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International Recruitment

Start a world-class career in one of the world's most liveable regions

Barwon Health Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) has a proud tradition of welcoming and supporting overseas mental health professionals to make the move and join us in providing integrated and recovery-oriented mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community support to people of all ages within the Barwon region.

Our service is currently experiencing an unprecedented amount of growth and opportunities as we expand operations to better meet the needs of our community and consumers.

If you are a mental health professional ready to advance your career and life, we are ready to assist you in making the move to join us.

We offer opportunities across a broad range of careers for those looking to join Barwon Health MHDAS as an international recruit:

  • Consultant Psychiatrists, Registrars and Hospital Medical Officers
  • Allied Health Professionals (occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists)
  • Psychiatric Nurses

Join our Barwon Health MHDAS team

Hear the experience of our employees working at Barwon Health MHDAS who have been through the process of migrating to Australia.

Relocation Package

If our internationally-recognised clinical programs sound like the service for you, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can support you to relocate to Geelong. We can provide relocation packages that include financial assistance, accommodation and specific registration guidance to help you through the process.

We also offer the following benefits:

  • Assistance with application and registration process
  • Ongoing career opportunities tailored to your professional goals
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Flexible working arrangements to suit your personal situation

Visa Sponsorship

If you are successful in your application to work with us, Barwon Health will provide sponsorship for a variety of Visas that allow you to work full-time at our main MHDAS sites. The most commonly used visa for people coming to work here from overseas are 482 and 457. Find out more about Visa at the Department of Immigration.

Application Process

Our dedicated recruitment officers can assist you with the application process as an international applicant.

Apply for APHRA Registration

If you are applying for a medical-based role, such as a nursing, allied health or a doctor position, we recommend your AHPRA registration or membership with the relevant Allied Health organisation is approved before you apply.

International Psychiatry Workforce

We accept international applications into our Psychiatry registrar and Consultant psychiatrist positions. Find out more about overseas specialist requirements from the RANZCP.

Last Modified: Tuesday, 10 January 2023

Join Our Team

We have dedicated recruitment officers to assist you with the application, registration and relocation process. Contact a member of our recruitment team to find out more about working with us, to arrange an informal chat or an interview.

All eligible international applicants will receive $13,000AUD for relocation expenses.

We have dedicated recruitment officers to assist you with the application, registration and relocation process.

Interstate and overseas recruitment enquiries

Contact Gabrielle Himmelreich workplace development partner - mental health on (03) 4215 8731 or

For all other enquiries, please contact Elizabeth Baxendale on (03) 421 52529 or

To submit your expression of interest, click here.