Empowering workers for a brighter future

With 50,000+ members across NSW, ACT and QLD, you’re in good company!

Welcome to the HSU

The HSU is a specialist union that covers members working in public hospitals, ambulance, aged care, allied health, private hospitals, imaging, pathology and disability care. With 50,000 members across NSW, ACT and QLD, you’re in good company!
















HSU paramedics have secured a historic 29 per cent pay rise, standing up to the NSW government and declaring it was high time NSW paramedics stopped being the country’s lowest paid and most injured.
On 13 December, HSU paramedics overwhelmingly accepted the NSW government’s pay offer - which came about after thousands made the decision to refuse to renew their professional registration in protest.
Paramedic members are advised that with the acceptance of this pay offer, there is no longer a reason to maintain the registration boycott.
When we unite, we win.




Read HSU submission to Special Commission of Inquiry into Healthcare Funding (NSW)

Did you know that one third of the NSW state budget goes into NSW Health? That’s a whopping $33bn per year.

Thousands of HSU members have told their stories about wastage in NSW Health. The HSU has now reported this in our submission to the Special Commission of Inquiry into Healthcare Funding (NSW).

A key recommendation is this: Undertake a national review of the pay and conditions in the healthcare workforce. Because we can’t have a world class healthcare system without health workers.

Bottlenecks, over-servicing, waste – these are all concerns that need to be dealt with. The Special Commission has the authority to subpoena documents and scrutinise expenditure to root out where the issues are.

And we can share our vision of what Health should look like: a well-paid workforce where community and preventative health has a strong part to play, and universal healthcare is upheld and supported.



Why join the HSU?

Being a union member is one of the best decisions you can make in your working life.

If you work in health, aged care, or disability services, there's never been a better time to stand with 50,000 workers across NSW, ACT & QLD in the fight for better wages and conditions for all health workers! 


HSU members are what makes our union special and strong

It's the active involvement of HSU members that determines our direction and whether we succeed or fail.

Are you an existing member? Need some help or guidance, or keen to become more involved in the Union? Or are you an activist or delegate searching for more resources?

Our Latest Campaigns

  • Ambulance

    Value Our Service

    The Ambulance Division of the HSU is fighting for a pay rise for NSW Paramedics that is in line with the value of their service. As…

  • Aged Care

    Delivering Decent Residential Aged Care

    Funding the care elderly Australians deserve: A report into the challenges confronting residential aged care in Australia, including those confronting the aged care workforce, and an…

  • Public Health

    Let's Get It Fixed

    Our Public Health Awards are broken and outdated.
    We need a complete overhaul to get the system working for health workers and for the community.

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