Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Healthcare & Social Assistance

Peter Mac is a world-leading integrated cancer treatment, resource and education centre.

By becoming part of our family, you will work alongside highly trained, multidisciplinary teams, accelerating your learning, challenging your skills and broadening your experience.

Working at Peter Mac is more than a job. It is a place where you will truly make a difference.

Peter Mac has a purpose-built facility on the fringe of Melbourne’s CBD – right in the heart of the Parkville Biomedical Precinct. We also have campuses in Bendigo, Box Hill, Moorabbin and Sunshine.

Bring your best to be part of an internationally recognised health service and research facility. Whether you’re involved in clinical care, research or a corporate profession, you will be contributing to providing the best treatment and care for people affected by cancer.

Why Work With Us


At Peter Mac, we encourage our people to fulfil their potential. We aim to provide clear pathways for professional development and new career opportunities for all our staff.

Professional development leave is also available to eligible employees. You can apply for leave to attend conferences, seminars and workshops or to undertake research or higher education.


Learn more about Peter Mac’s extensive professional Education programs.


Peter Mac offers competitive salaries commensurate with your experience and qualifications. Competitive salaries are negotiated under our enterprise agreements, which are subject to regular increases for most staff.


At Peter Mac, you can choose from eligible super funds. We pay in line with the Australian Taxation Office ruling, and, for some staff, this can be varied according to your role in the organisation and relevant university affiliations.


You will receive 17.5 per cent loading on any accrued recreation leave.


We recognise continuous service within Victorian public hospitals for the purpose of determining industry start dates and calculating long service leave and personal leave entitlements in accordance with the relevant agreement.

If you have previously been employed by an interstate health service, please enquire about your recognition of service.


Salary packaging enables employees to receive more of their income tax-free. Permanent staff can pay a salary package up to $9,095 per annum, which can result in an income tax saving of around $2,700 per year (more than $100 per pay) for most employees. In addition, staff can also package meals and entertainment expenses (capped at $2,500 per year).


Our leave provisions can also assist with achieving a rewarding work/life balance:

  • Accrued days off (ADO) – most full-time positions include a monthly day off.
  • Annual leave – you are provided with an extended period of rest and recreation each year, with most positions attracting a four to five-week annual leave entitlement.
  • Purchased leave (48/52) is available for certain positions. By reducing your pay, you can receive up to four weeks of additional annual leave.
  • Paid parental leave is available after 12 months of continuous service.
  • Cumulative personal (sick) and carers leave is payable for personal illness or when caring for immediate family or household members.


We know that balancing family and work responsibilities can be a challenge. To help make this a little easier, Peter Mac hosts quarterly lunches for prospective parents, staff on parental leave and staff who have returned from parental leave in the last six months.

Our Parkville facilities include clean and private parents’ rooms, providing a special place where breast milk can be expressed and stored and babies can be fed and changed.

We also offer some paid parental leave for eligible staff who have completed at least 12 months of service before the birth/adoption date of their child, in addition to the Government Paid Parental Leave Scheme.


Life’s better in a safe workplace, and Peter Mac is committed to providing high levels of protection and support to employees, volunteers, contractors and members of the public while working with us. Caring for people is what we do, and that starts with the safety and wellbeing of our staff.


We partner with Medibank Health Solutions to offer discounted health insurance because your health is important to us.

Find out more about the Medibank offer.


At Peter Mac, we take your eyes seriously, and so does Spec Savers. That’s why we’ve joined forces to help you look after your eyes while looking after your wallet. Our corporate deal with Spec Savers means we can offer you more.

Find out more about the Spec Savers offer.


The Employee Assistance Program is a free and confidential counselling service available to all staff for either work-related or personal matters. Under this program, we also offer staff critical incident debriefing in the circumstance of an unfortunate workplace event.

Become a life-changer. Become a game-changer. Become a Peter Mac nurse.

Working at Peter Mac is more than a job. It’s a place where you will truly make a difference.

Our nurses are at the forefront, delivering cutting-edge cancer treatments and working as part of a multidisciplinary team providing world-leading cancer care.

The skills you learn at Peter Mac will give you an edge at any hospital – and you’ll be learning from day one with free nursing oncology training when you start.

You’ll then be supported to learn and grow by our Academic Nursing Unit.

And we want you to dream big. That’s why we support a range of nurse-led research so that you can lead your own projects and make a real difference in your patients’ lives.

We have nurses working across wards and clinics, in clinical trials, surgery and theatre, cancer imaging, radiation therapy and palliative care – so there is lots of variety across the centre for you to explore your nursing passion.

Over 70 years after our establishment, our sense of purpose and commitment to making life better for people affected by cancer continues in our centre today.

Bring your best to be part of an internationally recognised hospital and research facility.

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Working at Peter Mac is more than a job. It’s a place where you will truly make a difference

Interested in joining the team at Peter Mac?

We are one of the world’s leading cancer research, education and treatment centres globally and Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to caring for people affected by cancer.

We pride ourselves on teaching, guiding, and supporting our junior doctors, and we have a comprehensive education and training program for clinicians at varying levels.

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Become a Peter Mac Researcher

Peter Mac is committed to linking patient care with cancer research. Our clinical researchers take their observations from the clinic and plan their research directions with patients in mind across all tumour types and services.

Our research complies with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018). The Australian Code contains specific procedures for responding to complaints about research misconduct.

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Explore Peter Mac

Peter Mac provides an outstanding work environment and is truly a great place to work, where your impact can be endless.


We strive for excellence, ensuring that clinical practice is evidence-based, patient-centred, and provided by qualified and experienced staff who are accountable and appropriately credentialled.

We strive to ensure that innovation is fostered by supporting research and a learning culture.

Adhering to the strongest ethical standards to ensure a culture of openness, mutual respect and trust, compassion is at our core.


Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is located in the Parkville Biomedical Precinct within a building known as the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

Peter Mac shares space in the VCCC building with the University of Melbourne among other partners.


Key features of the Parkville Facilities in Melbourne include:

  • 122 overnight inpatient beds and 12 overnight palliative care beds (a joint service with Royal Melbourne Hospital)
  • 110 chemotherapy, medical and same-day beds and chairs
  • a dedicated clinical trials unit with 24 clinical trial spaces
  • 25,000 square meters of dedicated research space
  • six operating theatres and two procedures rooms
  • eight radiation therapy bunkers with six linear accelerators and a Gamma Knife
  • education and training facilities, including 47 seminar and meeting spaces and three lecture theatres
  • around 700 car parking spaces
  • a 350-space bicycle facility with showers and change rooms for staff
  • a 50-space bicycle storage facility for visitors.

Peter Mac also provides radiation therapy services through centres located in Bendigo, Box Hill, Moorabbin and Sunshine, allowing our patients to access the best in cancer care closer to their homes.

Want to Learn More?

If you would like more information about working at Peter Mac, please contact the People & Culture team.



Phone: (03) 8559 6120

Online enquiries can be made to Peter Mac’s People & Culture team by completing the online enquiry form and selecting ‘Employment’ in the “I want to contact you about” drop down menu.

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