Where individuals can make a difference...
Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) is one of the largest employers in the Central Goldfields Shire.
We employ 420 staff over three campuses - Avoca, Dunolly and Maryborough. 72% of staff are employed in a professional capacity in roles such as nursing and allied health. All our professional staff are credentialed or meet professional registration requirements.
Looking for a tree change? We need more great nurses!
Embrace an opportunity to become part of our friendly team at Maryborough District Health Service and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and healthy lifestyle. Avoca, Dunolly and Maryborough are located in the heart of the goldfields. The Central Goldfields Shire and the town of Maryborough provide affordable housing, excellent education and sporting facilities, all within easy commuting distance from the larger cities of Bendigo and Ballarat. We are the largest employer in the region, providing the perfect setting to become part of our community.
Other useful links...
Maryborough Education Centre
Highview Christian Community College
St Augustine's Primary School
Talbot Primary School
Carisbrook Primary School (Tel: 5464 2444)
Dunolly Primary School (Tel: 5468 1111)
Avoca Primary School (Tel: 5465 3176)
Find an early childhood service or school (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development)
Central Goldfields Shire Council (local Council for Maryborough and Dunolly)
Pyrenees Shire Council (local Council for Avoca)
Avoca nestles at the eastern base of the Pyrenees Ranges, and was once a rich gold producing area. There are 15 wineries in the Pyrenees region producing some of Australia's finest vintages. The Avoca area is a beautiful area to visit. Tall river red gums and the backdrop of the Pyrenees Ranges make a typical Australian panoama. Avoca has an impressive wide main street with central gardens surrounding the Soldiers Memorial. The town hosts many annual events including three horse race meetings, two Petanque weekend tournaments, Heroes in Hot Rods, Christmas Eve and Easter street parties Australia Day, and more.
Dunolly is a town with quiet charm, beautiful historic buildings. You can appreciate the history over a relaxing glass of wine at the sidewalk cafe or a cup of coffee at one of the tea rooms. Situated amidst attractive bushland, 23 km north of Maryborough, Dunolly, a small town of 750 people, began as a gold mining town with a population of 45,000.
Maryborough is central to Ballarat and Bendigo and approximately a two hour drive north-west of Melbourne. Maryborough was settled in the 1850s when prospectors flocked to the area in search of their fortune. Today they still come to find the elusive metal, as Maryborough is renowned for its alluvial gold.
Maryborough is not only about gold but also fine foods and good quality local wines. There are many cosy cafes, take-aways and delightful bakeries. If sport is to your liking, tennis, golf, bowls and fishing are just some of the activities on offer. Cycling is a very popular pastime in the region. And you can enjoy a swim all year round in the indoor heated swimming pool and recreation facility. Maryborough is host to the RACV Energy Breakthrough.