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Explore our Queensland training region.


Explore our Queensland training region.

Education > Explore a GP career > Training regions > Queensland training region
Last updated 7 March 2024


Queensland offers an inspiring array of landscapes and opportunities to further your GP career. With renowned beaches, mountains, and the Australian outback, this colorful state offers stunning natural beauty and unforgettable potential training posts.

There are two training regions in Queensland - South Eastern Queensland and North Western Queensland. Each provide unique opportunities to build your knowledge and experience across a diverse range of clinical areas.

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South Eastern Queensland training region

Follow a rural or general pathway in South Eastern Queensland. Experience rural medicine in the Darling Downs and West Moreton districts, enjoy an ocean swim before your workday on the Gold Coast or discover Brisbane’s trendy food scene after a busy day in Brisbane South or Brisbane North. 

This region offers a diversity of outdoor lifestyles, cosmopolitan vibes and, more importantly, a breadth of medical experience. Training sites offer broad areas of special interest and indigenous health.

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North Western Queensland training region

Home to over 1.6 million people, North Western Queensland offers a vivid mix of people and landscapes – from glorious beaches and mountains, hinterlands, spectacular rainforests, rich farmland, to wide savannah country, wilderness and the red soil of the Australian outback. 

There are four subregions in the North Western Queensland training region:

  • Far North Queensland
  • North Queensland
  • Central Queensland
  • South Queensland

You will be asked to nominate your training region preferences after offer acceptance. For more information, visit the JCU GP training website.

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Far North Queensland subregion

Far North Queensland offers an ideal setting for GP training, encompassing diverse regions like the Tablelands, Cape & Torres Strait and the Cairns Coast. The region's enchanting landscapes and unique blend of cultures create a captivating work environment.

Trainees can immerse themselves in tropical medicine, minor surgery, women's health, and enjoy fly-in, fly-out clinics to remote outer island communities, making it a captivating and rewarding training experience.

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North Queensland subregion

North QLD is a spectacular tropical sub-region where the rainforests and the reef meet. This sub-region provides registrars with a chance to further their medical knowledge  while experiencing beautiful landscapes and rich Aboriginal culture.

Registrars have opportunities to further their careers in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, minor surgery, tropical medicine, procedural obstetrics, anaesthetics, counselling, sexual health and women’s health.

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Central Queensland subregion

Central QLD sub-region is a coastal area extending from the Capricorn Coast to the Central Highlands, the Bowen Basin Coalfields and the Queensland border. It is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

There are many training and career opportunities across Central Queensland, including 11 main placement sites, six hospitals within the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service, and rural outpatient clinics in remote locations.

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South Queensland subregion

South QLD sub-region is the place of fresh country air, local produce, award-winning wines and friendly communities. This diverse sub-region is filled with mountain ranges, plains, lakes, rivers and national parks.

Registrars working in the south sub-region have unique opportunities to take part in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, or connect with the Royal Flying Doctor Service which has its base in southern Queensland.

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Please note: Maps are subject to change.

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