Please view FACE network reports:

The 2015 Parliamentary Inquiry into into mental illness and suicide in fly-in, fly-out workers.
FIFO Australian Community of Excellence (FACE) submission to the Legislative Assembly Health and Education Standing Committee, Western Australia. FIFO Australian Community of Excellence (FACE) WA Submission

The 2015 Parliamentary Inquiry into fly-in, fly-out and other long distance commuting practices in Queensland.
FIFO Australian Community of Excellence (FACE) submission to the Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee, Queensland. FIFO Australian Community of Excellence (FACE) QLD Submission

A list of helpful FIFO references:

Blackman, A., et al. (2014). Workers’ perceptions of FIFO work in North Queensland, Australia. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 40(2), 180.

Bradbury, G.S. (2011). Children and the fly-in/fly-out lifestyle: Employment-related paternal absence and the implications for children (PhD). Perth, Australia: Curtin University.

Clifford, S. (2009). The Effects of Fly-in/Fly-out Commute Arrangements and Extended Working Hours on the Stress, Lifestyle, Relationship and Health Characteristics of Western Australian Mining Employees and Their Partners: Preliminary Report of Research Findings. Perth, Australia: University of Western Australia.

Cooke, D., et al. (2015). Fly-in-fly-out families’ experience of mental health and relationship problems during pregnancy, in ICCFR 62th Annual International Conference: Changing Times: Impact of Time on Family Life. Berlin, Germany: Publisher.

Gallegos, D. (2006). Aeroplanes always come back: Fly-in fly-out employment: Managing the parenting transitions. Murdoch, Western Australia: Murdoch University, Centre for Social and Community Research.

Gent, V. M. (2004). The impact of Fly-In/Fly-Out work on well-being and work-life satisfaction (Doctoral dissertation, Murdoch University).

Harvey, B. (2013). Exploring the impacts of Fly-In, Fly-out practices on employees’ mental health and wellbeing (Unpublished Master’s dissertation). Perth, Australia: Murdoch University.

Joyce, S.J., et al. (2013). Health behaviours and outcomes associated with fly-in fly-out and shift workers in Western Australia. Internal Medicine Journal, 43(4), 440-444.

Kaczmarek, E. A., & Sibbel, A. M.  (2008). The psychosocial well-being of children from Australian military and fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) mining families. Community, Work  & Family, 11(3), 297-312. Available at:

KPMG. (2013). Analysis of the long distance commuter workforce across Australia. Melbourne, Australia: KPMG.

Lee, S. (2014). The Change in Routines: Is Dividion of Labour a Relationship Issue for Fly-In/Fly-Out Couples? (Masters in Applied Psychology (Organisational)). Perth, Australia: Murdoch University.

McPhedran, S., & De Leo, D. (2014). Relationship Quality, Work-Family Stress, and Mental Health Among Australian Male Mining Industry Employees. Journal of Relationships Research, 5, null-null. doi: doi:10.1017/jrr.2014.3

Meredith, V., P. Rush, & E. Robinson. (2014). Fly-in fly-out workforce practices in Australia: The effects on children and family relationships. Australian Institute of Family Studies. Paper no. 19.

Oosthuizen, J. (2015). Health surveillance and chemical risks to families of FIFO workers. 1st inaugural FIFO Australian Community of Excellence (FACE) Forum, 19th March, Perth, Australia.

Parkes, K., Carnell, S. C., & Farmer, E. L. (2005). Living two lives: Perceptions, attitudes and experiences of spouses of UK offshore workers. Community, Work and  Family, 8(4), 413-437.

Petsonk, E., et al. (1995). Airway responsiveness and job selection: a study in coal miners and non-mining controls. Occupational and environmental medicine, 52(11), 745-749.

Pini, B., & Mayes, R. (2012). Gender, emotions and Fly-in Fly-out work. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 47, 71-86.

Pirotta, J. (2009). An exploration of the experiences of women who FIFO. The Australian Community Psychologist, 21(2), 37-51.

Sibbel, A.M. (2010). Living FIFO: The experiences and psychosocial wellbeing of Western Australian fly-in/fly-out employees and partners (Unpublished PhD thesis). Perth, Australia: Edith Cowan University.

Taylor, J., & Simmonds, J. (2009). Family stress and coping in the fly-in fly-out workforce. The Australian Community Psychologist, 21(2), 23-36.

Torkington, A.M., S. Larkins, & T.S. Gupta, The psychosocial impacts of fly‐in fly‐out and drive‐in drive‐out mining on mining employees: A qualitative study. Australian journal of rural health, 2011. 19(3): p. 135-141.

Vojnovic, P. (December 2014), ‘Managing Work-Related Suicide of Fly-In/Fly-out  Employees’ in the Australian Mining Industry’, 28th Annual Conference of the  Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), 3-5th  December, Sydney, Australia.

Voysey, W. (2012). Satisfaction with a fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) lifestyle: Is it related to rosters, children and support resources utilised by Australian employees and partners and does it impact on relationship quality and stress? (BA(Hons)), Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA.



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