Employee Benefits

Salary Packaging

Star Health employees are eligible for salary packaging. Salary packaging is an Australian Taxation Office approved means of restructuring your salary to reduce your taxation. This is provided through our partnership with VHA+ and SalaryPackagingPLUS. Star Health employees do not pay salary packaging administration fees which provide further savings. Salary packaging enables you to pay for certain items out of your pre-tax salary, including:

  • everyday living expenses including mortgage, rent or credit card payments
  • meal entertainment expenses
  • holiday accommodation and venue hire
  • the finance and running costs of your car through Novated Leasing with LeasePLUS
  • and other work related expenses.

Employee Support

We are committed to ensuring all employees have access to services and programs that provide support and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • This program provides care and support to any employee who requires assistance as a result of stress such that their work performance and / or wellness are being affected.

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

  • This program provides care and support to any employee who requires assistance as a result of direct or indirect involvement in operational activities and community disasters.

It is a free service for employees offering appointment based counselling sessions, with follow up and referral for ongoing counselling where appropriate.

Health Insurance

We partner with HCF Corporate Health Insurance to offer discounted private health insurance for our employees, including access to the HCF Dental Centre in Melbourne city.

Travel Benefits

We partner with Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia to offer heavily discounted Qantas Club and Virgin Australia Lounge membership to all our employees.

Journey to Work Insurance 

Journey insurance provides cover for Star Health employees involved in accidents when travelling between their home and work. If employees are injured while commuting, this cover provides income support or compensation, which workers’ compensation does not cover.

Reward and Recognition

Everyone appreciates being recognised for stellar performance. The Reward  and Recognition programme allows you to nominate colleagues for their outstanding work. Your nomination makes them eligible for annual awards as well as letting them know their work has been recognised. When you join Star Health, you will be part of a health service that values and recognises your contribution.

Health and Wellbeing

Our programs are designed to promote a healthier environment and lifestyle:

Health services

Whilst these service do not replace your own GP and Dentist, the services are available to our employees to visit for limited and urgent advice.

Smoke Free Workplace

  • Smoking is prohibited in all Star Health facilities including buildings, vehicles and outdoor areas used by employees, clients and the general public.

Site Locations

Our multiple locations across inner South-Eastern Melbourne enable our employees to work close to home and realise reduced commuting time. Our main locations have excellent access to public transport minimising the need to drive and pay expensive car parking fees.

Equal Opportunity Employer and Rainbow Tick Accredited Organisation

Star Health is an equal opportunity employer who encourages and supports individuals of diverse backgrounds including those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTI+ community to work within the organisation. Star Health is Rainbow Tick accredited as being committed to safe and inclusive service delivery for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people in our community.

Conditions of Employment

Flexible Working

Our flexible working conditions help you balance your work and home life. Many of our positions are full time, part time, or casual and there is the ability for flexible rostering in many areas.

Leave Provisions

  • Our generous leave provisions help provide work-life balance for you:
    • Accrued Days Off (ADO) – Most full time employees can accrue a monthly day off.
    • Annual Leave – A comprehensive break is available to you each year. Some positions attract a 5 week annual leave entitlement.
    • Purchased Leave (48/52) – Available for certain positions, employees can choose to reduce their pay and receive up to 4 weeks of additional annual leave, which assists with family caring arrangements.
  • Professional Development leave
    • Eligible employees can apply for leave to attend conferences, seminars and workshops; undertake research or higher education

Conditions of Employment

Star Health offers generous employment conditions through our multiple Enterprise Agreements. Our people have “better off overall” conditions when compared against competitor organisations that only offer Modern Award employment conditions. Our Enterprise Agreements include –