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Nurse and PSO Pay Increases!


On the first full pay period on or after April 1st 2019, all psychiatric enrolled nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and psychiatric services officers (PSOs) will receive a pay increase!

Click here to download a wage rate table to find out your specific increase. 

This is an important increase for RPNs in particular because it bring us parity with NSW nurses!

This means that increases of between 5-18% depending on your grade and year of service.

Nurses Wage table

Across the term of the EBA, from 2016-2020, we've seen some fantastic outcomes for wages across the workforce. Some examples of pay rises we won include:

$22,001 - PEN Level 2 Year 2

$34,860 - RPN Grade 2 Year 8

$33,244 - Allied Health Grade 2 Year 4

$28,449 - Clerical Worker B Year 1

$21,892 - PSO Level 2 Year 5 

HUGE wins like these only happen when we're working together as a collective union to fight for our rights!

Click here to download a poster you can post up in your office to let others know that your HACSU membership pays for itself!

Wage increase poster

This pay increase will be the last for the EBA period for Nurses and PSOs. Admin, clerical, manager and peer workers will receive your final pay rise for this EBA in October. Allied Health clinicians will receive your final pay rise for this EBA in November.

*Please note you will not receive the increased rate of pay from April 1st, but from the first full pay period following this date.

If you have any questions about the upcoming pay increase, please contact or speak to your HACSU Delegate.