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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.


Rachael Roessler
We are a truly connected family because we live in Bendigo. Without the dreaded commute and never-ending demands of the city practice, my husband can get to our daughter's dance recitals or son's basketball matches at the weekend. We get to spend time together as a family because we're only ever five minutes away. And that's what really matters.”
Rachael Roessler
Wife of Dr Peter Roessler,
obstetrician & gynaecologist
Mother of Reuben & Keziah


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