New South Wales


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New South Wales


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New South Wales
New South Wales is distinguished by its coastal cities, surfing beaches and national parks. Its capital city, Sydney, is home to iconic Australian landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge and a thriving business and entertainment districts. Among its natural wonders are the Blue Mountains, rainforests, rock formations and caves. It is home to heritage-listed mining villages, opal mining fields and many wineries.

New South Wales has three training regions. Registrars can choose to train on a rural or general pathway and can elect to further their knowledge in various specialisations such as Aboriginal health.

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Western NSW

Western NSW is a diverse region, home to outback adventure, spectacular mountain scenery, historic townships, and celebrations of arts and culture.

The region is brimming with GP training opportunities, with options to sub-specialise in adult internal medicine, anaesthetics, emergency medicine, mental health, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, palliative care and surgery.

Training opportunities are also available in community general practices, Aboriginal community-controlled health services, as well as academic GP opportunities.

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South Eastern NSW

The South Eastern NSW region stretches from the Illawarra and Southern Highlands to the Bega Valley and Snowy Mountains. This large, diverse region is filled with breathtaking rural landscapes from magnificent beaches, agricultural terrains and picturesque mountain ranges. 

Registrars can choose between rural and general pathway opportunities while training in South Eastern NSW.

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Lower Eastern NSW

The Lower Eastern region runs across the South Coast and inland, to NSW highlands and snow fields. The region offers a diverse range of rural generalist training opportunities, with opportunities available to sub-specialise in anaesthesia, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and palliative care.

Training opportunities are also available in community general practices, Aboriginal community-controlled health services, as well as academic GP opportunities.

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North-East NSW, Nepean, Western, and Northern Sydney

The Nepean, Western and Northern Sydney region includes the area from Sydney's coastal northern suburbs to the western suburbs around Penrith. From magnificent world-famous beaches to the Blue Mountains, enjoy the city lifestyle with convenient access and opportunities to escape into nature.

GPs in training have the opportunities to a to train in a general pathway, train in Aboriginal health training facilities and sub-specialise in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

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North-East NSW, Hunter, Manning and Central Coast

The Hunter, Manning and Central Coast region runs along the coast, from Sydney to Forster and inland to Scone.

This wine region is home to Australia’s oldest vineyards. Beyond indulging in the wineries, popular leisure activities include surfing, swimming, fishing and boating in the Hunter, Manning and Central Coast’s beaches, and visiting its many national parks for hiking and outdoor activities.

GPs can train in a rural setting in this region and experience the diversity of rural general practice knowledge .

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North-East NSW, New England/Northwest

The New England/Northwest subregion spans from the QLD-NSW border in the north to the town of Quirindi in the south. With world heritage listed rainforests along the Great Dividing Range to agricultural plains, New England/North West is one of the most dynamic and diverse sub-regions of NSW.

Registrars can pursue rural generalist pathways in this region, with employment opportunities in anaesthetics, emergency medicine, mental health, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and palliative care.

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North-East NSW, North coast region

The North Coast region spans by the coast from the QLD-NSW border to Port Macquarie. This scenic region is known for its beautiful beaches, laidback lifestyle and pleasant climate. Discover stunning beaches, rivers and rainforests. Go fishing, hiking, surfing and camping. Road trip to the coast to surf Australia's most eastern point in Byron Bay.

Registrars in the North Coast can train in rural settings, building experience with varied patients with different and diverse presentations, while supported by a local GP supervisor.

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