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


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 or on the Service Vic app
For more information phone: Sick Pay Guarantee hotline 1800 979 641

Sick Pay Guarantee Information brochure.


Positions Vacant


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

For further information please contact Gerry Canny, Director of Clinical Care on 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 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 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 & Community Services

Damian Holden
Acute & Community Services Nurse Unit Manager
03 5431 0936

Residential Aged Care

Sam Harvey
Residential Nurse Unit Manager
03 5431 0931