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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  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

2024-05-16

On May 2, HACSU members in disability came together to talk about the major changes taking place in our sector and the future of Victoria’s disability workforce.

2024-01-16

HACSU is taking a bold stand against gendered violence in healthcare. Our "Breaking the Silence" project is a transformative initiative addressing the root causes, to create specialised workplace policy, procedures, training and resources for our industries.

2023-12-19

A message from Paul Healey, HACSU State Secretary, as we wrap up 2023 — a year packed with bargaining, reforms, and activism.

2023-12-15

The NDIS Review’s final report makes 26 recommendations to be implemented in a five-year transition. Many HACSU members’ longstanding concerns, from registration to pricing…

2023-12-08

To help answer members' questions—or go get answers where we don't already have them—we're holding a Town Hall to discuss the NDIS Review next week.

2023-12-08

The HACSU office will be closed from December 22, reopening January 2nd 2024. An on-call service will be available for emergencies, with a staff member triaging messages…

2023-11-14

Our members spend their working lives looking after others, so we're looking after our members. All HACSU members and their families can now access free counselling and mental…

2023-10-12

Meet Tanae, a registered disability worker making a difference. As a registered worker, she's contributing to the professionalisation of disability work, ensuring quality care for Victorians.

2023-09-04

VMCH has said they want to bargain a new agreement. That means it's time for workers to decide what we want a new agreement to look like.

2023-08-29

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…