A medical specialty concerned with the kidneys and especially with their structure, functions, and diseases.

Caring for your kidneys: Treat high blood pressure * Maintain a healthy weight * Drink water instead * Exercise regularly * Eat healthy food *

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 Want to know more about the 350+ people who form your Kidney Care Team - click here

  • Want to know quickly what your kidneys do - Please see this page from Kidney Health Australia .
  • For a detailed 200-page booklet about kidneys see the PDF file below. For the same booklet in other languages, click here for a free PDF download.
  • For detailed information about Monash Health renal treatment options, location and contact details of all services, as well as procedures, go to the bottom of this page. 
  • For general information on kidney disease and treatment types, including fact sheets and booklets, refer to Kidney Health Australia's website here.



The Monash Health Department of Nephrology is one of the largest nephrology departments in Australia.

We deliver nephrology services throughout the south-eastern metropolitan region of Melbourne, extending into Gippsland, across nine sites in five locations. The current staff complement is over 350, including 29 nephrologists, five registrars, five residents and two nurse practitioners. We care for over 2,300 patients, and also conduct extensive clinical and laboratory research. Both research units are world renowned. 

The Victorian Big Red Kidney Bus, a mobile dialysis unit that travels to holiday spots around Victoria, is operated by the department in partnership with Kidney Health Australia. It allows patients to take a holiday and continue to receive their dialysis treatments.

Monash Health is one of two hospitals in Australia conducting pancreas transplants for patients living in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Known as the Nationally Funded Centres Program, these highly specialised transplants are funded in full by every Australian State and Territory.


Services by location and telephone numbers  

Telephone number
Casey Hospital
Satellite haemodialysis unit
8768 1566
Monash Medical Centre, Clayton
Acute renal ward 34 
Clinical research
Haemodialysis technical services
Incentre acute haemodialysis
Kidney/pancreas transplantation
Laboratory research
Patient education
Social work
9594 3460
9594 3526; 9594 3521
9594 4068
0419 318 376
9594 3466
9594 3011; 9594 3441
9594 3527
9594 3531
9594 2290
Cranbourne  Centre  
Satellite haemodialysis unit
Social work
5990 6272
5990 6272
5990 6272
Dandenong 122 Thomas Street
Home haemodialysis training unit
Home peritoneal dialysis unit
Satellite haemodialysis unit
Social work
9792 7813
9792 7817
9792 7800
9497 8380
9794 8731
Moorabbin Hospital 
Satellite haemodialysis unit
Social work 
9928 8786
9928 8372
9594 2290
Satellite haemodialysis unit
5173 8849
Warragul, part of West Gippsland Healthcare Group
Satellite haemodialysis unit
5623 0855
Wonthaggi, part of Bass Coast  Health
Satellite haemodialysis unit
5671 3309

To download patient information sheets and booklets - please see the list below 










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Department of Nephrology
246 Clayton Road, Clayton, 3168, Victoria, Australia
Ph: 61 3 9594 3529
Fax: 61 3 9594 6530

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Professor Peter Kerr
Director of Nephrology

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Professor John Kanellis
Deputy Director of Nephrology
Director of Transplantation Unit

Find out more about the Big Red Kidney Bus (mobile holiday dialysis unit) here

GPs - click here to access our referral service for your patients

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