COVID-19 Testing Clinic days of operation: Tuesday and Thursday.
By appointment only – bookings essential.
Phone (03)5431-0900 during business hours to make a booking
A limited number of appointments are available each day.
Your patience and understanding is appreciated as we are currently experiencing a high volume of appointments.
39 Hospital Street Heathcote VIC 3523
03 5431 0900

June 2021

Heathcote is situated 50 km (40 min drive) east of Bendigo via the McIvor Highway.

Heathcote Hospital was established in 1859, is an innovative public and commonwealth funded rural provider of Acute, Emergency, Residential Aged Care and Community Care services.

Our services include:

  • Acute Ward with 8 Acute beds, 1 Transition Care bed and 2 bed Urgent Care Centre
  • 42 Aged Care beds including 30 Hostel and 12 Nursing Home
  • Community & District Nursing Service
  • Nurse Practitioners on-site
  • RIPERN model of care for Urgent Care


52 week program

We take 2 Graduates in our program:

  • Rotations include
    • Acute & Urgent Care
    • Residential Aged Care
    • District Nursing
  • Supernumerary orientation at the beginning of each rotation
  • Linked to Bendigo Health’s Graduate Nurse Study Day’s
  • Opportunity for short supernumerary rotations at Bendigo Health in areas of interest
  • Flexible rostering
  • Friendly supportive environment with Clinical Nurse Educator and Clinical Support Nurse


  • Applications are via computer-match, visit for details on this service.
  • Send a cover letter outlining your suitability for our Graduate Nurse program and a copy of your up-to-date resume to:
Tracie Oates
Nurse Educator
39 Hospital Street
Heathcote, Victoria, 3523
  • In your resume, include the names and contact details of at least 2 professional referees
  • Include certified copies of university results to date and 2 relevant clinical appraisal summaries


  • Closing date for applications & preferences is Friday 9th July 2021
  • Interviews will be held between Monday 2nd August to Friday 13th of August 2021.
  • Computer matching takes place from the 27th September to 1st of October, 2021.
  • Computer Match results available Monday 4th October 2021.
  • Heathcote Health 2022 Graduate program commences at the start 31st January 2022.
  • You are invited for a tour of Heathcote Health (by appointment)


Tracie Oates
Clinical Nurse Educator

Program Brochure

Heathcote Health 2022 Graduate Nurse Program Brochure




The Heathcote Health COVID19 DriveThrough Symptomatic Testing Clinic has added a weekend testing opportunity


Hours of operation: 10:00am to 12:00noon

Access is via Hay Street (off Hospital Street), follow signage to the Testing Clinic

Appointments must be made via the booking process by phoning Heathcote Health reception during business hours on (03)5431-0900. Bookings will be taken up until 4:00pm on Friday 04/06/2021

If you have further questions, please message our Facebook page, email or refer to the Heathcote Health website