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.

85 Department of Health and Human Services and some Victorian public hospital funded pharmacy internships will be available through the 2020 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

Info for students

Info for hospitals

Interested in being a hospital pharmacy intern?

Applications for 2020 have closed. Key dates for the 2021 process will be released mid year, 2020.

How to apply and eligibility 

- Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents who have completed, or will complete a registable pharmacy degree in 2020 are eligible to apply.

- Graduates from Victorian universities are considered for first round matching, and second if required.

- Interstate graduates are considered after two rounds of matching.

- International students are not eligible to apply.

- 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. 

2020 intern placements

Health ServiceLocation Govt-funded positionsHospital-funded positions
Albury Wodonga Health ServiceWodonga11
Alfred HealthPrahran7 
Austin HealthHeidelberg7 
Ballarat Health ServicesBallarat2 
Grampians RegionalBallarat and Bacchus Marsh1 
Barwon HealthGeelong5 
Bass Coast HealthWonthaggi1 
Bendigo HealthBendigo2 
Central Gippsland Health ServiceSale1 
Eastern Health Box Hill 41
Echuca Regional HealthEchuca2 
Goulburn Valley HealthShepparton  1 
Latrobe Regional HospitalTraralgon3 
Mercy HealthHeidelberg1 
Mildura Base HospitalMildura1 
Monash HealthClayton101
Northeast Health WangarattaWangaratta 2
Northern Health Epping4 
Peninsula HealthFrankston3 
Peter MacCallum Cancer CentreEast Melbourne21
Royal Children's HospitalParkville4 
Royal Melbourne Hospital                  Parkville8 
Royal Women's HospitalParkville2 
South West Healthcare Warrnambool in partnership with Colac Area Health Warrnambool and Colac1 
St Vincent's HospitalFitzroy7 
Western HealthFootscray42
Wimmera Health Care GroupHorsham1 

Additional information and resources for students

Info for hospitals

VHIP expansion EOI 

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be expanding the existing hospital pharmacy intern positions (80) available to graduating pharmacist. Over three years between 2020 and 2022 an additional 20 positions will be provided to Victorian public hospitals, resulting in a total of 100 supported internships. The first five additional positions will be funded for the 2020 calendar year.