University travel is an approved journey involving a flight on a commercial or charter aircraft, accommodation or car hire, as part of University business activities.

Domestic travel approval

From 5 December 2016 a UniFi Travel Request is no longer required for domestic travel. You are only required to obtain simple written approval from your supervisor (email is sufficient), prior to booking travel. The request to your supervisor for domestic travel approval should include:

  • Travel location;
  • Reason for travel;
  • Travel dates;
  • Estimated cost of trip and source of funds (estimate only, a Campus Travel quote is not required);
  • Details of any private days (including an attached Dual Purpose Travel Calculator - Domestic [XLS] if the trip includes private days); and
  • Details of any intended leave to be taken.

You must ensure there are funds available to cover the estimated travel expenses before seeking supervisor approval.

Evidence of domestic travel approval must be retained by both the UQ traveller and Supervisor for audit and record management purposes.

International travel approval

Prior to booking international travel you must:

If you are travelling to a High Risk Destination, you must submit the International Travel Request form in UniFi at least 10 business days before departure, ensuring appropriate risk assessment documentation is provided.

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct documentation to enter into other countries and perform the required business activities, prior to the trip departure. 

UQ's travel agent, Campus Travel, can assist with obtaining the correct documentation, including passports and visas, required for your trip.

Cancelling an international trip

There may be instances where trips are cancelled after the International Travel Request form in UniFi has been fully approved. For more information please refer to the Trip Cancelled/Did Not Travel topic within the Travel Finalisation module of the UQ Travel training.

UniFi Training material is available online via the eLearning Blackboard website which can be accessed from my.UQ > eLearning or https://learn.uq.edu.au.

It is important to cancel approved Travel Requests in UniFi where the travel was not undertaken so that the University doesn't incorrectly report international travel as part of the Annual Report.