39 Hospital Street Heathcote VIC 3523
03 5431 0900


Work with an integrated rural health service which strives to provide excellent, sustainable local health services to a vibrant rural community.

Located a short drive from Bendigo and Melbourne, Heathcote is a renowned for its regional food and wine culture. Combined with its spectacular landscapes, unique forests and historic sites, this rural community provides a rich and diverse culture for all to enjoy.

Heathcote Health provides a broad range of acute, aged care, primary health programs and home based services to Heathcote and surrounding districts and the consumer is at the forefront of everything that we do.

We are committed to a values-driven culture in which everyone is included, treated fairly, respected and given opportunities to develop their professional experience and careers.

Heathcote Health is an integrated rural health service, providing a broad range of acute, aged care, primary health programs and home based services to Heathcote and surrounding districts.

We prioritize the wellbeing of our employees and some benefits provided to our staff include:

  • Free on-site parking available to all staff and visitors
  • Salary Packaging/Salary Sacrificing
  • Fitness Passport.You and your family can sign up to unlimited access to more than 120 gyms, pools and fitness facilities on your program!
  • Free employee counselling and support via an Employee Assistance Program

The Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee

What is the Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee?

The Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee is an Australian-first initiative aimed at giving Victoria’s casual and contract workers the safetynet they need to take time off when they are sick or need to care for loved ones.

The Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee provides 38 hours a year of sick and carer’s pay at the national minimum wage to eligible casual and contract workers in certain jobs.

Casual and contract workers, including independent contractors and non-employing sole traders, in the following targeted jobs, are included in the first phase of the Guarantee:

  • Hospitality workers
  • Food trades and food preparation assistants
  • Supermarket workers
  • Retail and sales assistants
  • Aged care and disability workers
  • Cleaners and laundry workers
  • Security guards

In addition, workers must:

  • Not have access to paid sick and carer’s leave entitlements across any job
  • Be aged 15 years or older
  • Physically work in Victoria
  • Have the right to work in Australia
  • Work an average of 7.6 hours per week or more in at least one of the targeted occupations

Sign up at www.vic.gov.au/sickpayguarantee or on the Service Vic app
For more information phone: Sick Pay Guarantee hotline 1800 979 641

Sick Pay Guarantee Information brochure.


Positions Vacant


Heathcote Health Graduate Nurse Program 2024

  • 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.

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
  • Applications are via computer-match, visit https://gnmp.pmcv.com.au 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 7th July 2023
  • Interviews will be held between Monday 4th August to Friday 15th of August 2023.
  • Match results will be published Monday 2nd October 2023.
  • Heathcote Health 2024 Graduate program commences at the start 29th January 2024.
You are invited for a tour of Heathcote Health (by appointment—ph 5431 0900)
Tracie Oates
Clinical Nurse Educator

Casual pool – Nursing and Health Care Workers

Casual Positions are available within the Aged Care and Community Service departments of Heathcote Health.

For copies of the Position Descriptions for these positions please contact admin@heathcotehealth.org

For further information please contact Angie Dredge, Director of Clinical Care on adredge@heathcotehealth.org or 5431 0900.

Applications should include:
  • Covering letter
  • Current CV
  • A minimum of two professional referees
Applicants wishing to apply for more than one of these advertised roles, please send separate applications for each.

Applications should be forwarded via email to admin@heathcotehealth.org or in writing to 39 Hospital Street, Heathcote 3523

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, and people of diverse genders and/or sexual orientations.

Heathcote Health advertisements can be viewed via Careers.Vic, SEEK and via local media outlets, including The McIvor Times and The Bendigo Advertiser.


Benefits of working at Heathcote Health

Receive a Discount on Private Health Insurance

Victorian public sector employees are entitled to receive a 12% discount on private health insurance from HCF. Anyone interested in acquiring private health insurance from HCF should visit their website www.hcf.com.au or call them on 131334 to take advantage of the discounted rate.


To discuss employment opportunities at Heathcote Health, including the possibility of casual positions, please contact the relevant department manager as detailed below:

Customer & Consumer Relations

Support Services

Sandy Whytcross
Customer & Consumer Relationship Manager
03 5431 0902

Acute & Urgent Care Services

Jade Davies
Acute Services Nurse Unit Manager

Community Services

Gerry Canny
Community Services Nurse Unit Manager

Residential Aged Care

Sam Harvey
Residential Nurse Unit Manager
03 5431 0931