Samples of resignation letters in Australia(5 samples)

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Samples of resignation letters in Australia(5 samples)

This blog post will show you samples of “Australia resignation letters.”

Writing an “Australia resignation letter.”

According to the Australian Government, “If an employee wishes to quit his / her job, the employee should refer to the notice of termination clause written in the contract of service that has been signed with the employer. If there is no service contract, the employee may refer to the Employment Act 1955 or seek advice at the nearest branch of the Department of Labour.”

When writing a resignation letter in Australia, these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • If you are employed for one year or less, you must give a one-month notice period. If you are employed for more than one year, you must give two months’ notice.
  • If you give the required notice period, you are not obligated to give any reasons for quitting;  however, it would be best to tell your employer why you are leaving your job.
  • The first step is to tell your employer about leaving the job and the final work date. Keep it short, as the essential part of the letter is the last date of your work.
  • Thank your employer for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
  • Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it to your employer. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1: “Australia resignation letters”

“YOUR NAME

YOUR ADDRESS

YOUR CITY, ZIP CODE

YOUR PHONE NUMBER

YOUR EMAIL

DATE

THEIR NAME

THEIR TITLE

THEIR COMPANY NAME

THEIR ADDRESS

THEIR CITY, ZIP CODE

Dear [surname],

I am writing today to inform you of my formal resignation as [role] at [company]

My final date of employment will be two weeks from today, [date].

Although I regret to leave [company], I’m excited about a new opportunity to further my career.

I wish the best for the company’s success upon my leave and will make myself available to train colleagues in preparation for the change.

I’m sincerely grateful for the opportunity I’ve had here at [company], the skills I have acquired, and the people I have had the chance to work with.

I’m happy to discuss any additional questions or concerns you may have regarding my resignation.

I will also wait for your decision on when to announce my departure with the rest of the team.

Sincerely,

[Name]”

Sample 2: “Australia resignation letters”

“[Current date]

Manager’s name

Company name

Address

Dear [manager’s name],

Please accept this letter as formal notification of my resignation from the role of [job title] at [company name]. My last day with the company will be [date].

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to work at [company] for [years of service]. During this time, I have thoroughly enjoyed ‘X’, ‘Y’ and ‘Z’.

In the coming weeks before [end date], I am happy to help in any way with the transition process. Please feel free to contact me if you need further information after I leave about the ‘X’, ‘Y’ or ‘Z’ projects.

Kind regards,

[Your signature]

[Your printed name]”

Sample 3: “Australia resignation letters”

“[Current date]

Manager’s name

Company name

Address

Dear [manager’s name],

I am writing to formally notify you of my resignation from the position of [job title] at [company name]. My last day with the company will be [date].

I was recently offered another role that will allow me to cut my commute time in half and spend more time with my family outside of work hours.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at [company] for [years of service] and would like to thank you for all the opportunities I have been afforded here.

In the coming weeks before [end date], I am fully committed to assisting in ensuring a smooth transition.

Kind regards,

[Your signature]

[Your printed name]”

Sample 4: “Australia resignation letters”

“[Current date]

Manager’s name

Company name

Address

Dear [manager’s name],

I am writing to inform you of my decision to resign from [company], effective [date]. I understand that transitioning a new person to the role of [position] will take some time and would like to provide as much notice as possible.

During my time at [company], I have learned a lot and grown professionally. Thank you for all your guidance and support over the years.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the projects I have been working on. I am happy to help in any way I can with the transition process.

I wish you all the best for your continued success.

Kind regards,

[Your signature]

[Your printed name]”

Sample 5: “Australia resignation letters”

“[Current date]

Manager’s name

Company name

Address

Dear [manager’s name],

I am writing to formally notify you of my resignation from the position of [job title] at [company name]. My last day with the company will be [date].

During my time at [company name], I have come to realise that the scope of the role is unfortunately not what I had anticipated, and as such, would like to explore other opportunities.

Thank you for your understanding. I truly appreciate all the support and guidance you have provided in our time working together.

Please let me know how I can help support a smooth transition so as not to inconvenience you or the company. I wish you all the best for the future.

Kind regards,

[Your signature]

[Your printed name]”

Frequently Asked Questions: Writing an “Australia resignation letter.”

Is it better to resign or be fired in Australia?

Resigning shows the decision was yours and not your company’s. However, if you leave voluntarily, you may not be entitled to the type of unemployment compensation you might be able to receive if you are fired.

What happens if I don’t give a two weeks notice in Australia?

If you fail to submit your resignation letter in Australia, your employer may be able to withhold the equivalent amount from the final pay.

We hope the above blog post was helpful. Please leave your comments and questions below.

Citations

https://au.hudson.com/insights/career-advice/career-progression/how-to-resign-from-a-job/

https://www.pagepersonnel.com.au/advice/job-search/finding-job/how-write-resignation-letter-template

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