Benefits of working at Austin Health

We offer a range of benefits, including salary packaging, wellbeing programs and staff discounts.

Tax effective salary packaging

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. 

Mental wellbeing

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.

Physical wellbeing

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.

Financial wellbeing

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.

Staff discounts

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.

Convenient location and access to parking

Austin Health is located across four sites:

A shuttle bus service runs every 15 minutes between Austin Hospital and Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.

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.

Find out more about each location

We embrace and celebrate diversity and inclusion

We are committed to creating an environment where all staff can contribute their ideas and unique perspectives in a meaningful way and feel safe and accepted being their true selves. 

Our Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Plan celebrates the many differences that our people bring to the workforce and creates an environment where their individual contributions are embraced, valued and supported. 

The plan was developed through consultation with leaders and our workforce to help us understand what we do well at Austin and what we need to change.

Find out more about our diversity and inclusion plan