About Our Region

Western Alliance is comprised of 12 member organisations located across the Barwon/Southwest and Grampians regions of western Victoria. The two regions have a combined population of over 660,000 residents or approximately 44% of rural/regional Victoria’s population. Members include six regional, sub-regional and local public health services, three private hospitals, a primary health network and two universities.

Western Alliance supports the development of healthier rural and regional communities. This is in recognition of the significantly poorer health outcomes experienced by people living in the Barwon/South West and Grampians regions of Victoria compared to their metropolitan-living counterparts. The challenges that affect the health of people living in western Victoria include distance and major variations in access to healthcare, socio-economic status and infrastructure.