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Our service is about ‘Life’ – preserving life, improving life and keeping people well – not just a place to come to when you are sick. Far West Local Health District aims to provide good experiences for people using public health services by making sure these services are of high quality, appropriate, safe, available when and where needed, and coordinated to meet each individual’s needs.

At Far West, we know our staff make a real difference to our patients, clients, carers and families, and our communities. 

Our health services include facilities in several remote locations. These facilities offer an extensive range of services including mental health, dental, allied health, public health, Aboriginal health and multicultural health services. 

Far West can help you to accelerate your growth and professional development. Many of our staff become multi-skilled through the identification of additional roles and duties they want to undertake. Far West offers performance and development opportunities and secondments into new roles to give you the opportunity to work in new teams in new environments. 

Working in Far West will give you the skills and experience you need to work anywhere across our beautiful country. 

Offering rural and remote employment comes with its own benefits:

  • Salary sacrificing and packaging

  • LeasePlus car leases

  • Rural Doctor Network grants for nursing and allied health professions with a community focus. 

  • Paid accommodation for the first 3 months and 50% paid for the next three months (dependent on your role)

  • Staff accommodation at cheaper than private rental rates

  • Fleet vehicle use

  • 1 week extra leave every year

  • Isolation and climate allowance

  • Staff Networks

  • Social Club

  • Support through education and training

  • Diversity in case-mix and skill-mix

  • Free parking at all facilities

  • Annual innovation and staff excellence awards

  • Get Healthy Program for staff and volunteers

  • Corporate membership to local gyms

  • Culture of ownership

  • Employee Assistance Program


We also offer traineeships in Business Administration: Medical, Health Services Assistance, Allied Health Assistance, Dental Assistance and Aboriginal Primary Health Care for students in our local schools. This award-winning program offers the best of working with us, while maintaining your school and offering you a career path following the end of the traineeship. For more information, check out the SBATs Manual.