Pilbara - Newman

Vacancy Number: 1540

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - A fly in / fly out general practitioner is required to join this busy rural practice. This part time role is for a 2 week on / 2 week off roster. Located in the heart of the Pilbara, Newman is home to the biggest open cut mine in the Southern Hemisphere. This is the only medical center in town, also providing Emergency Medicine to the local hospital on an on-call roster, and the surrounding mine communities such as Roy Hill and Jimblebar. A great remuneration package is available to the successful candidate, offering accommodation in brand new, fully furnished three-bedroom, two- bathroom home.

The Practice Private, group practice with admitting rights to the local hospital. A busy medical centre with four practitioners rotating through occupational health, general practice and emergency medicine. The centre consists of five consulting rooms, two treatment rooms with an onsite nurse and exercise physiologist.
The Requirements
  • Emergency: Essential
  • On call: On-call Required (Rotating roster at the Hospital)
The Package
  • Remuneration: Day rate or percentage which ever is the greater. Biennial bonus for 12 months FIFO position. Average salary range $250,000 - $300,000 pro rata. Superannuation not paid.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation provided.
  • Vehicle: Hire car provided.
  • Leave: 4 weeks unpaid leave.
  • Agreement: Independent Contractor agreement.
  • Other details: On-call retainer for Hospital work.
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.