Living in and working in GP Jobs, Practice Nurse Jobs in Bendigo, Goldfields and Macedon Ranges, VIC
Lifestyle opportunities in under two hours from Melbourne draw people to the Bendigo, Goldfields and Macedon Ranges area of Victoria, where you can enjoy the aspects of country life and city life, without the headaches of big city living.
Bendigo is Victroria’s third-largest city, and the fourth-largest inland city in Australia. It is 150 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, and the surrounding Goldfields and Macedon Ranges area are home to towns such as Castlemaine, Kyneton, Woodend, Gisborrne and Mount Macedon.
Bendigo has a strong and diverse economy, thanks to a manufacturing sector and growth in retail. One of the biggest businesses is the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, headquartered in the city. Gold mining, defence equipment, food manufacturing and engineering are also major employers.
An estimated 110,000 people call Bendigo home. La Trobe University has a campus here, and there are many excellent primary and secondary schools, both public and private. Top sporting and leisure facilities are available in the city, and it also has a thriving arts culture.
Healthcare Jobs and Medical Careers in Bendigo, Goldfields and Macedon Ranges, VIC
A brand new $1.1 billion hospital opened in Bendigo in January 2017, featuring 373 inpatient beds, 72 same-day beds, 11 new operating theatres, an 80-bed psychiatry services facility and an integrated cancer centre. The city also hosts medical students from Monash University and the University of Melbourne at Monash Health, Bendigo, as well as the La Trobe University Rural Health School. Bendigo also has a private hospital and a day surgery, while there are hospitals in other towns throughout the region. Employment in the healthcare and social assistance sector accounts for around 17.29% of all local jobs.
The Murray Primary Health Network (PHN) supports health professionals in the region. Support networks for this region include indigenous, lung diseases, diabetes management, immunisation, mental health and alcohol and other drugs.
The median house price in Bendigo is more affordable than Melbourne at $390,000 while the average weekly rent is $275 per week. The closer you get to Melbourne, the more the prices rise. In Castlemaine (127kms from Melbourne) the median house price is $439,000 and the average weekly rent is $320, while in Macedon (65 kms from Melbourne) the median house price is $605,000 and the average weekly rent is $458. The best ranked suburbs to live in Bendigo are Strathfieldsaye, Junortoun, Strathdale, Kennington and Quarry Hill.
Bendigo is located around a one-hour and 45 minute drive from Melbourne. It is also two hours away by train or bus.
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