Whether you’re a wine taster, outdoor explorer or food lover, the Grampians has an adventure waiting for you. With four diverse patches that you can uncover, your paths for discovery are endless. In the heart of it all is the magnificent Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park.

Life in the Grampians

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

Grampians Lifestyle

The Grampians is home to some beautiful cool climate wineries and breweries with diversity of produce and amazing cafes, boutique shopping and local markets. There are also endless possibilities for hiking, camping, mountain biking and rock climbing.

The Grampians region offers almost everything you would find in a regional or metro city, and anything you are craving is probably only an hour away.

Come and be welcomed into a region that values and supports you in your career and lifestyle choices.

Grampians wines

Our Training Program

The Grampians VRGP is the only medical training program to partner with regional, rural, public and private health services within a region, and provides clear pathways, partnerships and protected clinical rotations for career progression. The strong relationships between partner health services facilitates increased and diverse experiences, education and networking, while the smaller cohort within the Grampians program enables individualised support, rotation management and planning, and a tailored educational and training experience for trainees and their families.


Grampians RG1 core rotations are completed at East Grampians Health Service (EGHS) in Ararat, Maryborough District Health Service and St John of God Hospital in Ballarat. Our innovative program includes both public and private health sectors and offers a General Practice rotation in one of our three partner clinics: the Clarendon Medical Centre and Nightingale Clinic in Maryborough, and the Ararat Medical Centre.

Education time is protected and provided both by the Grampians Rural Generalist Intern Training Program and in partnership with Grampians Health Ballarat, enabling strong networking and relationship development, which provides pathways into RG2 rotations and employment.


The Rural Generalist Hospital Medical Officer (RGHMO) role at EGHS consolidates the rural community experiences obtained during General Practice and or Surgical rotations in Ararat. The RGHMO role clarifies the role of a Rural Generalist: seeing patients in the GP clinic, on the ward providing care in the hospital, Urgent Care Centre (UCC) and Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs).

The RGHMO role builds on the learning and knowledge of the Intern year and enables this to be put into practice with greater confidence and autonomy, in a hospital environment with GPs you know and who will support you.

Pathways in development

EGHS partners with Grampians Health Ballarat to provide RG2 contracts, Paediatric rotations, and to facilitate RG HMO rotations to EGHS. EGHS has strong relationships with all the Grampians rural health services, including plans to create additional RGHMO roles, facilitate RG2 rotations to GP clinics, and develop additional advanced training (RGA) positions in procedural skills including Obstetrics, Anaesthetics, Emergency, Paediatrics as well as offering Adult Internal Medicine (Geriatrics blended post) and Palliative Care.

Grampians RG Coordinator

Contact for further information: Kim Lane | grampians@vicruralgeneralist.com.au

Available Placements

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

Grampians Map