KC Society

The late Kevin Chambers will be forever enshrined in Mildura's memory.

There are tens of thousands of people in the Mildura community -- and beyond -- who benefited from his surgical skills.

Mr Chambers arrived in Mildura in 1983 after completing his training at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.

He was lured here by long-time friend Dr Terry Cook, who he had met and worked with during a medical posting in New Guinea in 1976. When Mr Chambers returned from a stint working in London, he no longer had a position at the hospital in Sydney, and Dr Cook suggested he follow his lead and move to the isolated town in the north-west of Victoria. In many respects, it was a life-changing moment for the growing town.

Not only did Mildura retain the services of a brilliant surgeon, but also a man who was determined to improve the long-term health care of the community.

Mr Chambers' dedication in training the next generation of doctors will go down in medical folklore, not just in Mildura, but across the country, where his reputation was well known.

The KC Society has been established to help assist rural students realise their dream of studying a healthcare related degree by providing scholarship’s to successful applicants and advance them in their training.

When you leave a bequest to the MBPH Foundation, you are automatically invited to become a member of the KC Society, a very special group of people who have also chosen to support MBPH in this very significant way. KC Society members receive a number of benefits in recognition of their generosity, including:

  • Invitations to exclusive events
  • Opportunities to attend tours and briefings
  • Personal updates on MBPH’s progress
  • A commemorative KC Society pin.

The KC society is committed to supporting rural doctors and retaining them so our Northern Mallee region receives the very best care.


The MBPH Foundation is proud to introduce a Scholarships Program which will be supported by the
KC Society in honour of the late Kevin Chambers.

The tertiary scholarships will be available to students living in the Sunraysia and Northern Mallee region.

Tertiary Scholarships will be available for eligible people under the age of 24 years who are studying full-time