Visiting Hours: Maryborough Hospital 10am-6pm, 7 days / Aged Care - visitors welcome, no set hours


Changing the healthcare story with our community

Work with us

Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) is a leader in rural healthcare, 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 our three campuses.


We have a range of vacancies in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Take a look at our current vacancies.  Note you will be redirected to the external website of the Victorian Government careers page.

Apply now to be part of the GREAT team at MDHS or direct any enquiries to:

Att: Recruitment
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.

Vacancy spotlight

We are seeking midwives to join our passionate maternity services team. Hear from midwives Rhiannan, Sarah and Wendy on what it’s like to be part of the team and how we are changing the healthcare story in our community, one birth at a time. Hear from Kris, our Executive Director, People, Culture and Wellbeing, on how we are developing our services to meet community needs while providing a welcoming and supportive environment for staff.


Employment benefits

Salary Packaging

Salary packaging is available to all employees and is part of a taxation law that 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 your 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 work place or personal issues. It is intended to help employees deal with any problems which might adversely impact health, well-being and work performance.


Centre of Inspired Learning – COIL

COIL 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 ensure the highest standard of person-centred care for all patients, residents and clients.

We are privileged to partner with Bendigo Kangan Institute to develop and nurture pathway opportunities for our local community.  We currently support an onsite Endorsed Enrolled Nursing Training program, you can register your interest by contacting 5461 0368.


Graduates & students

Student Clinical Placements

MDHS fosters collegial partnerships with many Higher Education Providers to facilitate clinical placement opportunities from work experience 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 Co-ordinator, 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 program aims 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. This is a crucial period of intensive, rewarding learning in a stimulating and positive environment for the graduate. 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 four-month (minimum) rotations through clinical areas across our three campuses. 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 the preferred field or department and the 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 on-site or within a short walking distance from the main campus. Our COIL team can be contacted by calling 5461 0368 to enquire about booking accommodation.