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The 2022-2026 Medical Specialist Enterprise Agreements is now available. 

The Specialists' enterprise agreement came into effect on Thursday 3 November 2022.

AMA Victoria will be working on implementation guidance and sending out information about how to enforce some of the more significant changes.

We expect health services will be working with their payroll departments to process back payments as soon as practicable.

Read the agreements and a summary of the key changes below.


1. Increase of 4 weeks to 14 weeks paid parental leave for primary carer and an additional week for non‐primary carer. Employee couples can combine leave and take 16 weeks between them.
2. Climate and Sustainability clause.
3. Ministerial Review to take place within first six months of approval of agreement to look at out of hours work and remuneration.
4. Salary increases (including allowances) for both agreements of:

  • 2.75% from the First Full Pay Period on Approval (FFPPOA) 1 March 2022
  • 2.5% FFPPOA 1 September 2023
  • 2.5% FFPPOA 1 March 2025

5. Change to CME Allowance to allow up to $5000 per year to be spent on IT.
6. Rural Designated Location Attraction and Retention Allowance payable to doctors employed by designated rural health services.
7. From 1 March 2023, an additional 25% loading for work between 6pm and midnight Friday.
8. Access to long service leave after 7 years to align with the Act while maintaining current entitlements.




We need your help

Enterprise Agreements for specialists and doctors in training are generally updated every four years. The more member power we have behind us, the more effective we can be in advocating for your rights.

Only members are consulted on how AMA / ASMOF Victoria conduct negotiations.

Members can help with the task of improving working conditions in public hospitals by talking to your non-member colleagues about joining AMA Victoria

If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected] .