Working in Central Victoria

Enjoy state-of-the-art healthcare facilities in Victoria's largest growth centre.

Home to Bendigo Health, which has received $528m to build a new hospital, a campus of St John of God private, a new state-of-the-art day surgery, a plethora of allied health services and stand-alone hospitals and surgeries in nearby towns, Central Victoria offers a dynamic and diverse challenge for medical practitioners.

In addition to emergency, maternity, medical imaging, pathology, rehabilitation, residential aged care, psychiatric care, dental, hospice, palliative care, cardiology, cancer services and renal dialysis, many specialities normally considered metropolitan pursuits are also offered across the region. These include bariatric surgery, ear, nose and throat surgery, neurology, oral and maxillo-facial surgery and paediatrics. The region's large catchment area means new practices instantly enjoy economies of scale and an increased diversity of difficulty in case work.


Dr Diana Badcock
I would say to any doctor who is considering life in the country, that it is an amazing opportunity to create a good life for yourself. You have the ability to create an environment around the sort of work you want, in the way you want it. Come and make it yours.”
Dr Diana Badcock
Deputy Director of Emergency Medicine,
Bendigo Health


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