International Recruitment

About St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is large tertiary public healthcare service that provides a range of clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, emergency and critical care, aged care, diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care and residential care.

We deliver care to some of our Melbourne’s most vulnerable groups and work with a vast network of partners to deliver high quality treatment, teaching, education and research.

More than 7,500 staff work at SVHM, and we’re proud to provide employment opportunities to people from all over the world.

We’re located in the heart of Melbourne, within walking distance of iconic sites including the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne Museum, The Princess Theatre, Bourke Street Mall and Parliament House, and as well as countless, café, dining, shopping and entertainment options.

Our hospital is easily accessible by public transport, including Melbourne’s famous tram network, and offers affordable staff carparking.

About Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria, and Australia’s second-largest city.

Regularly voted one of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne has some of the best dining, sport, shopping, music, theatre, art and entertainment options in the world. Melbourne is famous for its world-class coffee culture, street art and music, and unpredictable weather.

It’s home to major international events including the Formula One Grand Prix, the Australian Open, the Melbourne Cup, the AFL grand final, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the Royal Melbourne Show and the Melbourne International Film Festival - to name a few!

Melbourne also provides a perfect base for day trips and extended holidays with places the Yarra Valley wine region, the Mornington Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road only a short trip away.

Find out more about living in Melbourne, including our healthcare system and insurance costs, education and childcare, and the cost of living on the City of Melbourne and Visit Victoria webpages.

Employee benefits

Victorian public healthcare system

Victoria's healthcare system is rated one of the top 10 globally, providing high-quality health prevention, treatment and care to all Victorians across a range of public (government-funded) and privately run hospitals.

It is supported by a range of primary care providers, and research institutions.

A job in Victoria's public health and mental health system offers career growth, new facilities, competitive wages and supportive multidisciplinary teams, and is a door to various career pathways.

Victoria has legislated nurse-to-patient ratios that assist in maintaining patient safety, contribute to better patient outcomes and create safer workplaces for our nurses.

Find out more about the relocation benefits offered by the Victorian Government further down under Relocation support.

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne offers employees full-time and part-time contracts with up to six weeks of annual leave and work flexibility across a wide range of clinical specialties including medical and surgical services, emergency and critical care, residential aged care and mental health.

Our employees are offered support through a free, confidential Employee Assistance Program, peer support program and health and wellbeing initiatives.

All employees are offered a wide range of professional development opportunities as well as in-house reward and recognition programs that celebrate the contribution of our team.

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne provides an opportunity to be part of a leading healthcare service that delivers life-changing clinical care and research.

St Vincent’s has been a pioneer of healthcare in Victoria, opening the state’s first palliative care service, first hospital-in-the-home service and first hospital ward designed for prisoners needing care, as well as Australia’s first intensive care unit.

In 2023, we also completed a world-first clinical trial into the use of psychedelic-assisted therapy.

For more about the employee benefits offered at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, please click here.

Relocation support

Our experienced and supportive team will help make your move to Melbourne as smooth as possible and will be on hand to help with your paperwork and credentialing, and to answer any questions you may have about relocating, your new city and your role at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.  

For more information about housing in Victoria, including temporary and longer-term options visit Housing and property - Live in Melbourne

Application process

Whether you are looking for a fresh start, or a working holiday adventure in a new city, we can help you. Click here to see roles currently available at SVHM and to start your application process.

Registrations and visas

There are two essential requirements for working in Australia:

- Obtaining a visa with full working rights in Australia or have Australian/New Zealand citizenship. Detailed information about visa applications, including skills assessments and assessing authorities is available at the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs –

- Obtaining valid registration with Australia’s Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) (if required for your profession)

If eligible, SVHM may be able to assist you in obtaining a working visa.

Contact us

If you’re interested in working at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, we’d love to hear from you.

Please contact the Recruitment Team at:

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We look forward to welcoming you to St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne!