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Final Reminder for VDPs


This is a final reminder to DHHS DAS members to submit your Expression of Interest for a Voluntary Departure Package. 

The Expression of Interest (EOI) period will close on Monday 14 October at 5pm.

It is recommended that if you plan on submitting an EOI that you do so as soon as possible.

By now, you should have received a toolkit in the post from The Department, outlining how to submit your EOI.

If you have not yet received your toolkit, or you need further information, please contact The Department on:

(03) 9096 0806
or email

Your EBA, which members fought hard to win, contains a commitment from the Department that VDPs will be offered to a limited number, 15% of employees who are being transferred from Government services to one of the five providers and who are eligible to receive a VDP.  This commitment is outlined in clause 11 of your EBA. This amounts to approximately 570 staff and if necessary, will be prioritised based on length of service. No other conditions will be applied in determining the offers.

This was a fantastic win by HACSU members and ensured that transferring employees of the Department were given the opportunity to depart, if they wished to, on their terms.

If you are still needing further information after contacting DHHS, you can call your Transfer Organiser

  • Catherine Kanizay (South/West): 0499 590 519
  • Deb Gunn (East/North): 0499 591 060
  • Gerrard Byron-Loader (East/North/West): 0499 590 518
  • Lisa Chilvers (East/South): 0499 590 071

Or contact HACSU Assist on 1300 651 931.