Pilbara - Karratha

Vacancy Number: 1618


About the Role
  • Full-Time Dentist required to take over existing patient base in our busy, established, privately owned practice in Karratha. Karratha is a large rural centre on the beautiful WA Coast in the Pilbara region. Enjoy job satisfaction, great financial return and a relaxed lifestyle in a community with all the facilities you need. The position is available from November 2019 and is to work 4 to 5 days per week, negotiable. Hours are 8.30am to 5.30pm with the possibility of an evening. No weekend work so you can enjoy all that the region has to offer.

    Away from the busy town centre, which is the administration hub for much of the mining activity conducted in WA, the local area is renowned for its natural beauty and outstanding beaches. Enjoy snorkelling and fishing around the islands just off the coast, or visit the National Parks surrounding the area.
Experience & Skills
  • Suitable applicants are required to have at least 2 years’ experience and excellent communication skills.
  • You will need to be competent and confident to work independently in our family dental practice performing all aspects of general dentistry including treating children, performing molar endo and most extractions.
  • You should have AHPRA registration as a dentist, current indemnity insurance and the right to live and work in Australia.
What's on Offer
  • The surgery is accredited and fit-out is modern with excellent equipment including rotary endodontics, digital x-ray and relative analgesia. We also have monthly sessions at the new Karratha Health Campus to provide treatment under General Anaesthetic.
  • A generous remuneration package is on offer with negotiable relocation bonus and commission payment of 40-45% of collections minus lab bills, depending on experience.
  • You will also benefit from accommodation available locally at very reasonable prices and a supportive and happy work environment with highly trained auxiliary staff and an experience principal dentist.
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Benefits commission payment of 40-45%
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.