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Barwon Health’s Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Service (MHDAS) is a forward-looking unit with a vision to be at the leading edge of psychiatric treatment.

We are always seeking motivated, skilled and curious psychiatrists to join our service and have opportunities at various levels across our general acute, community services and specialist programs. 

About the service

Our service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are client centred, accessible and family inclusive. The department supports a wide range of psychiatric services including general adult psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry, old age psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, rural psychiatry (Colac), eating disorders, substance misuse disorders, perinatal psychiatry and research psychiatry. We have a strong commitment to excellence in clinical education and research activities (the IMPACT & CHIME units) and a dedicated focus on preparing senior trainees for consultant practice.

Psychiatry Registrars

As Victoria's largest regional health service, we offer the highest-quality psychiatry training available in Australia and New Zealand. Our trainees are immersed in a positive and engaged culture where they are challenged and supported to become exceptional psychiatrists. We provide an extensive variety of core and non-core RANZCP training rotations, all of which are supervised by accredited RANZCP Consultant Psychiatrist Supervisors.

Learn more about our Psychiatric Registrar Training Program

Consultant Psychiatrists Opportunities

Barwon MHDAS currently have full/ or part time opportunities suitable for recently graduated or experienced psychiatrists across our service, including:

  • Acute Services (Consultation liaison, Bed based, Hospital in the home and Emergency services).
  • Community Health ( including Youth & Adult, Community Intensive Treatment)
  • Specialist departments (including AOD, Therapies and Eating Disorder Programs).

The breadth of positions across the directorate means we can provide psychiatrists with career opportunities and working arrangements that can suit their individual circumstances and professional goals.

Last Modified: Monday, 20 November 2023


Our service has a rich tradition of supporting international psychiatrists, ranging from the United Kingdom and Ireland to Sir Lanka and Israel, to join our service.

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

You can contact our Recruitment team anytime for more information on suitable opportunities, visa sponsorship and the accreditation process. 

Email mentalhealth.recruitment for more information or submit your expression of interest by clicking the International Applications box below.

Psychiatrist vacancies