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 percent 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 staff.

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.

Refer to RemServ or SmartSalary for the benefits you can salary sacrifice and examples of how it works.

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.

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 should 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 benefits tax (FBT) exemption cap, you may be able to 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 or employer-provided fringe benefit is provided by the department or a Hospital and Health 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.

Changes in your personal or work circumstances affect the FBT exemption cap and your access to salary packaging. We recommended you seek independent financial advice if any of your circumstances change.

Leave

We have several types of leave for our staff including:

Flexible Work Arrangements

We recognise that our people have responsibilities outside of work, whether it’s caring for loved ones, pursuing education, or managing personal commitments.  Darling Downs Health supports flexible work arrangements that benefit our people and the organisation.  Flexible work arrangements can cover where, when, and how people work. Everyone has their own definition of a great job. We negotiate flexible work arrangements with each person to balance their needs and the needs of their role.

Living in the Darling Downs Health region

Crisp winter air, knee-deep autumn leaves, clear summer days and a riot of colour in spring. Nowhere else in Queensland will you experience all four seasons as distinctively as right here.

You can appreciate the spectacular natural wonders and the stories behind historic sandstone buildings.

Brisbane and the Gold Coast are easily accessible for day trip or a weekend away with friends or family.

To the west, you’ll find rolling plains which are home to little rural townships, and warm bed and breakfasts.

Cruise north to Crows Nest through hamlets along the eastern escarpment and check out nurseries, cafés, museums and galleries.

Go south into the country that was the setting for Steele Rudd’s stories, and enjoy the atmosphere in rustic historic pubs.

In the northwest, the Bunya Mountains rise dramatically against the sky and offer spectacular mountain scenery, walking trails and abundant wildlife.

Read more about our region and find things to do on the Southern Queensland Country Website.

Last updated: June 2024