Midwest - Dongara

Vacancy Number: 1321

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - Full time general practitioner required for this rural practice in a brand new facility which opened in March 2017, having relocated from the Dongara Hospital. The practice now has the capacity to expand their GP presence in the town and surrounding areas, and being an accredited training practice with WAGPET, will continue to provide placements for Registrars and also placements for medical students through the University of Western Australia. Dongara is a very attractive coastal town, only 40 minutes from Geraldton, with beautiful beaches, sporting facilities and a very easy lifestyle. Hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 8.30 to 4.30. The successful candidate will preferably have general practice experience in Australia, and has achieved, or is working towards Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

The Practice Private, group practice. We have been in Dongara for 7 years, but have now moved to brand new premises in the centre of town. We are an accredited teaching practice for Registrars and Medical Students.
The Requirements
  • Other Skills: Nursing home and home visits will be required.
  • On call: Not required
The Package
  • Remuneration: 65% of receipts, on average, $201,000 - $250,000 per year. No superannuation.
  • Accommodation: Not provided
  • Vehicle: Not provided
  • Leave: 4 - 8 weeks per annum
  • Agreement: Independent Contractor
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.