Working in Victoria, Australia

Working in the state of Victoria Australia

Sarah Peddie

On our website we have jobs that are available in small towns in the Australian state of Victoria, if you are thinking about moving down under to work in the small towns but need some more information then you have come to the right place.

In this article, we will be looking at what it is like for a doctor to work in the small towns in Victoria, opportunities for medical professionals and the lifestyle people typically lead in these parts of Australia.

The state of Victoria is located in the south east of the country and is the second smallest state in terms of land area. The state has a population of around six million people with over four million people in and around Melbourne. The rest of the population live in the smaller cities and towns like Geelong, Melton and Shepparton. 

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Victoria is the second largest employer of doctors in Australia so there are plenty of opportunities in the state. If you are employed by VIC Health then you can do locum work in other VIC Health hospitals which gives you greater opportunities to work in both public and private systems and also in other states. 

Both short-term and long-term employment is available with long-term work being the most prominent in the remote areas which are a couple hours from Melbourne. 

What it’s like working in smaller towns and cities in Victoria 

Rural cities have large populations, modern shopping centres, airports, sports venues and music festivals. These make great places to work and live - not to mention very affordable. 

When working in a smaller rural hospital many medical professionals (especially GPs) may need to develop a wider range of skills and work with patients outside your skill set which will give you many more opportunities compared to working in an urban hospital.


Moving down under to Victoria will not disappoint as the style of living will suit both families and young professionals. The state is lined with a vibrant cafe culture and upbeat economy - it is a perfect mix of parks and gardens with many places to explore. 

It is also known as the sporting capital of Australia with the Melbourne Cup, the Australian Open and the Australian Formula One Grand Prix all being held within Victoria. 

Whether you are looking for great places to dine or want to try some art and cultural experiences then the state of Victoria is the place for you. 

If you are thinking about a move to Victoria then register with Odyssey Recruitment today and we could help you find the perfect job down under.