Mental health jobs

Make a difference by bringing your expertise to Victoria's world-class mental health and wellbeing system.

Take your career to the next level by kickstarting a rewarding journey in Victoria's public mental health and wellbeing system.

A career in mental health offers a wide range of exciting pathways and opportunities. Whether you want to work directly with consumers, undertake research, support new and innovative models of care or work across cities or in our rural and regional areas, Victoria’s public mental health and wellbeing system has world-class options for you to discover.

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System and recent record investment by the Victorian Government has created a once in a lifetime opportunity to make changes for the better. For our workers, our consumers, our families, carers and supports and Victoria's community – a transformed mental health and wellbeing system will make a real difference.

Jobs in Victoria's mental health sector

With jobs in different professions and roles right across the sector, there’s never been a better time to join Victoria’s mental health and wellbeing system. Current roles available include:

  • Lived and living experience workers
  • Mental health nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Social workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Clinical educators
  • Psychosocial support officers.

Your career in mental health and wellbeing

Victoria’s public mental health and wellbeing system offers a dynamic and supportive environment for you to make a difference, develop your skills and grow your career.

Like-minded, passionate colleagues will surround you in an inclusive and encouraging workplace. The Victorian Department of Health and the mental health and wellbeing sector are building new opportunities to apply your expertise and skills to make a positive difference in the lives of Victorians experiencing mental health and wellbeing challenges.

Many new professional development opportunities are being introduced to support our workforce, so you have the tools and support to work at your best.

These opportunities include:

  • mentoring programs to build professional relationships, wellbeing and development
  • clinical supervision training for senior nursing and allied health clinicians
  • postgraduate scholarships to develop advanced skillsets to progress your career
  • communities of practice to help build professional identities, disseminate learnings of shared priorities and establish professional support networks.

Explore what we’re doing to support the mental health and wellbeing workforce, including grants, incentives and professional development, see Mental health workforce on the the Department of Health website.

Not yet working in mental health?

The mental health field is growing each year, as the critical importance of good mental health is increasingly recognised. While there are roles in every level in the field, most of these require formal learning or training.