Goldfields - Laverton

Vacancy Number: 1373

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - Full-time, part-time or FIFO, General practitioner required for this remote town in the Goldfields region of Western Australia, located approximately 360 kilometres from the regional centre of Kalgoorlie. Candidate will be required to work three weeks on and three weeks off. They will be flown in from Perth each roster. Emergency cover at the hospital will be required, WACHS emergency credentialing is essential. This will suit a general practitioner with an interest in Aboriginal health.

The Practice Private, solo practice. Solo, private general practice located 355km from Kalgoorlie with 24 hour on-call to the local hospital. Intele viewer enabled. 4 Aboriginal specific clinics conducted per week.
The Requirements
  • Surgery: Desirable
  • Emergency: Essential
  • On call: Hospital ED cover required.
The Package
  • Remuneration: Working hours are Monday to Friday and earn $1300 per day plus $500 for being on call. Saturday and Sunday the GP is just required to be on call for the hospital and they will receive $1000 per day.
  • Accommodation: Four bedroom house.
  • Vehicle: Holden 4WD.
  • Agreement: Independent Contractor.
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.