Goldfields - Esperance

Vacancy Number: 1358

General Practitioner

General Practitioners – NO HOSPITAL REQUIRED DPA/DWS location - A General Practitioner is sought for a well-established yet progressive private practice, situated in stunning Esperance, WA. The practice specialises in general health, industrial health and a wide variety of surgical procedures. The enthusiastic team is forward thinking and service driven; it is the perfect environment for a like-minded GP to thrive. NO HOSPITAL REQUIRED – GPs needed on the front line of primary care, positions available now! Requirements at the practice are 8-10 sessions per week with an optional 1-2 Saturday mornings per month; Saturday roster would be appreciated but not essential.

The Practice Private, group practice. Established in 1979 in the beautiful town of Esperance, this medical centre is a friendly and welcoming family practice that specialises in minor operations and procedures, as well as industrial health and medicals. The practice is proud to have held accreditation with AGPAL for over a decade and has recently become reaccredited with WAGPET. There is 1 full time GP and 1.5 full time equivalent GP Registrars at this medical centre and a visiting Psychologist. GPs are mixed billing and GP Registrars are bulk billing. The support team consists of 3 amazing nurses, 2 lovely administration staff and an experienced Practice Manager. Situated right next to a local dental clinic, they boast 5 consulting rooms, 2 treatment rooms, nurse’s station, courtyard and an espresso machine. They are also in the process of renovating the practice to include a day surgery area.
The Requirements
  • On call: Hospital work is optional but not essential.
The Package
  • Remuneration: (1st 3 months): 75% of billings (receipted funds) paid fortnightly = 25% service fee (after 3 months): 65% of billings (receipted funds) paid fortnightly = 35% service fee
  • Leave: Up to 8 weeks per financial year for holidays/ personal/ training leave. Leave over 8 weeks can be negotiated with the provision of extra sessions or engagement of a Locum.
  • Agreement: GPRIP incentives are also available at this location.
  • Other details: Relocation assistance to be negotiated.
Map of Goldfields


The Eastern Goldfields is the largest region in Western Australia. It covers almost one third of the State and has a population of about 54,000. More than half of the region’s residents live in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Esperance, on the southern coast, is the second largest centre with a population of around 13,000.

The Kalgoorlie region has been historically significant in the development of Western Australia, as the centre of the gold rush in the 1890s. As well as reminders of those times in the buildings and institutions around the city, there is still a plethora of natural bounty to be enjoyed in its eucalyptus forests, wide sweeping plains and abundance of wildlife. The cultural mix found in the region is also rich, with a melding of Indigenous and European heritages that has created an area of unique character. To the southern edge of the region the pristine beaches provide a stunning backdrop to Australia’s southern ocean, reached through a corridor of National Parks and wide swathes of unspoiled natural beauty.

The primary industries in the cooler southern part of the region are fishing and farming. The warm, dry northern areas are dominated by gold and nickel mining and industry-related services.

About 50 general practitioners work in the region across 22 practices, including Aboriginal Medical Services and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Kalgoorlie is well serviced by specialists.