Work as a GP in Regional Areas
From laid-back, quieter lifestyles to friendly locals, stunning natural environments and cheaper cost of living, there are a lot of benefits to escaping the big cities! Although the majority of Australians live in the large cities, 32% of the population live in regional and rural towns and cities. The population of Regional Australia is growing, up from 28% in 2017. The Australian Bureau of National Statistics suggest that this will continue to grow over the coming years.
Approximately two thirds of Australia’s export earnings come through regional industries such as tourism, agriculture and manufacturing and Australia’s regional and rural areas are integral to Australian values from the diverse landscape and culture, history and people
What are the benefits of regional work as a GP?
The friendliness and social environment of regional communities is highlighted as being a positive aspect of living and working in these areas. Most Regional GP jobs are located in a town or small city or at least within easy access of one. This allows for a great lifestyle with access to educational and leisure activities without living in a crowded city.
Professional benefits can include reduced moratorium (the time you need to work in DWS), bonus payments, accommodation and car offered (this doesn’t happen as often in the city) and the chance to practise your special interests.
Please get in touch to discuss which opportunities and locations may suit you best. We’ve lived and worked across Australia so can give you honest, knowledgeable information.
Here a taster of some of the GP jobs we have available:
GP based in Tasmania, offering 65% of billings with an income potential of over £170K on a 2 year contract and relocation offered.
GP based in Rural New South Wales, High income of up to $450k per year in a mixed billing practice, relocation assistance plus house and car
GP based on the southern Gold Coast, highly sought after Gold Coast location in a friendly practice with supportive team and income up to $10K per week
For more information on working in a regional or rural location in Australia please get in touch with one of our specialist Consultants in the GP Recruitment team