General practice is a diverse profession and Western Australia is a diverse state. Undertaking GP training in WA offers you a unique experience of learning from excellent and experienced practicing GPs in the beautiful west part of Australia.
Covering 2 529 875 km2 (one third of Australia.), Western Australia is the largest state. WA can offer you the opportunity to live and work close to unique holiday destinations and enjoy extraordinary experiences that many just dream of. Whether you choose to live and work in the vibrant city of Perth, the lush, winery regions in the south, or head towards the red dirt, hot weather and adventure-focused communities in the north, we are sure you will have a rewarding experience in WA.
You can base yourself in the capital city of Perth, which provides access to beautiful beaches, fantastic events and a diverse and vibrant nightlife. There are general practices located throughout the city, or you can choose to work outside the metropolitan centre in one of the many leafy or coastal suburbs. Perth continues to be a growing city, and there are opportunities to join expanding and new general practices to the north, south and east of the city centre. With the new Fiona Stanley Hospital, Midland Health Campus Perth Children’s Hospital, you are well supported by state of the art facilities, with access to a wide variety of specialists and supporting health services.
If you are more interested in working away from the skyscrapers, working as a general practitioner in country Western Australia offers variety, challenge, fulfillment and a real understanding of the value of community. Choose to work in the red wilderness, along our world famous coastline or amongst towering forests or lush vines. Enjoy being part of a small, farming town, or supporting those in remote Aboriginal communities – the experience you are looking for is available.
As a country general practitioner you may choose to work in a regional centre and be part of a group practice, or you can work in a smaller town and run your own practice. You will have the opportunity to practice a wide variety of skills, with procedural general practice work in demand in many towns.