Paddlesteamer, Echuca

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 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