Established in 1994, VHIA (Victorian Hospitals' Industrial Association) is a nationally registered not for profit organisation representing metropolitan, regional, rural and community health services. In addition, VHIA serves public and private employers in Aged care, Disability, Women's health, GP networks, Medicare Locals and other miscellaneous health related organisations such as nursing agencies.

VHIA is structured in accordance with its Registered Rules as an employer association registered under the Fair Work Act. VHIA is directed by a 14 member Board of Management which includes public hospital and community health centre representatives.

VHIA’s purpose is to provide its members with easy and equal access to a full range of workplace relations services and proficient support from industry experts. VHIA’s members have access to the expertise of industrial relations, legal, human resources and WorkCover advisors with leading edge knowledge of the health sector.

VHIA’s members care for people. We aim to care for our members.

We strive to demonstrate that care through our service charter which is to:

  • Communicate in a way that demonstrates we listen and understand so we can provide appropriate and accurate advice and information
  • Build relationships with our members to better understand their diverse needs
  • Tailor our advice and support in a way that recognises the diverse circumstances in which our members operate
  • Strive to always provide timely, consistent and accurate information
  • Continuously improve how we support members to meet their workplace relations / workforce challenges
  • Respond to the challenging and changing workplace environment in innovative ways
  • Work with integrity and as a team to provide seamless and value adding services to members