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Make it Western Health

Join Western Health to focus
on what matters most for you.

“I’ve felt so well supported whilst finding my feet in my first few months as a junior doctor. People have never hesitated to offer their help and I have always been confident that everyone is doing their best to look out for each other and our patients.”

Dr Christina Guo


Together, caring for the West.
Our patients, staff, community & environment.


We provide comprehensive health care to approximately one million people in Melbourne’s rapidly growing western region. Our community stretches from Maribyrnong to Melton and from Williamstown to Wyndham.

The Western Health network includes tertiary hospitals at Footscray and Sunshine, secondary hospitals at Williamstown and Sunbury, and many community-based services.

Our teaching hospitals are affiliated with the University of Melbourne School of Medicine, and the University of Notre Dame School of Medicine.

We have a strong focus on junior doctor education with a dedicated weekly intern and HMO education program, simulation and workshops for junior doctors, hospital grand rounds and a broad range of unit-specific education sessions.

The Western Centre for Health Research and Education (WCHRE) at the Sunshine Hospital campus is a purpose built teaching and research facility, including a state-of-the-art Simulation Centre.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Western Health community.


Western Health employs over 700 junior doctors including more than 90 interns, 240 HMOs and 370 registrars.

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2023/24 Junior Medical Staff Recruitment

Applications are considered on a competitive basis for intern, HMO and registrar positions.

Interns and HMOs rotate through different specialty units with a roster allocated based on the candidates preferences and training pathways.

Registrars are generally appointed directly by individual departments, and some come to Western Health on rotation from another health service.

Please see the careers pages of this website for further information.

Please see the Western Health Emercury careers website for currently advertised positions and how to apply.


2023 HMO RECRUITMENT (current year)

Some positions are currently available for HMOs across our Surgical and General HMO streams to commence from Term 2 (May) onwards, with a variety of rotations available.

Please email our Medical Workforce Unit if you wish to apply for a 2023 Surgical or General HMO position from Term 2 in 2023, with your CV and cover letter attached.

Full-time appointments for 3, 6 or 9 months are preferred, but part-time and job-share arrangements will be considered for suitable applicants in some rotations.

Please note, applicants must have either full General Registration with AHPRA, or be an International Medical Graduate (IMG) eligible for the competent authority pathway (e.g UK and Irish IMGs), to apply. Standard pathway IMGs are not eligible for consideration at this time.

Please see our IMG careers page for further details if you have completed your medical training outside of Australia and wish to apply.



Please see our intern, HMO, IMG and registrar careers pages on this website for full details.

Applicants must hold either full General Registration with AHPRA, or be eligible for the competent authority pathway (e.g UK and Irish IMGs).

You can contact our Medical Workforce Unit for further details.


Apply to: PMCV and Western Health

Applications open: 8th May 2023, and close: 8th June 2023.

HMO2: general & surgical

Apply to: PMCV and Western Health

PMCV Match applications: open 24/07/2023, close 11/08/2023

Western Health applications: open 08/05/2023, close 11/08/2023

HMO3+: general & surgical

Apply to: Western Health only

Applications: open 08/05/2023, close 21/07/2023


Apply to: PMCV and Western Health

BPT 1-2 PMCV match applications: open 24/07/2023, close 11/08/2023

BPT 1-2 Western Health: open 08/05/2023, close 11/08/2023

BPT 3 PMCV match applications: open  TBC 2023, close TBC 2023

BPT 3 Western Health: open 08/05/2023, close 21/07/2023


Apply to: Western Health only (see IMG careers page)


Apply to: Western Health only (unit specific applications)


The 2024 clinical year commences:

15th January 2024 for interns (5 terms)

5th February 2024 for HMOs (4 terms)

5th February 2024 for registrars

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