Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative


If you like to work as part of a comprehensive primary health care team approach, then Rumbalara might be a really good fit for you! We integrate general practice, allied health, specialist physicians, dentistry, and health promotion in our Mooroopna health & wellbeing site – and a whole lot more in other departments.

Here’s the snapshot of the “features and benefits” of training & working with us:

The benefits:
  • You will actually make a difference in our lives – and isn’t that why you studied medicine?
  • Learn to provide proper primary care, not just coughs and colds.
  • Train in a well-supported, well-equipped clinic alongside experienced colleagues.
  • Beautifully set in the river red gums on along the Goulburn River.
  • Receive cultural mentoring from one of our Elders.
  • Spend time with your patients: See 15-20 patients a day, not 30+.
The facts:
  • Hours 8:45am-5pm, Mon-Fri.
  • No after-hours (weekends, evenings, etc).
  • Paid annual, personal, and study leave.
  • Generous salary + salary packaging.
  • Mooroopna is within 5 minutes from Shepparton and two hours from Melbourne.
If you have any questions, we’d be very happy to talk with you on the phone – or, better still, welcome you for a personal, informal tour.
College accreditationRACGP
Practice Information
Number of doctors3
Number of supervisors1
Number of visiting specialists4
Number of rooms12
Allied health professionalspsychologist, dietitian, podiatrist, credentialled diabetes educator, denstists
Nursing Staff

Five registered nurses and one enrolled nurse. Includes: Three nurse immunisers, mental health nurse, credentialed diabetes educator, PAP screen provider, and nurse practitioner candidate.
All our nurses support doctors with health assessment and chronic disease management. They are trained to take bloods and assist GPs and physicians with administrative matters also.

Additional learning opportunities
Small group learning
Clinical meetings
- Cultural mentor provided, paid study leave
Supervisor Special Interests

Aboriginal health (qualified)

General Facilities/ Services

Very well equipped

Training Expectations
Practice opening hoursMon-Fri, 9am to 4pm.
College RequirementsFull time training requires 38 hrs per week employed averaged over 4 weeks. Less than 38 hours per week employed is part time training.
Evening rosterNot applicable.
Saturday and Sunday workNot applicable.
Out of practice visits

Nursing home visits to Rumbalara Elders Facility (95 Ford Road, Shepparton): 1 Wednesday every 3 to 4 weeks, shared with other doctors.

Home visits are provided during clinic times when necessary (not often).

Company car provided for work-related trips.

Public holiday work

Not applicable.

Key contact:Karen Moodie
Address:20 Rumbalara Road, Mooroopna, VIC 3629 Mooroopna
Telephone:(03) 5820 0035
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Our Community

We will help you become part of our community.

– Beautifully set in the river red gums on the banks of the Goulburn River, surrounded by orchards (apples and pears).
– 2 hours to Melbourne, 2 hours to ski-resorts, less than an hour to wine regions and Murray River beaches.
– Together, Shepparton & Mooroopna form a large regional hub with excellent public and private schools, broad sports offering (excellent sports precinct), and a thriving arts scene also.
– Diversity & acceptance: Shepparton & Mooroopna are home to Victoria’s largest Aboriginal community outside Melbourne and has become the new home to a thriving migrant community from all over the globe.

Population: Combined, Shepparton & Mooroopna have a population of ca. 50,000. You can live an urban lifestyle in Shepparton or a rural lifestyle in one of the many small towns and farming communities surrounding Shepparton.

Community groups
Parents’ clubs
School clubs
Spiritual groups
Additional Information

Shepparton has places of worship for all major religions and denominations.

Public transportbuses, trains
Nearest airportTullamarine, Melbourne (Shepparton has an airport, but for charter & leisure only)
Access and distances to major centres or nearby towns

Benalla: 40m
Bendigo: 1h
Wangaratta: 1h
Albury/Wodonga: 1.5h
Melbourne: 2h

Child care
Additional Information

4 public and 4 private secondary schools

Tourism/ council/ community information websites