Why work with us

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

Peter Mac has a world-class, prestigious multipurpose facility on the fringe of Melbourne's CBD – right in the heart of the biomedical Parkville precinct.

Globally we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures. Almost 70 years after our establishment, our sense of purpose and commitment to making life better for people affected by cancer continues at our centre today.

Bring your best to be part of an internationally recognised hospital and research facility. Whether you’re involved in clinical care, research or a corporate profession, you will be contributing to world-leading innovation, research and cancer survivorship.

Professional development

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.

Education and development programs

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

Salary and benefits

We value our staff and understand that attracting and retaining great staff can require a varied approach to what we provide.

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.

Recreation leave loading

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

Recognition of prior service

We recognise continuous service within Victorian public hospitals for the purpose of determining industry start date 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

Salary packaging enables employees to receive more of their income tax-free. Permanent staff can 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).

Work/life balance

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.

Parental support

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.

On-site parking

On-site car parking is available at our building in Parkville. Permanent and casual parking passes are available for a fee and can be deducted from fortnightly payroll payments.

If you are located at the Moorabbin, Box Hill or Sunshine campus, please speak with your recruiting manager regarding parking.

Safety and wellbeing

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.

Discounted health insurance

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.

Affordable eye care

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.

Employee Assistance Program

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.


People and Culture

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (03) 8559 6120