About Us

Swan Hill District Health is a 143 bed (including Aged Care) fully integrated rural public health service. We employ around 630 staff and service a 100 km radius area with an estimated catchment area of around 35,000 people. We are located on the Murray River in rural Victoria 344 km north west of Melbourne.

Our Organisation

On September 22, 1860 the first patient was admitted to our hospital, a 35- year-old shepherd, James Brennan, just 10 days after Burke and Wills left Swan Hill. In 1889 the hospital was relocated to the current site in Splatt St and built at a cost on 3,755 pounds.



Swan Hill District Health produces a range of publications and newsletters to report on our activities. You can access these documents via the links below.


Donations and Bequests

Swan Hill District Health values and appreciates the help it receives from the community it serves.
Today the support is still as vital and important as ever as we continue to strive for first class facilities, services and equipment in order to give our medical and nursing staff an extra edge in delivering the best health care.


Reporting and Disclosures

Swan Hill District Health meets our reporting and disclosure requirements.



Volunteers enhance Swan Hill District Health by providing value added services to our patients, residents, families and visitors. We consider our volunteers a valuable and complementary part of the health care team. While our volunteers do not replace anyone in a paid capacity, the presence of volunteers in various areas throughout the organisation enhances the patient and visitor experience.



The procurement department facilitates the management of all contracts relating to the procurement of goods and services for Swan Hill District Health including the preparation and management of all contracts, agreements and tenders.