Clinical Electives

Are you a medical student studying at another University, wanting to undertake a clinical placement in Melbourne?

Medical elective placements are offered at most of the Melbourne Medical School's affiliated hospitals.

  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Western Health
  • Austin Health
  • Northern Health
  • St Vincent's Hospital
  • The Royal Children's Hospital
  • Royal Women's Hospital
  • Goulburn Valley Health
  • Ballarat Health Services
  • North-East Health

You must be about to commence or in your final year to be considered for elective placement at one of the above hospitals. Elective attachments are usually between 4 to 8 weeks long maximum.

Please apply direct via the relevant email enquiries address below and include your personal details, CV and areas of interest. Costs vary.*

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Information on clinical electives at Royal Melbourne Hospital can be found on our Medical Elective Program page.

Western Health (Footscray & Sunshine Hospitals)

More information on clinical electives at Western Health can be obtained via our Western Health Elective Guide, this provides all information on how to apply and all required application forms.

Austin Health

Northern Health

For further information, please email our Elective Coordinator at with “New Elective Placement Enquiry” in the subject line.

St Vincent's Hospital


The Royal Children's Hospital (Paediatrics) | Department of Paediatrics, Royal Children's Hospital only offers elective periods of 4 weeks. Students must have undertaken their  paediatric term.

Pam Morison

Royal Women's Hospital (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

Meredith Poyner

Rural Victoria
Note: For elective placements at Goulburn Valley Health (Shepparton), Ballarat Health Services or North-East Health (Wangaratta) contact the hospitals directly.

Hospital Contact information

* Some costs (AUD$):

Austin Health: $110 per week of elective applied for. On- site accommodation $150 per week.

St Vincent's Hospital: $550 administrative fee

The Royal Children's Hospital (Paediatrics): Further information and fees are advertised on the website

Royal Melbourne Hospital: $100 per week. Placements from a minimum of two weeks to a maximum of eight weeks.

Northern Health: $200.00 application fee and $150 per week of elective placement.