The Monash Health Department of Nephrology is one of the largest nephrology departments in Australia. A medical specialty concerned with the kidneys and especially with their structure, functions, and diseases.

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.

Caring for your kidneys

  • Treat high blood pressure
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Drink water instead
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat healthy food


Health Professionals and GPs can access our Referral Guidelines via the Nephrology referrals page.


For general information on kidney disease and treatment types, including fact sheets and booklets, you can refer to the Kidney Health Australia and Kidney Education Foundation websites.

Visit the Kidney Health Australia website to find out more

Connecting those with kidney disease to information and support.

Visit the Kidney Education Foundatoin website to find out more

A health organization aimed at educating people at large about kidney care across all boundaries.

Contact information

Department of Nephrology


246 Clayton Road,
Clayton VIC 3168


(03) 9594 6530