Wheatbelt - Northam

Vacancy Number: 1381

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - A part time, eight session per week position is available for a general practitioner, at this Aboriginal Health Service in Northam. Affiliated with a larger, not for profit organisation in town, the successful applicant will be well supported with an excellent collegial working environment, with opportunities to work in the principal's other clinics. Working hours and days are Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm, with no on call or after hours. Northam is a town of 8000 people, with good access to a range of services (large banks, range of supermarkets) and is close proximity to Perth with affordable rentals properties. This not for profit organisation returns all revenues into providing further and better services. There is strong social justice values, with an excellent clinical governance program.

The Practice Private, group practice. Aboriginal health clinic
The Requirements
  • On call: Not Required
The Package
  • Remuneration: Up to 70 percent of billings, $251,000 - $300,000 per annum on average
  • Leave: Six weeks per year
  • Agreement: Independent Contractor
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.