If you are new to FIFO work or lots of travel

If you are new to a job that is FIFO or requires a lot of travel, this will require a greater period of adjustment for both you and the family than if you have always been in such jobs.

  • Discuss the situation with your family ahead of time, and help the children to understand where you will be and why
  • Make the extra effort to communicate often while you are away
  • Try to be there for big events, like birthdays, if you can

Tips:

Plan ahead

If you work away from home or travel a lot, here's a tip: a little planning can help make your spare time while away from your children more valuable.

Tips:

Plan your workday backwards

Block out in your diary the time you will be leaving the office and then work backwards to plan your day.