Nursing at St Vincent's

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne is part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest not for profit health service network in Australia.

St Vincent's is an exciting and expanding organisation with a strong commitment to providing teaching and training to all health professionals.

As a Catholic health and aged care service our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus. We are especially committed to people who are poor or vulnerable.  St Vincent’s is committed to providing compassionate and innovative care, enabling hope for those we serve.

St Vincent’s provides an extensive range of high level clinical services including Acute, Sub-Acute, Allied Health, Mental Health, Correctional Health, Aged Care and Palliative Care.

St Vincent’s three main campuses are:
  1. St Vincent’s Hospital Fitzroy, our major teaching, research, and tertiary referral centre with over 550 beds providing adult medical, surgical, emergency, critical care, mental health, sub-acute and a range of community and out-reach services to clients.
  2. Caritas Christi Hospice (CCH) provides Palliative Care across the Fitzroy and Kew campuses. There are 26 beds at the Kew campus and 8 beds at Fitzroy campus.
  3. St George’s in Kew has 159 beds and provides inpatient aged care, rehabilitation, acute aged psychiatry and a range of community assessment and treatment services

Annual Leave

You will accrue 5 weeks paid annual leave during your graduate year.

Car Parking/Public Transport

Permanent and casual car parking options are available at the Fitzroy and St George’s campuses.  There is no fee for parking at Caritas Christi Hospice in Kew.

All campuses are easily accessible by public transport with close proximity to bus and tram stops, and Parliament station is a short walk from the Fitzroy campus. 

Cyclists can park their bicycles securely free of charge.

Child Care

St Vincent's Early Learning Centre is located at the Fitzroy campus and provides a range of childcare services. The centre is open from 6.45 am – 6.00 pm 50 weeks of the year.

GP Clinic

There is a bulk billing GP clinic on the ACU Fitzroy campus, available to St Vincent's staff and members of the public.

St Vincent's Medical Centre
Australian Catholic University (ACU)
The Daniel Mannix Building
Mezzanine Level
17-29 Young Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065

Surgery hours
Monday - Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
To make an appointment phone 03 9953 3762

Library

St Vincent’s library is open Monday to Saturday, closed Sundays.

The library has an extensive range of books, journals, audio visual materials and CD ROMs available for loan. All staff may use the library to access the Internet, photocopiers and information databases.

The library’s meeting room and computer lab is available to all staff.

Salary Packaging

Salary packaging is an Australian Taxation Office approved way of paying for some everyday items and living expenses with your pre-tax salary.

Salary packaging lowers your taxable income and increases your take-home pay, giving you more money in your pocket to spend on the things you want.

Here's an example of your salary before and after salary packaging. https://www.smartsalary.com.au

Shopping

St Vincent’s is located only a 10 minute walk from the CBD.

The campus also has onsite services that include:

  • Cafes
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Florist
  • Newsagent (with dry cleaning facilities)
  • Pharmacy