People and Culture

Careers at The Department of Rural Health

The Department of Rural Health is made up of approximately 100 staff members that live and work across the regional campuses, contributing to the  diverse communities within our rural footprint in Victoria.

DRH staff

  • Staff Benefits
    • Competitive salaries
    • 17.5% annual leave loading
    • 17% employer superannuation contributions
    • Salary packaging


    • Flexible work arrangements
    • Prenatal leave
    • Up to 24 weeks paid parental leave
    • Ability to purchase up to 8 additional weeks annual leave per year
    • Study leave policy

    Health and well being

    • Culturally inclusive environment
    • Rewarding opportunities to positively impact the health of your local community
    • Free confidential counselling services

    Additional benefits

    • Staff Recognition Program
    • Relocation support policy
    • Opportunities for career progression
    • 25 per cent off full-fee graduate courses and community access program
  • Relocation

    Relocation support may be available to assist with the expense of removal costs and other relocation expenses.

  • Diversity and inclusion

    The Melbourne Medical School is proud to foster a vibrant and inclusive culture delivering initiatives that value and support diversity.

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Current opportunities

Living and working regionally

There are many benefits of living and working regionally, with  our campuses embedded in  beautiful towns that  offer a great  lifestyle. Explore  the different regions in which our campuses reside.


  • Shepparton

    Shepparton offers a relaxed rural lifestyle with all the big city facilities.  It’s community is diverse and growing, boasting beautiful housing estates, a range of schooling options and significant sporting facilities and outdoor activities.  The region is renowned as Australia’s food bowl and is within easy driving distance to many popular destinations such as Echuca, Nagambie and Yarrawonga.

  • Ballarat

    Ballarat is one of Victoria’s largest regional centres and just 75 minutes from Melbourne. It is rich in culture, history, arts, festivals, fine food, wine and attractions. It is a well-kept secret that more than 2,000 people move here every year, attracted by the region’s impressive services, housing, employment, tourism and events.

  • Wangaratta

    Wangaratta is picturesque town with a vibrant CBD. It neighbours renowned wine regions such as Beechworth, King Valley and Glenrowan and is situated at the foothills of the major Victorian ski resorts.

  • Bendigo

    Bendigo is a lively contemporary regional centre, boasting beautiful streets created from one of the world’s greatest gold rushes. Bendigo is jam-packed with creativity, great food, happening festivals and friendly locals.