Quality services depend on a quality workforce. 

For people with disabilities, skilled and well-supported workers, employed with decent working conditions and job security make all the difference.

HACSU was formed over 100 years ago as the union for workers in the historic mental asylums.

Today HACSU proudly represents the disability support workers and administrative workers who make a difference in the lives of people living with a disability every day. HACSU members work across public, private and not for profit services and come from many different occupations. If you would like to become a member, please go to our Join Online Page or if you want to see the benefits of becoming a member.

The disability services industry requires highly skilled and professional support workers to provide the best quality supports for people living with disabilities. HACSU believes that proper remuneration and conditions for workers will attract and retain these workers. 

HACSU not only fights for workers but the disability sector as a whole. HACSU has been a voice for quality service delivery since the beginning, campaigning for increased funding, resources and services for the Victorian Disability Sector. 

To read more about the benefits of joining HACSU, click here.

Get the latest news for disability members


Recent changes to the Fair Work Act mean that agreements made before 2010 (‘zombie agreements’) will automatically sunset (terminate) on 7 December 2023. Before these changes, agreements would continue to operate until they were terminated or replaced…


Being injured at work can be a stressful and expensive experience. Slater and Gordon have put together an article for HACSU outlining how workers' compensation works and exactly what you should do…


We need you to ensure your colleagues are using the NDIS tracker to report unfunded time and unfilled shifts! Download posters for your worksite.


After bargaining since September 2021, HACSU is getting close to getting a full draft agreement with Home@Scope for your next EBA.


The MEA is a multi-employer agreement between HACSU and over 20 employers across Victoria. After working on your new EBA since August 2022, HACSU has reached an in-principle agreement on your new EBA.


Last week the Fair Work Commission formally approved the Aruma Victoria Enterprise Agreement 2023 — open to learn more.


As a member, you have the right to be informed about the roster review process and your entitlements — get our factsheet.


We've put together a quick reference guide for penalty rates and other conditions for our largest agreements including Public Mental Health & the DSEAV.


HACSU members are often required to report incidents — get our factsheet on incident reporting.


Our submission sheds light on the critical steps that need to be taken to prevent harmful incidents and keep both workers and participants safe.