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The Austin Advantage Employee Benefits Program is available to all paid employees of Austin Health, whether full-time, part-time or casual.
The program enables you to maximise your disposable income by reducing the amount of income tax you are legally obliged to pay.
We offer a range of options including the full FBT capped benefit of up to $9095 per year, FBT exempt benefits including the meal, entertainment and venue hire programs and concessionally - taxed benefits including salary sacrifice to superannuation.
Employees and their direct family members can receive free professional, confidential counselling through the Austin Health Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Mindfulness meditation classes are available for employees at all three main hospital sites.
A convenient low cost fitness facility at the onsite Kokoda Gymnasium is available for staff programs (after patient hours). Group Fitness classes include Yoga and Ti Chi and Transition to Fitness for those staff requiring additional professional support.
A range of discounted Corporate memberships are available at local gym franchises, personal training centres and group exercise classes.
Weight Watchers at work meetings are available for those wishing to manage their weight. Additionally healthy food options are monitored and labelled for easy identification in staff canteens.
Regular onsite seminars are run through Superannuation funds, to support staff in creating a secure and productive future no matter what their age.
Convenient banking services exist at the Austin Hospital where ME Bank and Pulse Credit Union representatives are available onsite. ATM services are available at each of the Austin Health sites.
Austin Health has negotiated a wide range of discounts for staff including private health insurance, local fitness centres, travel and many local business goods and services.
Austin Health is located across 3 sites; Austin Hospital, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre. A shuttle bus service runs every 15 minutes between Austin Hospital and Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. A shuttle service to Royal Talbot runs 3 times a day.
Austin hospital is conveniently located a short walk from the Burgundy Street shopping strip. Here you will find cafes, banks, a supermarket and much more.
Austin Health provides excellent car parking facilities for its employees. Fees may be deducted from salary and can be salary packaged so as to reduce the real cost of parking. Austin Health is accessible by public transport across all 3 hospital sites. Please see Transport and Parking for more information.