Ballarat Community Health employs approximately 130 people across four sites. Whilst we are able to offer some ‘large organisation’ benefits to staff, we have a small organisation culture.

Our commitment to the community includes a genuine interest in our staff and their personal and professional development.

What can BCH offer you?

When working at BCH we offer:

  • Attractive salaries in line with relevant awards and certified agreements
  • Excellent Salary Packaging (up to $16K per year)
  • Meals & Entertainment salary packaging
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Regular supervision and Performance management interviews
  • Staff Health & Well-being incentives including free: staff fitness program and flu injections
  • Lifestyle and Family Friendly Workplace
  • Extensive Orientation Program
  • Diverse work environment with multi disciplinary teams
  • Great social environment, including Social Club
  • Minimal commuting time to work with free parking
  • Flexible working hours where possible
  • Quit smoking initiatives
  • Employee support program

How do I apply for a job?

To apply for a particular job, click on the links above for further information. Position descriptions can also be obtained by calling 03 5338 4500.

After reading the position description and selection criteria, your application should include: application letter, a statement briefly addressing the key selection criteria, and up to date resume that includes relevant contact details. It is also preferable that applicants include names and contact details for 3 professional referees and copies of any relevant qualifications (however these can be supplied at time of interview).

Applications should be addressed to: Human Resources and must reach BCH by the specified closing date by one of the below methods:

Post: PO Box 1156, Bakery Hill, VIC. 3354

What does the recruitment process involve?

Once applicants have been short-listed, they will be asked to attend a first round interview.

Generally, interviews involve a panel of three (3) staff, usually the Immediate Supervisor/Team Leader, HR Representative and a member of the team where the vacancy exists.

Thorough reference checks and resume and previous employment screening is conducted, including confirmation of qualifications and work history. When appropriate a second round interview may be conducted.

All applicants must be prepared to complete a Criminal Records Check and obtain a valid Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of employment.

We strive to acknowledge all employment applications within a week of the publicised closing date.   If you have not received communication from us within this time, please call the office to ensure your application has been received.

General Information

All employment related enquiries can be directed to the Human Resources Department by calling (03) 5338 4500 or email

BCH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering a smoke free environment with commitment to providing a safe work place.

Are you thinking about living in a regional city?

Ballarat is a rural city in the heart of Victoria, just over one hour drive from Melbourne, with a population of approximately 90,000 people. It offers a relaxed lifestyle with the benefits of being a smaller regional centre. Ballarat has facilities that can compete with any major city; top regional schools in Victoria, excellent private and public hospitals, and is one of Victoria’s premier tourist destinations. Ballarat businesses offer a broad range of products which includes catering for the rural community’s needs. It has a diverse range of community groups, service clubs, sporting clubs and arts based societies and groups catering for a full spectrum of people and interests. Major events such as the Begonia Festival, the Royal South Street Competition and sporting events involve both local people and participants from a large catchment.

As Ballarat is a central inland city, it provides a regional hub for the state’s bus and rail transport network. The completion of the fast rail project is anticipated to reduce the current 80 minute rail trip between Ballarat and Melbourne to close to 60 minutes. Melbourne International Airport and the ports of Melbourne and Geelong are also within one hour’s travel time. Ballarat has strong ties with manufacturing, tourism, health and community services, education and retail, and together with the developing IT, communication and financial sectors, Ballarat is fast becoming home to many new residents looking for a change of pace and a breath of fresh air.

As a way of welcoming new people to the community, the Ballarat Council are offering all new permanent residents the ‘my choice package ’including discounted goods and services from Ballarat businesses valued at over $20,000.  To find out more about Ballarat or the My Choice Package, visit

Useful Links

Further information regarding Ballarat can be found on the below links: