Gippsland offers rural living at its best. Stunning environment, great lifestyle and friendly communities.

Destination Gippsland sums up the area perfectly:

“There are all kinds of wonder to be found in Gippsland. From pristine coasts to inland lakes, mountains and winter snow, forests, deserted sandy beaches and lush vineyards.”

Life in Gippsland

Watch: Explore life in Gippsland in the Victorian Rural Generalist Program

Gippsland Lifestyle

The Gippsland region boasts a beautiful natural environment, mild climate and an easy lifestyle. It’s a region endowed with lazy rivers, brisk High Country, wild beaches and, of course, the Gippsland Lakes.

Enjoy cafes, galleries, theatres, fine wine, fabulous food, Indigenous art, wondrous walks and weekend markets, which you will find lakeside, beach side, off the beaten track or in the relative bustle of town.

For those who enjoy an adventure Gippsland has much to offer with rail trails, cycling, kayaking, sailing, hiking, paddle-boarding, fishing, skiing and snowboarding all on your doorstep.

You will become part of the community, make friends and experience new passions. Gippsland offers the joy of rural life and Rural Generalist medicine – where you can make your own adventure.

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Our Training Program

Working with and alongside Rural Generalists you will have hands-on experience, support and mentoring. The program prepares you for your Rural Generalist career through procedural work, extended General Practice, dedicated teaching time and supplementary courses.


Gippsland RG1s start their journey at Bairnsdale Regional Health Service completing three core rotations and a 20-week extended community-based rotation at one of our participating GP clinics: Macleod Street Medical Centre, Bairnsdale or Cunninghame Arm Medical Centre, Lakes Entrance.

The 20-week extended rotation allows our RG1s to become familiar with the interface between primary and secondary care, and gain a better understanding of the life of a Rural Generalist.

The program offers an extended education program, undertaken at a clinic, hospital and RG program level. RG1s who decide to stay on for their RG2 year in Gippsland are also funded to attend the ACRRM Rural Emergency Skills Training (REST) course.

RG 2

RG2 rotations are available in East, West and Central Gippsland, which are areas where Rural Generalists work once Fellowed and credentialed for independent practice.

Specifically selected rotations prepare you for RG medicine and the advanced skill that you are wanting to pursue. These include: General Practice, Obstetrics, Emergency, General Medicine, GP inpatient, sub acute, Oncology/Haematology and Adult Internal Medicine

Pathways in development

Gippsland offers RG pathways in Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics, Adult Internal Medicine, Palliative Care, Mental Health, Survery and Remote Medicine.

Gippsland RG Coordinator

Contact for further information: Julie Rogalsky |

Available Placements

Use this interactive map to learn about the health services and general practices within Gippsland.

Gippsland Map