I work as part of a 24-hour shift team. Does this make me a nightworker?

If your shift involves working 'as a normal course' at least three hours between 11pm and 6am, then you are a nightworker and the restriction on working hours applies.

An individual works hours 'as a normal course' if he or she works those hours on a majority of days. A person doing nightwork as part of a rotating shift pattern will also be covered if more than one third of their working time is spent working at night.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

What is WorkSmart?

A career coach that works for everyone.


Enjoy bite-sized activities delivered to you every week.

Lightbulb brain

Equip yourself with essential skills to be the best you yet.


Get the guidance you need to stay focused and reach your goals.

Worksmart circle