Key messages

  • Victoria has many rural and regional health services providing diverse care.
  • There are five rural health regions with 70 rural and regional public health services and hospitals.
  • There are six bush nursing hospitals and 15 bush nursing centres.
  • Aboriginal health services are administered in partnership with the Aboriginal community.

Rural and regional health services are provided across Victoria. Services include public health services and hospitals, Aboriginal health services, community health services, bush nursing centres and bush nursing hospitals.

Health regions

There are five rural health regions, covering hospitals and health services:

  • Barwon South Western
  • Gippsland
  • Grampians
  • Hume
  • Loddon Mallee

Bush nursing hospitals

There are five bush nursing hospitals and one operating as a non-government organisation: 

  • Ballan and District Soldiers’ Memorial Bush Nursing Hospital
  • Euroa Health
  • Heyfield Hospital Incorporated
  • Nagambie HealthCare
  • Neerim District Health Service
  • Cobden District Health Services (non-government organisation)   

Bush nursing centres

 Balmoral Bush Nursing Centre   Barwon South Western 
 Buchan Bush Nursing Centre  Gippsland
 Cann Valley Bush Nursing Centre  Gippsland
 Dargo Bush Nursing Centre  Gippsland
 Dartmoor & District Bush Nursing Centre  Barwon South Western
 Dingee Bush Nursing Centre  Loddon Mallee
 Elmhurst Bush Nursing Centre  Grampians
 Ensay Bush Nursing Centre  Gippsland
 Gelantipy District Bush Nursing Centre  Gippsland
 Harrow Bush Nursing Centre  Grampians
 Lake Bolac Bush Nursing Centre  Grampians
 Lockington & District Bush Nursing Centre  Loddon Mallee
 Swifts Creek Bush Nursing Centre Gippsland
 Walwa Bush Nursing Centre  Hume
 Woomelang & District Bush Nursing Centre  Grampians

Aboriginal health

Aboriginal health services are provided in partnership with the Aboriginal community and local stakeholders.

Community health services

A broad range of health services are often delivered in community-based settings.

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