Pilbara - Karratha

Vacancy Number: 1456

General Practitioner

Would you like to work in a rural general practice minutes from the coast in the heart of the dynamic, growing Pilbara. High earnings on offer with a high patient demand plus a home and car included in the package. The practice is in the main shopping centre next to the pharmacy, which attracts patients. This practice is ideal for a GP wishing to spread their wings and have the freedom to develop a healthy work/life balance. What a tremendous opportunity - call us for a confidential discussion today!

The Practice Private, group practice.
The Package
  • Remuneration: 70% of billings, independent contract agreement
  • Accommodation: Executive home provided
  • Vehicle: Vehicle provided
  • Agreement: Independent contractor agreement.
Map of Pilbara

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.