Midwest - Carnarvon

Vacancy Number: 1302

Full time Senior Medical Officer required for this Aboriginal Medical Service in Carnarvon. The successful candidate will be supported by a Practice Nurse, Aboriginal Health Worker, and Administration staff. No on call is required, and there are no outlying clinics to be serviced. Carnarvon’s unique location, makes it a tropical oasis situated approximately 904km north of Perth on the west coast. Carnarvon is commonly recognised for its banana plantations, tropical fruits, fine seafood and warm climate and is situated in the heart of the Gascoyne Region on the doorstep of the Indian Ocean. It is the gateway to Australia’s Ningaloo Coast, and very close proximity to the Ningaloo Reef and World Heritage areas.

The Practice Private, group practice. Aboriginal Medical Service with 2,500 active clients and 10,000 inactive. Rural Coastal Town, approx 2 hours from Ningaloo Reef
The Requirements
  • On call: Not required.
The Package
  • Renumeration: $280,000 - $320,000 plus superannuation.
  • Accommodation: Waterfront accommodation provided (excluding utilities)
  • Vehicle: Vehicle for work and reasonable private use in Carnarvon/Gascoyne region provided.
  • Leave: 6 weeks annual leave + 2 weeks study leave
  • Agreement: Employee arrangement
  • Other details: Mobile phone allowance (up to $1200 pa). Medical Indemnity Insurance covered. Relocation allowance up to $5000.
Map of Midwest


Covering an area of some 470,000 square kilometres, the Midwest region extends from the outback to the ocean. The economic base for the region centres on mining, agriculture, fishing and tourism. Attractions include internationally recognised windsurfing beaches, wildflowers and a rich maritime history of mutiny and shipwrecks.

The region has a population of more than 50,000 people. More than half is based in the City of Geraldton, the region’s commercial, administrative and service centre, around four hours drive north of Perth.

The coastal part of the region enjoys a Mediterranean climate, while the inland experiences warm, dry summers and cool winters.

There are approximately 80 doctors in the region, including private general practitioners, specialists and doctors employed by the hospital and the Aboriginal Medical Service.