Employee benefits

When you join Austin Health, you'll gain access to a range of benefits designed to help you live a healthy and fulfilled life.

Many of our roles attract benefits such as:

  • five or six weeks annual leave
  • additional purchased leave
  • monthly rostered days off
  • flexibility of days and hours
  • hybrid working

Core benefits

Patients exercising in Kokoda gym

Physical wellbeing

We support our people in a variety of ways to stay healthy. This includes free flu and COVID jabs and immunisations, free health and skin checks and discounted health insurance with a number of providers.

Employees can access the low cost Kokoda Gymnasium located at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital site, available to staff outside patient hours. A corporate fitness program is also available to employees whereby over 160 fitness and aquatic centres are accessible within one affordable membership for individuals or families. And a number of local fitness centres offer discounted memberships to Austin Health staff, including yoga, Pilates, F45 and more!

Royal Talbot Garden

Mental wellbeing

Mental wellness is just as important as physical health. We offer a suite of supports to help maintain and enhance positive mental health, which includes wellness webinars and team wellbeing sessions.

We also have both indoor and outdoor rest and recovery areas at all of our sites.

Employees and their family members can receive free, confidential counselling and coaching through Austin Health’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This service is available for both professional and personal issues and includes additional coaching services such as career assist, money assist and legal assist.

Austin Hospital gift shop

Financial services and staff discounts

At Austin Health you can 'package' your salary into income and benefits. This helps you pay less income tax and receive more take home pay. For more information, please see salary packaging.

Regular onsite seminars are run by our superannuation fund partners, to support staff in creating a secure and productive future no matter what their age. We also have a Transition to Retirement program available to mature employees.

As an Austin Health employee you have access to special discounts and offers at many local, national and international businesses. This includes food and beverages, health and beauty, clothing, computers, vehicle maintenance and much more!

Clinician teaching medical students using a simulation mannequin

Learning and development

We want our people to have opportunities to continue to grow and develop their skillsets while they work at Austin Health.

Through ATLAS, our learning management system, you can enrol in e-learning courses and workshops of interest to you. We have leadership development programs for staff at varying levels, and we offer a Simulation Centre at our Austin Hospital site. All staff are regularly invited to lunchtime learning webinars.

We also offer various educational programs to clinical staff, as well as conference, exam and/or study leave.

View of the Austin Health entrance

Transport and childcare

Austin Health provides onsite car parking facilities for its employees. Fees may be deducted from your salary and can be salary packaged to reduce the cost. End of journey facilities are provided for cyclists at all sites.

Austin Health is located across three sites in Melbourne which are all accessible via public transport. Austin Hospital is located directly opposite the Heidelberg train station, and a free shuttle bus service runs every 15 minutes between Austin Hospital and Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.

We have a childcare centre located onsite at Austin Hospital, available from 6.45am to 6pm. And we also have parents’ breastfeeding rooms available for staff at all sites.