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General practitioner jobs in Western Australia

Great lifestyle and rewarding work for doctors in rural and remote Western Australia!

Rural Health West works with medical practitioners to help them find their ideal jobs in general practice and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services throughout Western Australia.

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We have a wide variety of rewarding work for doctors in rural and remote WA, offering clinical diversity, the chance to use your procedural skills and that elusive work-life balance in some of Western Australia’s most iconic locations.

Whether you are a nationally or internationally trained general practitioner, we can support you into a job that suit your needs. We can provide financial assistance through various grants, including relocation assistance and financial incentives. We can also support your family with grants and assistance.

We can place hospital-based doctors into rural general practice jobs in Western Australia too and assist you onto a Fellowship pathway that best suits your needs.

View vacancies for rural and remote doctor jobs in Western Australia below, or contact us for more information about opportunities for doctors.

Diversity of opportunities

Choose what works for you and your family. You can work full time or part time. You may choose to fly in and fly out or drive in and drive out to your workplace. Indulge in the wonderful culture of Aboriginal health. Use your procedural skills as a GP obstetrician, GP anaesthetist or GP surgeon. Whatever you’re seeking from you’re professional or personal life, we have the connections and knowledge to guide you.

Why choose us to find rural doctor jobs in Australia?

Rural Health West works with hundreds of practices, so we have the broadest range of rural jobs available for doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, allied health professionals, and Aboriginal health practitioners and workers across Western Australia.

We are funded by both the Australian and Western Australian governments to provide access to high quality healthcare to rural communities and reduce health disparity between rural and metropolitan areas, as well as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. As a for-purpose organisation, we are committed to helping you find a role where you and your family will thrive. We are the leader in the field when it comes to matching the right candidate to the right role. We offer our recruitment service at no cost and provide continued support beyond finding your initial employment.

Benefits of working in rural and remote WA

  • Unparalleled work-life balance
  • Hands-on opportunities
  • Broader scope and variety of clinical work
  • Great remuneration
  • Opportunity to support the next generation of medical professionals with supervisory roles
  • Great lifestyle that offers a slower pace and connection with nature, time to play sports and be with family and friends and much more
  • There is no cost to you or the practice for our service

We provide ongoing support

International Medical Graduates

It is a legislative requirement for International Medical Graduates to work in locations that have been classified as Distribution Priority Areas (DPA) to access a Medicare provider number for general practice services.

Some vacancies listed here may not have a DPA classification; however, Rural Health West can help you find an eligible position. If you have a specific location in mind, visit the Australian Government’s Health Workforce website to check the DPA status.

For further information on how Rural Health West can assist you to find rural doctor jobs in Western Australia, visit the Overseas-trained Doctors page.

“Country people are amazing; they're friendly and welcoming and they're always up to so much. Being a doctor in a country town is really different because you're an important part of that community and you contribute to that community's health and well-being. I think that is an awesome privilege. You also grow along the way with your patients and you learn as you go. They really take you on as part of the community, and it is an awesome feeling to be someone's doctor over a long period of time being a rural GP and share in their important milestones.”

Dr Kylie SterryKalgoorlie