Western Australia Country Health Service


Employer Profile: Western Australia Country Health Service

The Western Australia Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest health service in the world, managing a strong network of 70 public hospitals, health services and nursing posts across cities, towns and rural and remote areas in the vast Australian state.

Its goal is the provision of quality, accessible health care services to all residents from large regional centres to small rural communities, including aboriginal populations. 

It provides a full range of primary, secondary and tertiary medical services to adults and children from modern, well equipped hospitals and clinics and an innovative use of telemedicine services.


The Region

Western Australia is the state occupying the western third of  Australia, bounded by the Indian and Southern Oceans. This is the second largest subdivision of a country in the world and is inhabited by a population of just 2.6 million inhabitants, most of whom live in Perth, the capital and the southern part of the state. Its major industries are mining, agriculture and tourism. 

The state is an enchanting mix of lush tropical beaches, expansive coastlines, vast argricultural land and outback. It's fertile southwest is a playground of white-sand coves, rampant wildflowers and lush forests abuzz with wildlife.

Up north in the big-sky, red-dirt Pilbara and Kimberley you'll encounter gorgeous gorges and mesmerising waterfalls, and no one else for miles and miles. In between is 12,500km of truly spectacular coastline.

Medical Jobs in WACHS

WAHCS has excellent job opportunities for physicians at all career levels plus some special training opportunities for rural and remote medicine and enhanced practice opportunities for GPS.

  • Clinical Directors and Leaders: clinical director posts at a regional and state level
  • Specialists: consultants / specialists in most specialities
  • Registrars and house officers: training and service jobs
  • District Medical Officers (DMOs): GPs with enhanced skills in emergency medicine, anaesthetics and obstetrics
  • Rural and Remote Medicine: accredited training posts 

What You Need 

To work in WACHS you need to have:

  • Eligible for a specialist or general licence with the AHPRA
  • Fluent English language skills - IETLS or OET
  • Medical Degree recognised by WHO
  • Internship completed

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