Pilbara - South Hedland

Vacancy Number: 1281

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - Full time general practitioner required for this Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) in the family friendly town of South Hedland. This unique opportunity will suit a practitioner who wants to make a difference in Aboriginal health.

The Practice AMS, group practice. ACCHS situated in South Hedland across from the hospital. Open 0830-1700hrs, Monday -Friday.
The Package
  • Remuneration: Salary is $ 250k plus superannuation.
  • Accommodation: Fully furnished house with air con subsidy from Oct - March.
  • Vehicle: Vehicle provided. Any use above 100 Km will need authorization from the CEO.
  • Leave: 25 days annual leave, 10 days personal, 10 days study.
  • Other details: Relocation assistance. Flight allowance up to the value of $1230 provided after after 12 months of service (1976 hours worked). District allowance provided.
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.