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Information for industry, sponsors and collaborators

Bendigo is one of Victoria’s fastest growing regional cities, with our population and its surrounds predicted to increase by more than 30% by 2031.

Bendigo Health’s strong partnerships across the Loddon Mallee region’s network of health services expands the pool of potential research participants to encompass the approximately 350,000 residents living across an area that takes up 25% of Victoria’s landmass. We hope to capitalise on our region’s growing population by increasing patient recruitment numbers, creating more clinical trials opportunities across the region and expanding clinical trials expertise across priority specialty areas such as endocrinology, gerontology and women’s health and build on current research strengths in oncology, cardiology, intensive care, emergency medicine, orthopaedics and urology.

Our clinical trial support services

We have fully accredited local pathology, radiology and clinical trial pharmacy services to support our clinical trial activity. Our Research Office accepts ethically approved applications as part of the National Mutual Acceptance (NMA) scheme as a participating site. Research that is being conducted solely at Bendigo Health requires ethical approval from Bendigo Health’s Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), which meets on a monthly basis. Our HREC also provides services to the smaller rural and regional health services across north central Victoria.

All clinical trials at Bendigo Health are conducted in accordance with the International Conference on Harmonisation Guidance on Good Clinical Practice and the National Statement of Ethical Conduct in Human Research at minimum.

 To discuss conducting your clinical trial at Bendigo Health please contact the relevant staff member:


For enquires related to oncology clinical trials

Cancer Services Research Manager: (03) 5454 8827

[email protected]


For enquires related to ICU clinical trials

ICU Research Coordinator: (03) 5454 7940

[email protected]


For all other specialty areas please contact

Clinical Trials Research Manager: (03) 5454 6411 

[email protected]