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In Every Way in Every Day Inspiring Health

MDHS is a leader in rural health care, combining outstanding service with a strong focus on education, training and personal development culture.

We are one of the largest employers in the Central Goldfields Shire, employing over 400 staff across out three campuses. 

MDHS, employs around 430 people, is the largest employer in the region and boasts many great staff benefits.


Please click to here to view current vacancies at MDHS

Please note: this link will re-direct to the external website of the Victorian Government careers page

Please direct any enquiries to:

Maryborough District Health Service
PO Box 155

Tel: (03) 5461 0369
Fax: (03) 5461 4489

MDHS is an equal opportunity employer and appointments are subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check

Midwifery Careers

“Life Begins in Maryborough”

Maryborough District Health Service’s (MDHS) offers exciting opportunities for Midwives to either begin or continue their careers in the beautiful, historical rural township of Maryborough. 

Our midwives often describe their job as a ‘privileged’. They play a key role in preparing women for the delivery of  a new life, making them a vital presence during all stages of pregnancy, labour and the early postnatal period.

Find out more about Midwifery Careers.

Find out more about our Maternity Services.

Employment benefits

Salary Packaging
Salary packaging is available to all  employees.

Salary packaging is part of a taxation law which provides generous tax concessions for employees of not-for-profit organisations, where money is deducted from your salary “pre-tax”, so tax is only paid on the remaining portion of salary. The salary packaged money is paid to employees (tax-free) with each pay. This results in a significant reduction in the amount of tax paid. This tax-free amount is in addition to the normal income tax-free threshold.

Employee Assistance Program
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all employees at MDHS in an endeavour to provide help and support to employees at times when they especially need it.

The program provides employees with confidential counselling and support for workplace or personal issues and are intended to help employees deal with any personal problems which might adversely impact health, well-being and work performance.

Organisational Learning and Innovation Centre  (OLIC)
OLIC  aims to provide work-based education and training for all staff and students to foster professional development and expertise. Education and training programs offer a variety of teaching and learning methods of delivery, including that of a multi-disciplinary simulation approach.

The focus of all programs is to foster a culture of lifelong learning and to ensure the highest standard of person-centred care for all patients, residents and clients.

Graduates & students

Student Clinical Placements

MDHS fosters collegial partnerships with many Higher Education Providers to facilitate clinical placement opportunities from work experience through to undergraduate and postgraduate placements. These are offered over a broad range of disciplines, and in a variety of settings including Nursing, Medical, Occupational Health, Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Nutrition & Dietetics, Dental, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Pharmacy, Medical Imaging, Community Services, Health Information Management, Supply, Maintenance, Kitchen and Hotel Services.

All students must direct placement enquiries to their current Course Coordinator, who then negotiates with our Staff Development Unit to arrange placements. ViCPlace is an integral part of this process.

Graduate Nurse Programs

Program Overview
Maryborough District Health Service’s (MDHS) Graduate Nurse Programs are an exciting way to begin your career. The aim of the program is to facilitate a smooth transition from student to the competent, confident professional Registered or Enrolled Nurse.

The quality of nursing care rests on the knowledge, skills and values of nurse clinicians. For the Graduate this is a crucial period of intensive, rewarding learning in a stimulating and positive environment. For the nursing staff it is an opportunity to foster the expertise of new practitioners to ensure that the future health care needs of the population are met.

The program offers graduates the opportunity to experience regional and rural nursing through a structured rotational process including paid study days and debriefing sessions that focus on clinical decision-making, person-centred care, and professional practice.

Graduates will undertake 4 month (minimum) rotations through clinical areas across 3 campuses: Maryborough, Dunolly and Avoca. A further opportunity exists for graduates to be involved in a specialty program over two years, either acute or aged care focus, and involving funded and supported completion of accredited certificate courses in the chosen area. Opportunities in speciality areas include Urgent Care Centre, Theatre, District Nursing, Dialysis, and Aged Care.

Work experience

Work experience places are available in a wide variety of departments within MDHS, and although some areas may be limited for work experience due to other commitments, we welcome all expressions of interest.

If you are interested in undertaking work experience at MDHS please submit a letter outlining preferred field or department and requested dates for placement. A fully completed and signed Department of Education Work Experience Arrangement form should also be included.

Once placements are arranged with the appropriate department a package is posted for completion to confirm placement for work experience at MDHS.

For further information please contact the Centre for Inspired Learning on telephone 5461 0368


Student accommodation is available either onsite or within a short walking distance from the main campus. Our OLIC unit can be contacted by telephone bookings on 5461 0368.