Working in WA

Western Australia is the largest state in Australia, covering 2 529 875 km2 (one third of Australia.) As one of the largest and most diverse states in the world, Western Australia can offer you the opportunity to live and work close to unique holiday destinations and enjoy extraordinary experiences that many just dream of!

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 and 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.

The lifestyle you can experience working as a general practitioner enables you be able to take advantage of the great events and experiences that are available in Western Australia. You can discover more about these by visiting

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