St John of God Hospital, Bendigo

Loving Central Victoria

It's the enviable lifestyle and low cost of living that sets Central Victoria apart.

Bendigo is surrounded by 31 vineyards and boutique wineries which produce some of the country's best wines, and has an emerging foodie culture thanks to genuine farmers' markets and passionate local producers.

The finer things in life matter too. Bendigo is home to one of Australia's finest and oldest regional art galleries, which boasts a stunning collection of important Australian and international work. The massively successful Golden Age of Couture exhibition put it on the map. A number of award-winning restaurants are also making a name for themselves.


Dr Richard Dickinson
My former life in Sydney was frenetic. It was predominately work and there was very little time for my wife and children; in fact, I thought my children only wore pyjamas as it was all I ever seemed to see them wearing! Moving to Bendigo has been rewarding, both personally and professionally. The CVMRT is here to ensure the transition to Central Victoria is smooth.”
Dr Richard Dickinson
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon,


Peter HyettThe Central Victorian Medical Recruitment Taskforce is committed to achieving a well-resourced and sustainable medical workforce in Central Victoria. Executive officer Peter Hyett, a former Bendigo Health board member, newsman and proud Bendigonian, can arrange tours of the region and provide further information.

P +61 00 418 356 503