Join today to builda better future
By applying to join HSU, you are making the best decision to protect your livelihood, your career and your industry. We are committed to advancing and protecting the wages, conditions, rights and entitlements of our members. We have HSU branches in every State and Territory of Australia, to find yours look at the map below.
How to join
- When you are ready to apply, select your State or Territory on the map.
- You will be taken to a form to fill out and submit.
- We will assess your submitted form to determine if you are able to be covered by the HSU.
- Lastly, a HSU official will be in contact with you about your application (usually this takes about 1 business day).
Have questions? We are here for you.
Whether you need representation, legal advice, insurance or guidance, HSU members enjoy an extensive range of benefits plus discounts on goods and services.
HSU officials visit workplaces regularly to provide support and assistance to members. You can also call or email us for advice, whether it’s about your pay and conditions, workplace change, health and safety, disciplinary matters or anything else concerning you at work. We make sure you don’t get left out on your own.
Get representation and support from those who know your workplace rights.
Being called into a meeting with the boss can feel daunting, especially if you feel underprepared.
What are they going to say?
Will you be put on the spot?
What if they ask you to sign something you’re not sure about?
In important disciplinary meetings and processes, the HSU will provide members with ongoing support and representation. We work tirelessly to see that members know their rights and any outcomes are fair.
Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) is a form of liability insurance that protects you at work. It is essential for anyone working in the health, aged care and community sectors – especially those who work with vulnerable people. PII provides you with the legal protection and support that you will need if there is an issue with your professional practice at work.
Some issues that require protection can include:
- Medication errors
- Client deaths
- Misconduct allegations
- If you are sued by a client
There are many more issues you could be exposed to, which is why you need PII.
Professional Indemnity Insurance policies vary between branches. However, members are typically insured for a minimum of $10 million in individual indemnity.
Each HSU branch provides designated lawyers who will give you a free initial consultation on any matter or full legal representation on industrial matters.
HSU members can enjoy huge discounts on a range of goods and services such as movies tickets, vouchers from major retailers (Coles, JB-HiFi, Bunnings, etc.), wine, car rentals, insurance and more. Benefit programs vary by branch.