Pilbara - Karratha

Vacancy Number: 1406

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - A full time general practitioner is required for this well-established clinic in the heart of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. This clinic is unique as they offer both general practice and occupational health services from one purpose-built location. Work with a friendly and enthusiastic team of health care professionals to deliver the wide-ranging services including injury management, women’s health, men’s health, physiotherapy, family medicine, employment medicals and skin screening. The successful candidates will join a fantastic team with excellent remuneration and a high earning potential in a family orientated community in Karratha.

The Practice Private, group practice.
The Requirements
  • On call: On call not required.
The Package
  • Remuneration: 65% of billings. Minimum income guarantee for the first three months. Superannuation not provided. Potential earnings over $300k/year.
  • Accommodation: Subsidised rent.
  • Vehicle: No vehicle provided.
  • Agreement: Independent Contractor agreement.
  • Other details: Relocation assistance.
Map of Pilbara


The Pilbara is located about 1600 kilometres north of Perth, in the north-west region of Western Australia, with an area of around 500,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 40,000 people. The primary towns are Karratha and Port Hedland on the coast, and Tom Price and Newman inland.

An area of rugged beauty, the Pilbara has a vast coastal plain, spectacular inland ranges and an arid desert region reaching into the centre of Australia. It is characterised by the rich red hues of its landscape, imparted by the abundance of natural riches in its reserves of iron ore. Mining and offshore oil and gas exploration have given rise to the Pilbara’s economic boom in recent years, drawing large numbers of people to the region on both a temporary and permanent basis.

It has a tropical, semi-desert climate with a mainly summer rainfall associated with thunderstorms. From October to April temperatures throughout the region generally exceed 32 degrees celsius every day, sometimes topping 40 degrees, particularly in inland areas.

There are approximately 46 doctors working in the region in various areas, including general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services, hospitals and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.