District Nursing Service

The District Nursing service provides care for people in their own homes across Mount Alexander Shire. It is staffed by experienced Registered Nurses who coordinate care with your local doctor.


Anyone in the community can refer to the District Nursing Service.

To help us to identify and prioritise according to client needs, referrals should contain:

  • name
  • address
  • date of birth
  • phone number
  • reason for referral
  • details on why a visit is needed.

Referrals are prioritised and visits scheduled according to urgency and client need. All visits require at least 48 hours notice.

Referrals received after 3pm on Fridays are not routinely scheduled before the following Monday. Initial first assessment are not scheduled for weekends without prior arrangement with the District Nursing Service manager.

Rights & Responsibilities

The Charter of Aged Care Rights applies to District Nursing clients who are funded under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.

More information

For more information, contact the District Nursing Service on 5471 3495.

Program supporters

Castlemaine Health acknowledges the support of the Australian and Victorian Governments.