Pilbara - Roebourne

Vacancy Number: 1228

We are seeking a General Practitioner to enhance the holistic primary health care services provided to the Aboriginal people of the West Pilbara Region. The successful applicant must be a General Practitioner with at least 5 years post graduation experience in medicine. Experience in indigenous health is desirable. FRACGP and/or ACRRM are also desirable. Non clinical skills required include excellent time management and communication skills and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team. Salary between $240,000 - $290,000 depending on experience. This is an excellent opportunity for a rewarding position in a remote community with the support of secondary health care services only 30km away. The Pilbara is known for its beautiful scenery with the opportunity for enjoyment in outdoor pursuits such as camping, fishing, sailing, snorkelling etc.

The Practice Private, group practice. Mawarnkarra Health Service is an Aboriginal community controlled health service, based in Roebourne WA. We offer a diverse range of services including primary healthcare service, public health programs, environmental health, social and emotional wellbeing counselling, alcohol and drug misuse, nutritional program, and family violence refuge for women and children.
The Requirements
  • Obstetrics: Desirable
  • Anaesthetics: Desirable
  • Emergency: Desirable
The Package
  • Renumeration: Salary between $240,000 - $290,000 depending on experience.
  • Leave: 20 days annual leave.
Map of Pilbara


The Pilbara is located about 1600 kilometres north of Perth, in the north-west region of Western Australia, with an area of around 500,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 40,000 people. The primary towns are Karratha and Port Hedland on the coast, and Tom Price and Newman inland.

An area of rugged beauty, the Pilbara has a vast coastal plain, spectacular inland ranges and an arid desert region reaching into the centre of Australia. It is characterised by the rich red hues of its landscape, imparted by the abundance of natural riches in its reserves of iron ore. Mining and offshore oil and gas exploration have given rise to the Pilbara’s economic boom in recent years, drawing large numbers of people to the region on both a temporary and permanent basis.

It has a tropical, semi-desert climate with a mainly summer rainfall associated with thunderstorms. From October to April temperatures throughout the region generally exceed 32 degrees celsius every day, sometimes topping 40 degrees, particularly in inland areas.

There are approximately 46 doctors working in the region in various areas, including general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services, hospitals and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.