wellbeing of our people, which is why we have teamed up with Bupa to provide employees and their immediate family access to the Woolworths Health Plan. As a member you can look forward to a great range of benefits including a healthy discount. (Benefit applies to Australian employees)

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program - EAP (known as Vitae in New Zealand) is a free confidential, independent counselling and professional support service for Woolworths employees and their immediate families. The EAP provides assistance with work-related or personal concerns which can impact an employee’s wellbeing and work effectiveness. If an employee or a family member needs help with alcohol, anger, anxiety, bereavement, conflict, depression, difficult people, domestic violence, drink driving, drugs, eating disorders, family, gambling, loss and grief, self esteem, stress, support, tobacco, trauma or work they can access confidential counselling 24 hours a day.

Australian Defence Force Reserves
Woolworths supports employees who serve in the Australian Defence Forces.  Any salaried employee wishing to join the Army Reserve may apply for and be granted leave to serve in the ADF as a Reservist. Up to six (6) weeks ADF leave may be granted per year. Additional leave may be approved, if required (benefit applies to Australian employees).
Note: EBA/Award staff should refer to the relevant State EBA/Award
Reloadable Prepaid MasterCard®
  • No purchase fee
  • No monthly service fee or load fees
  • No overseas transaction fees on overseas purchases
  • No SMS notification fees

(benefit applies to Australian employees)

Team Benefits for Countdown NZ Employees
  • Team Member Discount - The Woolworth’s team member discount card gives you a 5% on purchases at Countdown Stores (NZ) and Woolworths Stores (AU) 
  • Christmas Club - Countdown’s Christmas Club helps our team members to shop smarter by spreading the cost of Christmas throughout the year. As a Countdown Christmas Club team member, you can contribute throughout the year to receive great savings on top of your 5% team member discount 
  • Onecard Visa - Onecard Visa Offers extra special benefits, just for Countdown Team Members including 0% establishment fee, $0 annual fee, $0 additional card fee and a reduced rate of 16.99% p.a 
  • Online shopping - As a Countdown team member, get two free online grocery deliveries when you register and further delivery charges after will be ½ price for the rest of the year!
  • Fitness, health and leisure discounts with corporate membership offers at selected gyms and recreation centres. 
  • VTNZ - Exclusive savings are waiting for you as a Countdown team member at VTNZ! 
  • Banking Benefits - Discount packages with major banks such as BNZ and ANZ. 
  • Discounted Health Insurance - As a Countdown team member you will benefit from reduced premiums for you and your immediate family on selected plans from Southern Cross Healthcare