Make it about experience

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 600 junior doctors including more than 60 interns, 200 HMOs and 370 registrars.

Join the team at Western Health

2022 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 our careers page for all position details and how to apply.



Apply to: PMCV and Western Health
Applications open: 4th May 2021, and close: 3rd June 2021.

HMO2: general & surgical

Apply to: PMCV and Western Health
Applications open: 9th June 2021, and close: 14th July 2021.

HMO3+: general & surgical

Apply to: Western Health only
Applications open: 9th June 2021, and close: 14th July 2021.


Apply to: PMCV and Western Health

BPT 1-2 applications open: 9th June 2021, and close: 14th July 2021.

BPT 3: 27th August 2021, and close: 12th September 2021.


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


Apply to: Western Health only (Unit specific applications)


The 2022 clinical year commences 10th January 2022 for interns, and 7th February 2022 for HMOs and registrars.

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