Experience regional Australian life in Hamilton - Western District Health Service (WDHS)

Jarrodean is proud to announce a new UK to Australia recruitment partnership with Western District Health Services (WDHS) in the stylish city of Hamilton, at the centre of the famous Western District in the state of Victoria.

For a summary of current vacancies with WDHS click here

Hamilton has a population of 10,000 and is located 291 km (180 miles) west of Melbourne via the regional cities of Ballarat or Geelong.

A hospital was built in 1864 on the site of the current state-of-the-art Hamilton Base Hospital facility serving the wider Western District. The Service includes some smaller outlying rural ‘cottage’ hospitals.

Inpatient facilities include;
Theatre complex including CSSD , Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit, Emergency Department, Medical and Rehabilitation Unit, Surgical and Midwifery Unit and Cancer & Dialysis Centre.

In addition, the busy Pharmacy, Imaging and Therapies departments employ a wide variety of Allied Health Professionals.

An extensive outpatient and community health program assists local residents to remain healthy and safe at home for as long as possible.

Take a look at an exciting virtual Hospital tour here

The benefits on offer include:

  • Relocation package; flights, transfers and initial accommodation for you (and your family if applicable). All other relocation expenses (uncapped) can also be salary packaged, separate and over and above the $11,660.
  • Visa/immigration costs for you and your family (and your family if applicable)
  • Reimbursement of AHPRA registration
  • Salary packaging options of $11,660 (Salary Packaging/Salary Sacrificing allows an employees to nominate $11,660 in general expenses, travel, accommodation, rent or home loan per year whilst employed. This amount is deducted from your Gross wage, and therefore you pay tax on a figure $11,660 less) view the Australian Taxation Office information on this here.
  • Assistance with ongoing accommodation
  • Vehicle leasing options

Hamilton offers an active lifestyle for couples or singles and particularly for young families seeking to enjoy a typically Australian lifestyle but avoiding the ever-growing cost of living in major Australian cities especially Melbourne while enjoying a sophisticated lifestyle in a friendly, welcoming community.

Hamilton has four Secondary Schools as well as a number of stand-alone primary schools.

Hamilton offers a variety of experiences for visitors with plenty of day trip opportunities including; Museums, Racecourse, Art Gallery, and an impressive Botanical Gardens which are one of Victoria’s most outstanding regional civic gardens and rightly recognised as an important part of Victoria’s Heritage.

Popular Lake Hamilton is perfect for fishing, boating, cycling, walking, running or simply relaxing with a family picnic.

Popular Lake Hamilton is perfect for fishing, boating, cycling, walking, running or simply relaxing with a family picnic.

Take a look at the following websites for information on Hamilton and the wider Western District:

Hamilton is easily accessible to such famous Australian attractions as The Great Ocean Road, Coonawarra Wine Region, and the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park.

A short drive from Hamilton will take you to the beautiful Wannon Falls and Nigretta Falls.

The settlement became known as Hamilton in 1851, named after the town near Glasgow in Scotland, and became a city in 1949

With strong historical links to sheep grazing which continue today Hamilton is known as ‘the Wool Capital of the World’ and the area produces as much as 15% of Australia’s total wool ‘clip’.
Hamilton has a number of heritage-listed sites, including fine examples of Victorian era Rural Australian Architecture.

“Greater Hamilton: one place, many possibilities”