Kimberley - Derby

Vacancy Number: 1352

The Kimberley Renal Service is seeking a General Practitioner who is interested in providing support and care to remote Aboriginal communities struggling with chronic kidney disease in their Derby and Fitzroy Crossing facilities. Working in a multidisciplinary framework within the Kimberley Renal Services Team, and with the support from the visiting nephrologist, you will contribute medical expertise in order to enhance regional efforts in the prevention, early detection and better management of chronic kidney disease. In addition to this you will ensure optimum care is provided to clients on renal replacement therapies within the Kimberley region. Must be willing to travel on light aircraft and be able to drive a 4 WD vehicle to other sites. Working hours for this great position are Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 4.30 pm.

The Practice Private, solo practice.
The Package
  • Renumeration: $201,000 - $250,000 depending on experience, plus additonal 25% for on call. Ability to salary sacrifice up to $31,177.
  • Accommodation: 2 bed room, 2 bathroom fully furnished property provided at a subsidised rate
  • Vehicle: Work vehicle provided
  • Leave: 6 weeks plus 2 weeks study leave per annum
Map of Kimberley


The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.

The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.

The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.

There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.