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Northern Territory


Explore our Northern Territory training region.

Northern Territory


Explore our Northern Territory training region.

Education > Explore a GP career > Training regions > Northern Territory training region
Last updated 10 August 2023

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory region is remote territory blessed with outback desert landscapes, sparkling waterfalls, lush waterholes and cultural experiences . It is home to Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and the Kakadu National Park.

General practice training in the NT is highly rewarding, adventurous and unlike anywhere else in Australia. You'll enjoy a laid-back outdoor lifestyle and the challenges of one of Australia's most culturally and linguistically diverse populations. 

By working in the NT, you'll be able to test your rural GP skillset and make a real difference to the health of aboriginal communities  in the region. 

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Darwin and surrounds

The Darwin region, including its capital city Darwin, attracts global travellers with its tropical lifestyle, rich history, and diverse biodiversity. It offers a variety of healthcare services, including mainstream GP services, Aboriginal health services, and Royal Darwin Hospital.

In Darwin and Palmerston, you can enjoy city comforts like shopping, dining, entertainment, and diverse patient care. In the remote Darwin region, you can have unique placements, work closely with diverse populations, and make a meaningful impact on underserved communities.

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Arnhem Land

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary setting of Arnhem Land, a vast subregion spanning 97,000 square kilometers, where you can provide healthcare amidst breathtaking natural wonders and a rich cultural heritage. Famous as a prime fishing destination, Arnhem Land has some of the most pristine coastlines in the country.

In Nhulunbuy, you'll find a mix of mainstream GP services, Aboriginal health services, and the Gove Regional Hospital. Outside of Nhulunbuy, specialised services focus on Aboriginal health, catering to remote communities and outreach stations across the region. All training sites in the East Arnhem region are classified as MMM7.

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Katherine Region

Katherine region is a tropical region in the Northern Territory, full of gorges, waterfalls and hot springs. Popular activities include market gardening, bushwalking and camping in the bushland and national parks.  

Katherine town offers a mix of mainstream general practice and Aboriginal health services as well as the Katherine Regional Hospital. Surrounding towns like Ngukuur, Urapunga, Jilkminggan, Minyerri, Timber Creek and Lajamanu are classified MMM7 (the highest possible classification of remoteness).

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Central Australia region

Central Australian region is NT’s largest region, covering 42% of the total land area. It is known as the Red Centre for its red landscape hues and its location in the heart of the nation. The area is rich in natural resources and natural beauty, with attractions such as Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Uluru and MacDonnell Ranges.

There is a mix of mainstream general practice, a hospital and Aboriginal health clinics in Alice Springs, classified MMM6. Aboriginal health centres outside of Alice Springs are classified MMM7.

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