Employees in Melbourne commute less frequently to city for work

Most employees still work two days a week or more from home, the Melbourne CBD Return to Office Survey for December found.
By: | December 19, 2022

Only 19% of CBD-based employees in Melbourne are commuting to the city five days a week, with the majority of workers still working from home two days a week or more, revealed survey findings by the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

However, the survey still showed a clear increase in office attendance, remarked Paul Guerra, CEO of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

He said, “As well as the lifting of restrictions, employees are saying they are returning to the office because of the opportunity to reconnect with people, including collaborating with colleagues, networking, events and dining.”

“Being in the office means they can work face-to-face with their teams, share ideas, attend work events and enjoy everything else the CBD has to offer.”

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Some 34% of CBD-based employees work three days a week in the office, while 40% of employees spend two days a week or less at the workplace. Only 7% of workers do not come into the office at all.

Over half of businesses have introduced a minimum number of days to work from the office, and 70% of companies do not expect employees to return to work full-time, showed the survey.