Is there a Doctor in the house?


The Western Australian Department of Health (WA Health) is continuing its campaign to recruit overseas health professionals, with a very busy programme of events.

WA Health is currently seeking experienced hospital-based Doctors and also GPs, Registered Nurses, and Midwives with experience in the UK or Ireland, to fill a variety of speciality vacancies in Western Australia's world-class health system.

Western Australia has a fast-growing population, low unemployment and a total of A$5 billion committed to building new hospitals and upgrading services over the next 10 years, so the demand for experienced health professionals in Western Australia is very likely to continue.

The State offers one of the best lifestyles in the world with its endless blue skies, white sandy beaches and easy-going lifestyle. This is complemented by the State's first-class integrated health system that provides the opportunity to work across a wide range of clinical specialities in a highly dynamic environment.

Western Australia has a population of 2.3 million people, with 1.6 million of these living in the State's capital city, Perth. With a vast land area and low population, there are great opportunities to practice in rural and remote Australia, as well as opportunities working in large city teaching hospitals.

There are a range of visa options, but the first step to finding out if you are eligible is to check whether your qualifications are recognised in Australia.

Please see our health page for more information. WAGO can also help connect suitable applicants to hospitals and health services throughout Western Australia, in the capital city Perth and all regional areas.

To help people find out about living and working in Western Australia, WA Health has been busy travelling across Ireland, Scotland and England to exhibit at the Downunder Live and Working Abroad series of events, as well as the Manchester Careers Fair at the University of Salford. The programme continues with Opportunities Overseas events in London and Manchester over the coming weeks.

The recruitment drive includes GPs for the new Southern Inland Health Initiative, a A$565 million program funded under the Government of Western Australia's Royalties for Regions program. It includes A$240 million investment in the regional health workforce, as well as A$325 million for capital works over the next five years.

The SIHI has had a successful start, as reported in December when the first six doctors were appointed under the scheme (click here to read the article).