Victorian doctors-in-training to launch legal claim for lost wages


Doctors-in-training across Victoria have come together to file class actions against the state’s health services for systemic and widespread underpayment of wages.

The first claim, against Peninsula Health, has been filed in the Federal Court of Australia. Further actions against the state’s more than 30 health services are expected to be lodged over the coming months unless a resolution with the State Government and the health services can be achieved.

The class actions are being led by a group of doctors-in-training, together with the Victorian Branch of the Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation (ASMOF).

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) Victoria is also supporting the action.

The claimants and ASMOF Victoria are represented by law firms, Gordon Legal and Hayden Stephens and Associates.

Doctors and ASMOF Victoria are looking to recover un-rostered and unpaid overtime payments for all impacted doctors-in-training. Doctors-in-training who would like more information should contact the ASMOF Victoria, AMA Victoria or Gordon Legal at

All information received will be kept confidential.

The doctors-in-training, ASMOF Victoria and AMA Victoria are represented by lawyers Hayden Stephens and Associates and Gordon Legal on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis.

If you are, or have been, a doctor-in-training in Victoria at any time since January 2015, you can register your interest to be a part of this group action by clicking here.

By registering, you will stay informed. The information you provide will be kept strictly confidential and anonymous.

Contact at ASMOF Victoria on (03) 9280 8722 or email if you have questions or concerns.

Please, join with us in this push for reform.