Wheatbelt - Northam

Vacancy Number: 5494

From 29/01/2018 to 09/02/2018

Locum GP (L-2234)

Position Description Group Practice, Monday to Friday - 9.30am to 5pm and Saturday 9.00am to 10.30am. No hospital or nursing home visits, but some home visits may be required.
Practice Description 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.
Benefits 65% of billings + GST Hospital billings: N/A
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.