Pilbara - Paraburdoo

Vacancy Number: 1303

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - A full time solo General Practitioner role with Emergency skills has become available in this friendly practice in Paraburdoo. Income is 65% of billings plus a flat on-call fee of $450 per weekday and $650 per day on weekends. Subsidised rental house with pool, garden maintenance and subsidised power included. Rural retention grant for the most remote location and emergency grant for training from Medicare. Average GP salary at this practice is $351,000 - $400,000. Young families and mining workers live in the town and appreciate their local doctors. No aged care, combination of GP practice and hospital service makes work more interesting and provides high continuity of care, team work is highly valued and encouraged. Six weeks annual leave.

The Practice Private, solo practice with admitting rights to the local hospital. Managed by a medical centre in neighboring Tom Price, this solo GP practice is in an affluent mining town. The practice is well organised and equipped, fully computerised using Pracsoft and Medical Director. There is a part time practice nurse and 2 receptionists working in a happy team with the GP. The area is great for outdoor activities with a stunning National Park close by and well maintained town facilities.
The Requirements
  • Emergency: Essential
  • On call: VMO at the local hospital. Very quiet.
The Package
  • Remuneration: Remuneration: 65% of billings plus flat on call payment of $450 per weekday and $650 per day on weekends. Average GP salary at this practice is $351,000 - $400,000.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation: Subsidised rental house with pool, garden maintenance and subsidised power included.
  • Leave: Six weeks annual leave.
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.