Employment at Great Ocean Road Health

All current positions are listed below.

General Practitioner – Apollo Bay Medical Centre

Full-time and part-time positions available


  • Busy and growing, mixed billing clinic – high earning potential
  • Ability to work  part-time or full-time
  • Desirable location on the Great Ocean Road
  • Experience or interest in the provision of supervision for GP Trainees


This GPA accredited mixed billing clinic sees 120-160 patients a week, providing care for the local communities as well as a significant tourist population between December and April.

As Apollo Bay Medical Centre is part of Great Ocean Road Health, there is an integrated multidisciplinary approach to care within the health service and a sharing of staff and expertise with Lorne Medical Centre, also part of Great Ocean Road Health. The service is also well supported by specialist regional services from Barwon Health

Participation in the After-Hours Urgent Care on call roster is available.

Support from a Practice Nurse, experienced Administration staff and a Practice Manager, will see you rapidly transition smoothly into the community within this well-established Centre.


An attractive package will be negotiated with the preferred applicant including:

  • Accommodation
  • Car
  • Relocation allowance
  • Negotiable percentage of billings
  • On call incentives for participation in the on call roster

Other terms are open to negotiation.




  • Australian GP and Hospital experience preferred
  • AHPRA Registration – general or specialist
  • Accident and emergency skills desirable


For more information please contact Sandy Chamberlin, CEO at Great Ocean Road Health,
on (03) 5237 8501 or via email at sandy.chamberlin@gorh.vic.gov.au

All positions are subject to a satisfactory Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check and current Victorian employee

Working with Children Check (where applicable).

Great Ocean Road Health is a child safe and equal opportunity employer.

About Apollo Bay Medical Centre


The Apollo Bay Medical Centre is integrated within the Otway Health site, part of Great Ocean Road Health, which includes Urgent Care, Aged Care (20 beds) Acute Care and Community Care. The centre has visiting Allied Health and Specialist services on a regular basis. Pathology services are also on site with a pharmacy located within the community.

Apollo Bay Medical Centre currently has 3 doctors – 1 VR, 2 Registrars and Nurse Practitioners in the Urgent Care.  The Medical Centre consists of 5 consulting rooms with a treatment room.

Current practice hours are Monday to Friday, 8:45 am – 5.45 pm and Saturday 9 am to 12 pm, closed on Sundays.

The main patient health issues impacting on the practice are women’s health, Diabetes, and Chronic Disease Management within the community, with a wide range of clients accessing services during the summer months with an influx of tourists to the region between December and April.

Access to an Allied Health referral network is available through Otway Health with a wide range of services readily accessible.

Lorne and Apollo Bay practices are operating in similar organisation structures with integrated primary care focus. They work together to provide Great Care to the communities along the Great Ocean Road.

About Apollo Bay


Located at the foothills of the Otway’s, Apollo Bay is on Victoria’s scenic coastal route, the Great Ocean Road. A popular tourist destination, Apollo Bay offers both swimming and surf beaches, as well as a large boat harbour and marina that is home to a major fishing fleet.

The rolling green hills of the Otway’s provide a scenic backdrop when viewed from the beach, foreshore and shops.  The beach is a focus for activity all year round whether swimming in the clear water, sea kayaking with local seals, deep-sea fishing, learning to surf, or horse riding along the beach at sunset.

The Great Ocean Walk stretches 104 kms from Apollo Bay to within sight of the magnificent 12 Apostles. Weave through beautiful National Parks, walk deserted beaches and gaze over pristine marine sanctuaries.

Apollo Bay is nestled in the heart of The Otway Ranges, where you’re free to explore and discover waterfalls, Californian Redwoods, glow worm caves and iconic Australian flora and fauna by mountain bike or bush walk.

Apollo Bay has great facilities for young families and a range of community services and activities.

Just 45 minutes from Apollo Bay, Lorne offers a host of activities including swimming, diving, surfing in pristine coastal waters and fantastic deep-sea fishing. Being situated along Australia’s dramatic southern coastline also provides locals and visitors alike with some of the world’s most scenic driving routes.

Click here for further information about Apollo Bay


Nurse Practitioner

Expression of Interest

(Otway Health)

Great Ocean Road Health (Otway Health Campus) is offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced Nurse Practitioner to join us and work as part of a dynamic health care team within our Multi-purpose health service. The position offers a unique professional blend; functioning autonomously and collaboratively in an advanced and extended clinical role to  offer Urgent Care services to the community of Apollo Bay and surrounds  while assisting to teach and develop our clinical team.

Essential requirements include:

  • Registered Nurse Division One holding a current registration with Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) with relevant unrestricted AHPRA notation as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Demonstrated experience in a position of senior clinical leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience in an Emergency / Urgent Care Unit / Rural Remote practice
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in consulting, liaising and negotiating within a multidisciplinary healthcare team
  • Experience in development, delivery and evaluation of education
  • Flexibility for After-Hours rostered and on call work.

Great Ocean Road Health offers generous employee benefits including accommodation provisions, Salary Packaging and training and development opportunities.


Applications close 9am Tuesday 31 March 2020.

For further information please contact Director of Nursing, Libby Van Leeuwen libby.vanleeuwen@gorh.vic.gov.au or phone 0352378500.

To obtain an Application Pack (including a Position Description and application guidelines) please visit www.greatoceanroadhealth.com.au  or contact Human Resources hr@gorh.vic.gov.au

All positions are subject to a satisfactory Nationally Co-ordinated Criminal History Check and current Victorian employee

Working with Children Check (where applicable).

GORH is a child safe and equal opportunity employer.

Download Application Pack

Support Services Team

Are you interested in working for Great Ocean Road Health during our response to COVID-19?

We would love to hear from you!

GORH is seeking expressions of interest for a number of temporary positions in our Support Services team and include;

Handy persons

Food Services staff (Cooks & Kitchen Assistants)


If you believe you have the skills to help deliver quality services then express your interest by contacting Human Resources            Co-ordinator, Georgina Harrison georgina.harrison@gorh.vic.gov.au or ph. 03 5237 8500.

There will be some minimum requirements to be considered for opportunities. Depending on the position, there will be minimum experiences or qualification requirements that need to be up to date.

All individuals who are successfully considered for opportunities may also be required to perform pre-employment screening such as a Criminal History Checks and relevant Vaccination Preventable Disease checks.

Great Ocean Road Health is a child safe workplace and equal opportunity employer.