Pilbara - Roebourne

Vacancy Number: 1457

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - A full time, vocationally registered general practitioner position has become available at one of the largest Aboriginal Medical Services in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. A practice nurse, allied health staff, aboriginal health workers, an administration team, and other visiting specialists will support the successful candidate. There is also a district general hospital with a 24-hour emergency department located only 40 kilometres away, with visiting specialists available at the hospital or the Service itself. The generous employment package on offer includes an attractive base salary plus superannuation, a house or housing allowance, a vehicle including fuel costs, salary sacrificing options, as well as General Practice Rural Incentive Programme (GPRIP) payments via Medicare.

The Practice AMS, group practice. Mawarnkarra Health Service is an Aboriginal community controlled health service, based in Roebourne WA. We offer a diverse range of services including primary healthcare service, public health programs, environmental health, social and emotional wellbeing counselling, alcohol and drug misuse, nutritional program, and family violence refuge for women and children.
The Package
  • Remuneration: 280-300,000 p/a plus superannuation
  • Accommodation: Fully furnished house with paid utilities.
  • Vehicle: Personal use of a vehicle with fuel card.
  • Leave: 4 weeks annual leave plus 1 week North West leave.
  • Other details: Salary Sacrifice $18,200. Airfare after 12 months continuous service. Relocation costs subsidised depending on personal circumstances. Mobile phone provided for work and reasonable personal use.
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.