Department of Health

Victoria has more than 200 public hospitals and health services that make a difference to the health and safety of 6.7 million Victorians, every day.

Victorian hospital and health services are committed to delivering quality care from the best health workers. From large, metropolitan hospitals to regional services, nursing and midwifery, medical, and allied health professionals work together to deliver care.

Victoria's healthcare system is rated one of the top 10 globally. The state has one of the highest life expectancies in the world, one of the lowest infant mortality rates, and over 90 per cent of adult patients rate their experience as good or very good.

The health workforce in Victoria is essential to the success of the state's health system. The workforce is supported by legislated nurse to patient ratios, generous leave benefits and training and development opportunities across a range of areas including mental health, rural and regional health and aged care.

Victoria is also home to The Melbourne Biomedical PrecinctExternal Link - one of the world's leading health sciences research precincts where some of the country’s brightest minds deliver cutting edge research and discoveries to ultimately improve patient care.

Find out more about careers, training, and development in Victoria’s public healthcare system.

Reviewed 11 July 2023

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