Workplace benefits

We offer attractive pay and conditions, supportive and inclusive workplaces and exciting opportunities to develop your skills and career.

Remuneration

We offer attractive remuneration packages, allowances and incentives.

Read more about  salary information relating to your specific employment stream on the Queensland Health website.

Superannuation

We contribute up to 12.75 per cent of your salary into superannuation.

The superannuation fund used by Queensland Government departments is QSuper but you can choose a different one.

If you don’t choose another fund, your superannuation contributions will be made to QSuper as the Queensland Government’s default fund for our employees.

QSuper is an open fund which means that anyone can become a member.

Read more about superannuation on the QSuper website.

Salary packaging

Salary packaging is when you and your employer ‘package’ your salary into income and benefits. It’s also known as salary sacrifice.

How it works

Salary packaging is when you arrange to receive less income after tax, in return for your employer paying for benefits out of your pre-tax salary. The benefits could be things like a car or a phone.

For example, you might package a salary of $100,000 so that you receive:

  • $85,000 as income
  • $15,000 car as a benefit.

This reduces your taxable income to $85,000 and you may pay less income tax.

You may be able to sacrifice:

  • mortgage repayments
  • rent
  • additional superannuation contributions
  • utilities such as electricity, gas etc) costs
  • insurance
  • novated car leases
  • private school fees.

You can salary sacrifice if you’re:

  • permanent - either full-time or part-time
  • temporary – either full-time or part-time
  • long-term casual - employed on a regular basis for 12 months or more.

Visiting Medical Officers (VMOs) may salary sacrifice under a separate arrangement ([PDF 193.94 kB])

Setting it up

You need to arrange your salary package before you get paid. You can't package your salary after you've earned it.

Salary packaging is usually more effective for people on middle to high incomes. You may want to get professional tax advice to see if salary packaging is right for you.

Queensland Health uses RemServ and SmartSalary to manage employees' salary packaging arrangements.

To find out more about your salary packaging options contact either RemServ on 1300 304 010 or SmartSalary on 1300 218 598

Fringe benefits

A fringe benefit is something extra you get from your employer, as well as your wage or salary.  It's a 'payment' but in a different form to salary or wages. It may also be in return for some of your salary under a salary sacrifice arrangement.

If you’re eligible for the fringe benefit tax (FBT) exemption cap, you can salary package a variety of benefits. This is a way for health professionals to be rewarded for the important services they provide.

A non-salary sacrifice fringe benefit is provided by the department or a hospital and healthcare service (HHS). For example, the private use of a work vehicle, accommodation assistance or a living away from home allowance. The FBT exemption cap will be applied to a non-salary sacrifice fringe benefit first.

The FBT exemption cap is not an employee entitlement. It’s a tax concession for some categories of employers under the FBT legislation.

Study benefits and career development

You may be eligible for paid study leave and financial assistance for courses and research relevant to your work.

We also offer training and professional development opportunities including:

Flexible work arrangements

We support a healthy work life balance and offer flexible work arrangements where we can including:

  • job share
  • part time employment
  • variable working hours
  • working from home
  • purchased leave
  • parental leave and other options.

Employee assistance program

We have an employee assistance program if you need support or counselling. You can call Benestar 24 hours, 7 days per week on 1300 360 364.

Last updated: November 2022