Working at CDH

Cohuna District Hospital employs just over 100 people from within the town and surrounding area. Together, staff work in a team environment to ensure the best possible care and services are delivered and the best possible outcomes are achieved for patients, residents and clients.

  • From professional development, supported working environment, job satisfaction and salary packaging – there are a multitude of benefits that come from working at Cohuna District Hospital.
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary packaging (meals, entertainment and accommodation)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Immunisation Program
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Employee Recognition
  • Comprehensive on-site education and training
  • Accommodation assistance
  • Free onsite parking
  • Smoke free environment

Working in Cohuna

Cohuna is a picturesque rural town located on the waters of the Gunbower Creek in the North of Victoria between Echuca and Kerang. Home to 2400 residents in the town, Cohuna is a popular holiday spot for families as well as a regional sports centre with a wide range of facilities and activities which include golf, tennis, camping, fishing, water-skiing, canoeing, birdwatching and bushwalking.
The town’s commercial centre extends along one side of King George Street and spills into adjoining Market and Cullen Streets. The other side of King George Street fronts Garden Park – an attractive strip of parkland and trees which extends down to the shores of the wide waterway of Gunbower Creek. In the middle of the creek is the Millennium Fountain, Cohuna’s tribute to welcoming in the year 2000.

Cohuna’s main natural attraction is Gunbower Island, accessed via Cohuna Island Road. Formed by the Gunbower Creek branching off the Murray River then rejoining it further downstream, Gunbower Island is claimed to be Australia’s largest inland island. It has a water frontage of 130 kilometres and is mostly covered by native forests and wetlands, making it an ideal spot for camping, picnics, fishing, boating and bushwalking.

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Nursing Positions

Cohuna is a beautiful rural town nestled on the Gunbower Creek in the North of Victoria between Echuca and Kerang.

At Cohuna District Hospital our mission is to deliver excellence in rural healthcare and support the health and wellbeing of our community.

We employ approximately 100 people and together our staff work in a team environment to ensure that we deliver safe and quality care for our patients, residents and clients.

Are you looking for a new start in your nursing career, a tree change, a new beginning or a new exciting opportunity?

Positions currently available:

Aged Care:

Casual and Leave relief: Activities Officer, PCA, EEN, RN

Permanent ongoing Registered Nurse and Associate Nurse Unit Manager positions.


Permanent, Casual and Leave Relief: Registered Midwife/Registered Nurse,  Registered Nurse, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse

For further information: contact Acting Director of Clinical Services, Wendy Lunghusen 54565306 or email


Nursing and Midwifery Graduate Programs

Cohuna District Hospital – Graduate Nurse Programs

Cohuna District Hospital (CDH) Graduate Nurse programs, offers grad nurses the opportunity to complete a Grad Year in two programs commencing January 27th 2020.

Only registrations through the PMCV – computer match system will be considered.

Cohuna District Hospital Graduate Nurse Program

The Cohuna District Hospital Graduate nurse will be supported in their 12 month transition from student to confident, competent nurse.  This is achieved through the close network of qualified, invaluable and accessible staff within the organisation.  We recognise making the transition from student to registered nurse can be challenging.  Cohuna District Hospital allows for a smooth transformation.  We support the graduate nurse to always work within their scope of practice, utilise evidence-based practice and maintain a high standard of nursing care, participate as a team member with all levels of medical, nursing, community health and allied health staff in multidisciplinary approach to health care.  Cohuna District Hospital will ensure that you have the availability to attend some of the most sought after education sessions/seminars and in house in-services as part of your allocated study days during the graduate program.  Graduate Nurses are offered 8 paid Professional Development Days throughout the 52 weeks of employment as a Graduate Nurse.

Northern Rivers Graduate Program

The Cohuna District Hospital in conjunction with Echuca Regional Health offers 2 graduate Nurses the unique opportunity to complete their graduate year working 6 months at Echuca Regional Health and 6 months at Cohuna District Hospital.  This program is designed to help the Graduate Nurse transition from student to Registered Nurse.  The program is designed to provide consolidation of nursing knowledge and skills whilst using a holistic approach to the delivery of nursing care.

For more information, please contact the Education Officer, 54 565 300 or please forward your Resume to (email)


Cohuna District Hospital welcomes the contribution of members of the community who offer their time and skills as volunteers in the various areas of our health service.

For information about how to become a volunteer at CDH please email or call 03 5456 5300.