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Living and working in GP Jobs, Practice Nurse Jobs in Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast, VIC
Picturesque scenery and a more laid back way of life are reasons why many people relocate to the Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast in Victoria.
Located to the south-east of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula Shire covers 732 square kilometres and is surrounded by Port Phillip to the west, Bass Strait to the South and Western Port to the east. The neighbouring Bass Coast Shire covers around 864 square kilometres,
The Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast has a diverse local economy with tourism, agriculture, construction, manufacturing and business services helping to drive the economy. Many of Australia’s famous wine producers hail from the Mornington Peninsula.
Approximately 155,000 people call the Mornington Peninsula home, while the Bass Coast has a permanent population of around 30,000 people – which triples during the peak season in summer. The region is home to a variety of top quality educational institutions including public and private primary and secondary schools. A campus of Monash University is based on the Mornington Peninsula. A variety of sporting and leisure facilities are on offer, as well as beautiful beaches, arts and cultural opportunities.
Healthcare Jobs and Medical Careers in Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast, VIC
There are several hospitals in the Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast region, as well as specialist health services. Health care and social assistance is the second biggest employment sector in the Mornington Peninsula, accounting for 13.13 per cent of local jobs. In the Bass Coast Shire the sector is the source of 10.89 per cent of local jobs.
Two Primary Health Networks (PHNs) support health professionals in the region – the South East Melbourne PHN and the Gippsland PHN. Support networks for this region include indigenous health programs, mental health, diabetes management, immunisation, disability care and alcohol and other drugs.
Housing in the region is generally more affordable than in Melbourne. For example at Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula, the median house price is $477,500 while the average rent is $330 per week. At Wonthaggi in the Bass Coast Shire, the median house price is $275,000 while the average weekly rent is $265 per week. Popular suburbs include Blairgowrie, Rye, Rosebud, Portsea, Sorrento and Dromana.
The Mornington Peninsula is around an hour from Melbourne by car. It is also serviced by public transport options such as trains and buses. You can get to the Bass Coast in under two hours from Melbourne with buses also linking the area with the city.
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