South West Healthcare

South West Healthcare (SWH) is the largest sub-regional health service in Victoria; providing acute, mental health, rehabilitation, and aged care together with an extensive range of primary and community health services across the south west catchment.

As the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, SWH provides a comprehensive range of specialist services from the following locations including:

Acute Care Services

Warrnambool & Camperdown

Aged Care Services


Mental Health Services

Warrnambool, Camperdown, Hamilton & Portland

Community Health Services

Warrnambool, Camperdown, Macarthur & Lismore

Dental Services

Warrnambool, Camperdown, Hamilton & Portland with Outreach Services to Timboon, Gunditjmara, DWECH, Heywood, Balmoral & Casterton

With a total of 282 beds (216 acute, 36 aged care and 30 mental health), the organisation services a population in excess of 110,000. Warrnambool Campus (212 beds) provides acute, rehabilitation and mental health care, together with extensive outpatient and community services. Camperdown Campus is a district hospital serving the local community and outlying district with 60 beds providing acute, nursing home and hostel care. 

SWH embraces the following values:

  • Caring
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Leadership