Branch Coverage

If you work in Victoria’s Health Services, then the Health Workers Union is your Union! Please contact our call centre or click here to join.

The Health Workers Union is a strong and growing union that aims to use its combined power to improve working conditions and to maintain reasonable wages and benefits for our members. The Health Workers Union (HWU) of Victoria represents a broad spectrum of workers employed in public and private hospitals, pathology, dental, community health, aboriginal, disability and aged care services.

The following list includes most of the professions that are under Branch 1 coverage but the list is not exhaustive:

  • Aboriginal Health & Community Workers & Liaison Officers
  • Activities Assistants & Coordinators & workers
  • Administration/assistant/clerk
  • Allied Health Assistants
  • Ambulance Drivers/Assistants
  • Anaesthetic Technicians
  • Animal House Attendants
  • Attendant Care Workers
  • Bank Staff
  • Biomedical & Electronic Technicians
  • Boiler Attendants
  • Bus & Truck Drivers
  • Butchers
  • Car Park Attendants
  • Catering Services
  • Chefs
  • Cleaning & Environmental Services Workers
  • Clerical, Administrative, Reception & Accounts Workers
  • Clinical Assistants
  • Communication coordinator
  • Community Care
  • Computer clerk
  • Constant Patient Observer
  • Cooks
  • Couriers
  • CSSD Attendants & Technicians
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Nurses
  • Dental Technicians
  • Dietary Supervisors
  • Disability Support/Services/Care Workers
  • Diversional Therapists
  • Division 2 Nurses
  • Domestic Services & Support Services Assistant
  • Emergency Department Assistants and Support Workers
  • Food and Domestic Services Assistants (research technologist)
  • Food Monitors
  • Gardeners & Maintenance/Handypersons
  • General Services
  • Health, Information& Promotion Workers,
  • Home Care Workers
  • Hospital Ancillary Workers
  • Hospital Attendants & Services
  • Housekeepers
  • Incinerator Attendants
  • Information Officers
  • Instructor Trades
  • Instrument Technicians
  • Interpreters
  • Inpatients clerk
  • Kitchen Hands
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Laundry Operators & Services
  • Leisure & Lifestyle Workers
  • Liaison & Care Assistants
  • Medical records clerk
  • Nursing Attendants/Bank Staff
  • Occupational health and Safety Officer
  • Outpatient clerk
  • Orderlies
  • Orderlies/Cleaners
  • Orthotic Technicians
  • Pathology Technicians & Collectors
  • Patient Services
  • Personal Care Workers
  • Personal Service Attendants
  • Personal care assistants & attendants
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Printer Trades
  • Receptionist
  • Recording Attendant
  • Red Cross Aides
  • Renal Dialysis Technicians
  • Seams-Persons
  • Secretary/booking
  • Security Officers
  • Sorter/Packer Linens
  • Stock control clerical worker
  • Store Persons
  • Support & Development Workers
  • Theatre Attendants
  • Theatre Technicians
  • Typists including Audio, Data Entry & Analysis Workers
  • Ward & Admissions Clerks

Other health workers not listed in our coverage list may also be eligible to join our union!

If you are unsure about if the HWU covers your profession don't hesitate to give our team a ring at 03 9341 3300, contact us via our online form found here or send us and email at info@hwu.org.au