Hunter New England Local Health District is a great place to grow your career. We are a recognised leader in the healthcare industry, providing a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast regions. 

As the largest employer in the region, we encourage collaboration, openness and respect in the workplace to empower our employees to use their knowledge, skills and experience to meet the principle of Excellence. Every patient. Every time.

​​​​​​Sign up to ROB - Recruitment and Onboarding for job alerts in your chosen specialty area to be the first to know when an opportunity to join Hunter New England Health is available.

Interested in an internally advertised position? This is your guide to accessing positions within ROB.

Looking for a role at the Calvary Mater in Newcastle? View all positions at the Calvary Mater 


​Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

​Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce has grown from 190 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff in 2008 to 735 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff in 2015 with over 500 staff being employed into permanent roles.​ ​For more information about Aboriginal Employment, please visit

Stepping Up resource - 'Stepping Up' aims to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job applicants understand how to apply for roles within NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment process and addresses some of the challenges that can be experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander​ applicants so they can more effectively apply for roles within NSW Health.  

For more information about Stepping Up, please visit:


Health Career fact sheets (clinical and non-clinical careers) 

  • Are you considering a career in Health but not sure where to start?
  • Do you want to know what skills, temperament and qualifications are needed for a career in Health? 
  • Did you know we offer a wide range of clinical and non-clinical positions?

We have complied informative fact sheets​ about a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical positions available with Hunter New England Health. 


Job Appli​cation Guide 

Give yourself the best opportunity to succeed.​

Your application may be the first step towards a rewarding career with Hunter New England Health.

Our  Job Application Guide ​offers useful advice about writing your application and includes:

  • Information about Hunter New England Health

  • How to make a great first impression with your COVER LETTER

  • How to give clear, concise responses to SELECTION CRITERIA 

  • Tips on how to present your RESUME / CV      and

  • Prepare yourself for interview

Relocation and Incentives​​

​​Dental Officer Rural Incentive Scheme 

Dentists working at HNE Health may be eligible for a Dental Officer Rural Incentive Scheme payment of up to $20,000 per annum. Eligibility for the Dental Officer Management allowance of $6,164 on a pro rata basis will be determined following an interview as part of HNELHD merit based selection process.

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