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Change Your Latitude – Rural Health Careers

The change you want is waiting for you in rural Australia. From country and coastal towns to remote outback communities, health professionals are getting the opportunities and fulfilment they might not find in the big cities.

With so many recruitment opportunities in every state across Australia, you have the freedom to choose between a wide range of positions. You could discover a practice that offers a better work/life balance. You could have more time for yourself, your partner and your family. You could make the most of the opportunities provided by rural and remote living.

Bushwalking, fishing or horse riding could be available at your doorstep. Rock climbing, skiing, swimming or surfing could be just down the road.

And if you’re a doctor or medical student, there’s never been a better time to go rural thanks to a variety of Federal Government incentives

Ready to help you find your dream job are Australia’s state and territory Rural Workforce Agencies.

These not-for-profit, government-funded organisations specialise in the recruitment and support of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who want to carve out a career in rural Australia.

If you’re interested in making a life-changing difference, contact one of the agencies below:


Rural Workforce Agency Victoria

03 9349 7800



02 4924 8000

NSW Rural Doctors Network



07 3105 7800

Health Workforce Queensland



Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Inc.

08 8234 8277



NT Health Workforce

08 8982 1000



Rural Health West

08 6389 4500



Health Recruitment Plus

03 6334 2355

Reinvent Your Career would like to thank Rural Health Workforce Australia for contributing the above article. Please visit their website at: for more information.

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