Salaried Medical Officers Enterprise Bargaining

The current Salaried Medical Officers Enterprise Agreement 2013 nominally expired on 31 March 2016.

A Notice of Intention to negotiate a new enterprise agreement was distributed on Monday, 5 December 2016 formally advising Salaried Medical Officers of the commencement of the enterprise agreement negotiation process, which took place on Tuesday, 20 December 2016.

Information on the current Agreement and the associated South Australian Medical Officers Award is available in the Related Resources section of this page.

Proposed SMOEA 2017

SA Health/Office for Public Sector and SASMOA have reached agreement in principle for a proposed new Salaried Medical Officers Enterprise Agreement. 

In line with the Fair Work Act 1994, a ballot of all medical officer employees covered by the new Enterprise Agreement will be conducted to determine whether employees accept the proposed new Enterprise Agreement.

SASMOA will conduct a ballot of its members while SA Health is offering those employees who are not SASMOA members the opportunity to vote through a supplementary ballot. 

Key dates

The ballot opens Friday 1 December 2017 and closes at 5pm Friday 8 December 2017.

Ballots will be counted at close of business on Thursday 14 December 2017.

It is anticipated that a preliminary ballot result will be available on Friday 15 December 2017.

SASMOA members

If you are a SASMOA member, you will receive a ballot directly from SASMOA. You are not eligible to cast another vote via the SA Health supplementary ballot.

Non-SASMOA members

If you wish to cast a vote in relation to the proposed Agreement, you can collect a ballot paper with a reply paid envelope from any of the following areas:

  • CALHN: Medical Administration, Level 3, Royal Adelaide Hospital; Medical Administration, TQEH or contact Manager IR and Policy on 0423 781 560
  • CHSALHN: Refer to your Regional Human Resource Office
  • SALHN: Human Resource Office, Flinders Medical Centre
  • NALHN: Human Resources Office at Modbury Hospital or Lyell McEwin Hospital
  • SAAS: SAAS Headquarters; MedSTAR Reception, 16 James Schofield Drive, Adelaide Airport
  • WCHN: Human Resource Office, Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Statewide Clinical Support Services: At LHN worksites as outlined above.

To be valid, your vote must be made on the original ballot slip provided from the areas above. Photocopied ballot slips will not be counted. 

You may only vote once in either the SASMOA members’ ballot or the SA Health supplementary ballot.

Before you cast your vote, I encourage you to read the Agreement Explained and proposed new Enterprise Agreement, linked below.

Be sure to vote in the ballot by 5pm Friday 8 December 2017 to have your say on the proposed Agreement. 


If you have questions or feedback regarding the negotiations please send them to Health.SMOEAQ& and a member of the team will respond within 5 working days.


If you would like to receive updates during the negotiation process you can now send your contact details to to register your interest.