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At Mercy Health, our strength is truly our people. As an organisation consistently awarded the Workplace Gender Equality Agency's Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation, Mercy Health clearly values diversity. We offer a wide range of flexible work options to assist our people to grow their careers while meeting the demands of life.

Grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,000 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women’s health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development. Mercy Health employs people from many cultures and backgrounds who, irrespective of their beliefs, share a common bond to care for those in need.

Our values

We are guided by the values of Compassion, Hospitality, Respect, Innovation, Stewardship and Teamwork.

Our values reflect the range of behaviours we seek and celebrate in current and future employees.

Why us?

Mercy Health recognises that many people want more than just a job. We respect this by offering a generous range of benefits to support you both within and outside of the workplace.

As an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, Mercy Health is proud to have over 50 per cent female representation on both its Board and Executive. Mercy Health sincerely values a culturally and linguistically diverse workforce and strives to reflect the diverse demographic make up of those to whom we provide care.

These are just some of the exciting initiatives that we offer:

  • Thrive @ Mercy — our health and wellbeing hub supporting you to be the best that you can be
  • Stepping Stones — our flexibility framework supporting your growth and work/life balance
  • Leadership Capability Framework — supporting your career progression and development
  • Whole Self @ Mercy Health — our network for LGBTIQ staff and allies that supports all staff to be their authentic selves at work.

To find out more about the benefits of working at Mercy Health, please click here.

To find out more about the education programs on offer, please click here.

To find out more about the various awards we have won, please click here.

To find out more about our organisational values, please click here. 

Join us

To apply for vacancies with Mercy Health, please navigate to the following site.

Care first — it’s what we do. If you care too, join almost 8,500 others just like you!



Last reviewed July 12, 2018.


Mercy Health has hundreds of amazing volunteers who contribute to our care and services in many ways. We acknowledge and appreciate the hard work, skill and dedication our volunteers bring to our organisation.


Awards and recognition

We take pride in continually striving for greater performance, diversity, and innovation. We’re honoured to be recognised for our success.

Awards and recognition


Find out about our past performance in health care, insights into our programs and initiatives, and how we plan to improve our hospitals and clinics in the future.