Victorian Hospital Pharmacy Intern Program

SHPA coordinates applications and efficiently, transparently and fairly matches candidates for Victorian Government subsidised internships as well as a number of Victorian public hospital funded internships.

90 Department of Health and Human Services and some Victorian hospital-funded pharmacy internships will be available through the 2021 matching process. 

Public and private hospital pharmacies fund additional internships from time to time and advertise positions on hospital or health service websites, local government careers websites, through Seek or on SHPA’s Jobs board.

To contact SHPA about the Victorian Hospital Pharmacy Intern Program, email

Interested in being a hospital pharmacy intern?

Key dates for 2021 internships:

  • Victorian Hospital Pharmacy Internship Information webinar for students: 7.30 pm (AEST) Thursday 11 June 2020 Further information and registration →  Information session recording
  • Applications open: 9.00am Wednesday 22 July 2020 - An application link will be provided on this page when applications open.
  • Applications close: 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August 2020 
  • Students upload CV, cover letter, other information and record pre-interview videos (link will be sent for each application) Friday 7th August - Monday 10th August 
  • Hospitals screen and rank candidates: Wednesday 12 August – Wednesday 9 September 2020 
  • Final preference lists due from students: Friday 11 September 2020 
  • Students notified of outcome: Tuesday 22 September 2020

How to apply and eligibility 

  • Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents who have completed, or will complete in 2020 a registrable pharmacy degree at a Victorian university, are eligible to apply for all positions – i.e. positions funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and positions funded by hospitals (non-DHHS).
  • Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents who have completed, or will complete in 2020 a registrable pharmacy degree outside
    Victoria, are eligible to apply for non-DHHS funded positions, but will only be considered for DHHS-funded positions after two rounds of matching.
  • Applicants who are NOT an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident can apply for non-DHHS-funded positions, they are not eligible to apply for DHHS-funded positions.
  • Students will be required to supply a cover letter and CV for their two equal first preference hospitals.
  • Students must have a current SHPA student member account, or create a SHPA non-member account.
  • Students should add to their email safe sender list, as all emails will be sent from this address.

Frequently asked questions

Intern positions in 2021

Health ServiceLocationDHHS-funded positionsnon-DHHS-funded positions
Albury Wodonga Health ServiceWodonga11
Alfred HealthPrahran7 
Austin HealthHeidelberg7 
Bairnsdale Regional Health ServiceBairnsdale1 
Ballarat Health ServicesBallarat2 
Barwon HealthGeelong5 
Bass Coast HealthWonthaggi1 
Benalla HealthBenalla1 
Bendigo HealthBendigo2 
Cabrini HealthMalvern, Brighton, Prahran02
Central Gippsland Health ServiceSale1 
Eastern HealthBox Hill41
Echuca Regional HealthEchuca2 
Goulburn Valley HealthShepparton1 
Grampians RegionalBallarat and Bacchus Marsh1 
Latrobe Regional HospitalTraralgon3 
Mercy Health (Mercy Hospital for Women and Werribee Mercy Hospital)Heidelberg and Werribee2 
Mildura Base HospitalMildura1 
Monash HealthClayton101
Northeast Health WangarattaWangaratta12
Northern HealthEpping4 
Peninsula HealthFrankston3 
Peter MacCallum Cancer CentreEast Melbourne2TBC
Slade PharmacyRichmond01
South West Healthcare Warrnambool in partnership with Colac Area HealthWarrnambool and Colac1 
St Vincent's HospitalFitzroy7 
The Royal Children's HospitalParkville4 
The Royal Melbourne HospitalParkville8 
The Royal Women's HospitalParkville2 
Western District Health ServiceHamilton1 
Western HealthFootscray42
Wimmera Health Care GroupHorsham1 

Hospital information sessions

Each hospital participating in the Victorian Hospital Pharmacy Intern Program may host their own online information session. These sessions will give prospective interns insight into the hospital and the structure of the intern program.

View and register for available information sessions →

Information for hospitals