Pilbara - Karratha

Vacancy Number: 936


About the Role
  • Seeking expressions of interest for an associate dentist to join our team in a modern, rapidly growing private practice in Karratha. Would suit someone with genuine desire to live in a rural community. A great opportunity to build a strong and lasting patient base. Karratha is a growing and vibrant regional centre with many new cafes, restaurants and recreation facilities, and only a short 2 hour flight from Perth with multiple flights operated by Qantas and Virgin daily. Our practice is focused on patient satisfaction and providing high quality dental services in a caring and gentle manner. Workload is varied and interesting. We are a family practice, so a willingness to treat children is essential. Modern equipment - digital x-ray, rotary endo and Invisalign accredited.
Experience & Skills
  • The ideal candidate would be able to work as part of a team, be caring, ethical and be able to perform all aspects of general dentistry to a high standard. Current AHPRA unconditional Registration Current professional indemnity insurance Ability to perform all aspects of general dentistry Right to live and work in Australia 2 years of local private practice experience preferred Remuneration commensurate with experience Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development Highly developed communication skills both verbal and written
What's on Offer
  • Hours and days are flexible, as is start date, but a willingness to work on some evenings or weekends is desirable.
Practice Type Private Practice
Full Time / Part Time Full time
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.