Wheatbelt - Northam

Vacancy Number: 1337

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - Full time GP needed for this not-for-profit organisation based in Northam which is only an hour and a half drive from Perth. We are a strong and dynamic team focussed on providing integrated multidisciplinary care for the community. Highly attractive percentage of billings on offer. Extensive support from funded programs is available which means guaranteed access to diabetes education, dietetics, physiotherapy, podiatry, ultrasound, pathology, pharmacy, and counselling and psychology services. Occasional Saturday work (8.30am to 2.30pm approximately 1 in 4 weeks) and you may be expected to do some work at other clinics (Toodyay and Wheatbelt Aboriginal Health Northam). If WACHS require another GP for ED one day a week under SIHI then this could also be arranged.

The Practice Private, group practice. New practice description provided by Harry: A not-for-profit organisation providing high quality, integrated primary healthcare across the Wheatbelt. As the organisation’s headquarters, this centre boasts a modern fully computerised GP and allied health clinic with visiting specialist support (paediatrics, general physician, psychiatrist) and a café and pharmacy onsite. There is full time nursing and reception support. The practice is mixed billing with predominantly a bulk billing profile and supports vulnerable and disadvantaged clients to access the care they need to support improved health outcomes.
The Package
  • Remuneration: 60 to 75% billings dependent on experience. Average GP salary in the practice ranges from 300K - 500K
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.