Western Australia


View training regions to guide your term placement choices.

 

Western Australia


View training regions to guide your term placement choices.

 

Western Australia
Western Australia is the largest state in Australia, covering the western third of the nation. Its land is predominantly red earth, dubbing the state as Australia’s Golden Outback. With a unique, varied landscape, Western Australia encompasses of farmlands, woodlands, white sand beaches and outback plains, dotted by townships. Its capital, Perth, surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Swan River and the Australian Outback, is famously known as the most isolated city in the world.

Western Australia has 12 training regions and provides GPs amazing opportunities to develop their careers and skills in diverse and beautiful natural environments where they can train in rural or general pathways.

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Mid-West: Goldfields Great Southern and Wheatbelt

Mid-West

Discover Geraldton’s infamous pink lakes, diving, Aboriginal cultural trails and foodie scene. The mid-west region encompasses not only the thriving regional city of Geraldton but also the coastal towns of Carnarvon and Dongara as well as outback regional towns like Meekatharra, Northhampton, and Morawa, all of which provide training opportunities for GP registrars. 

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Great Southern

Home to pristine waterways, fertile land, fresh produce and prize-winning wines with rugged coastline, it’s no wonder the Great Southern region is often referred to as the ‘Great Outdoors’. Located 220 kilometres south-east of Perth, this region provides unbeatable scenery and oceanside adventure, popular family beaches and quiet sheltered bays.

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Cetral Wheatbelt

Only an hour from Perth and more than twice the size of Tasmania, the Central Wheatbelt has access to some of Western Australia’s natural wonders and loads of country charm and scenery. The population is widely dispersed with only around 16,000 people located in the main service centres of Northam, Narrogin, Merredin, and Moora.

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Goldfields

Featuring some of WA’s best beaches and wildlife in the south-east, the Goldfields-Esperance Region incorporates nine local government areas: the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Shires of Coolgardie, Dundas, Esperance, Laverton, Leonora, Menzies, Ngaanyatjarraku, and Ravensthorpe.

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South West

The growing south-west with its diverse economy, extensive mineral wealth, agricultural and viticulture industries, timber and forest products, retailing and tourism offers excellent long-term job prospects for young GPs and their partners especially.

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Perth North East

The Perth Northeast subregion is an area of coastal plains, dune systems and heritage buildings. It includes the Town of Bassendean and City of Swan. The subregion is one of Perth’s key growth areas and is home to the Swan Valley Wine Region. Its scenic wine country boasts of Western Australia’s oldest wines, with the first vine planted in1829.

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Perth North

Fringed by the Indian Ocean and the Swan River, the Perth North sub-region is vibrant, diverse area with sandy beaches, parks, cultural precincts and waterfront entertainment. It includes Perth CBD. Popular sights include Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Elizabeth Quay, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Western Australia Museum and the Perth Cultural Centre.

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Perth South

Located 3 kilometres south of the CBD, Perth South adjoins the iconic Western Australian landmark, Perth Water, to the Swan River. This expansive subregion includes the Peel region, large mansions and heritage-listed buildings such as Old Mill, South Perth Post Office and the Wesley College Chapel & Memorial Rose Garden

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Perth South East

The Perth Southeast sub-region is a growing residential, rural and semi-rural area, between 5 and 55 kilometres from the Perth CBD. Bound by the Swan River, the subregion is blessed with numerous National and Regional Parks, nature reserves, lakes, and state forests. Its abundant biodiversity can be seen at Perth Zoo, Perth Observatory and the Cohunu Koala Park.

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Pilbara

For a bounty of cultural experiences and insights, look no further. The Pilbara region in Western Australia has some of the world’s most ancient natural landscapes dating back two billion years and stretching over 400,000 square kilometres. There are over 700 historic Indigenous archaeological sites and 10,000 rock engravings, many dating back some 30,000 years.

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Kimberley

One of the world's last wilderness frontiers, the Kimberley boasts prolific wildlife, majestic canyons, freshwater swimming holes and several outback stations, as well as one of Australia's greatest 4WD road trips. Despite the area's remoteness, it's also a place of great food, luxury accommodation, friendly locals and one of the most romantic beach towns on Earth. With ample adventure opportunities, the Kimberley region has it all.

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