39 Hospital Street Heathcote VIC 3523
03 5431 0900

July 2016

The Heathcote Health Graduate Nurse program is an exciting regional program, which offers graduates the opportunity to experience regional and rural nursing in a friendly, supportive environment. Successful applicants will undertake rotations in our Acute, Urgent Care and Aged Care wards as well as District Nursing within the Community. Applications close 5pm on Friday 22nd July 2016. For further information, read our information brochure below, or contact our Acute & Community Services Manager, Mr Damian Holden on 5431 0936.

2016 Graduate Nurse Program Brochure


The second very successful Heathcote Community Games event was held in and by the Community of Heathcote, between Friday 19th February and Sunday 28th February.
Over 1800 participants took part in this year’s games, and they included an Opening Ceremony, A Fun Run, A School District Sports Clinic, School Skateboard Workshops, Wheel chairs basketball, Swim Carnival, Arts & Crafts activities, Cooking, Gardening, BMX and Skateboard Demos and tries, Classic Cars Show, Hospital Bed Race, Motorised Scooter Race, Old Womans Race, Kids world of games and exercise machines, a Health and Wellbeing Zone, A Community Parade, Loads of entertainment and a RIO St Party, just to name a few.
Heathcote Community Games are community owed and lead events. This year we also welcomed special overseas guests that run a community games in England -The Sutton Coldfield Community Games.
This year also saw last year’s organisers idea of a Heathcote Community Games song come together with an amazing job being undertaken by some talented parents and children.
Too see or know more visit www.heathcotecommunitygames.com


Heathcote is a genuinely, caring community – we know our neighbours, we know our local shopkeepers, our bank staff and we know our emergency services personnel by name. We can rest assured that is we’re unwell, our community will look our for us, we’ll help each other get to medical appointments, our pets will be fed and our groceries will be picked up. Check out this video which highlights how Heathcote cares for it’s towns people.


The Heathcote Community Games and Athletics Bendigo organised an off-road marathon on the historic O’Keefe Rail Trail, which stretches from Bendigo to Heathcote. Following the path of the original railway in 1888, the trail passes through spectacular natural bushland, farmland and waterways. Completed for cycling, walking and recreational running in 2015 the O’Keefe provides the opportunity to get off the bitumen but on a not so daunting surface for those who are either off-road or road running enthusiasts. See the video here to view more of this amazing trail.