Wheatbelt - Northam

Vacancy Number: 1274

A full time general practitioner is required for this well established, long standing practice in the beautiful Wheat belt town of Northam. Hospital work is optional. Emergency is not required but if you have ED experience and want to go on the roster you can.

The Practice Private, group practice. Well-established (>100 years!) group practice in Northam - a central 'working' town in the Wheatbelt. The combined experience of 5 doctors is >125 years of rural practice. Surgery and hospital work, but Emergency Dept cover is not required by local doctors.
The Requirements
  • Emergency: Desirable
  • Other Skills: Home visits may be required.
  • On call: Not required
The Package
  • Renumeration: 60% gross billings plus superannuation, plus workers compensation insurance. Associateship will be considered.
Map of Wheatbelt


The Central Wheatbelt area covers an area of approximately 85,000 square kilometres. The population is widely dispersed across the region, with major service centres at Narrogin, Northam, Merredin and Moora, with an economy based largely on agriculture.

It is a charming region of small farming communities dotted over a landscape of wheat fields and sheep pasture. The environment of the Wheatbelt is quite varied. The Avon region close to Perth is known for its lush environment, thanks to its relatively high rainfall. The coastal region supports fishing and aquaculture, while the warm, dry inland areas are suited to agricultural industries such as wheat and sheep farming.

The region has extensive educational, health, recreational and cultural services and is home to the C Y O'Connor College of TAFE and Curtin University's Muresk Institute of Agriculture. The region also offers affordable housing and business premises.

More than 40 doctors work in the region, mostly in private practice.