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GP locum: Halls Gap

  • : RWAV (Rural Workforce Agency - Victoria)
  • : 06-Jun-2018
  • : Halls Gap VIC 3381

Position Description:

  • 4 days per week only

  • Aboriginal health experience preferred, no VMO or on-call

  • Opportunity to explore the beautiful Grampians region

Required Dates: 12-15 June,  26-29 June, 28-31 August, 25-27 September, 6-9 November, 13-16 November, 2018.

Practice hours: Tuesday – Fridays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ( Fridays till 4:00 pm) 4 days per week

Fees: $550 per session. Lovely cottage accommodation provided for 4 nights per week (Mon – Thurs) and return travel costs covered.

Role: Locum required for 4 days per week at this very well-managed Aboriginal health clinic in the rural town of Halls Gap. An interest in Aboriginal health is essential and on-site cultural training will be provided. The clinic runs 20 minute appointments and the doctors are very well supported by nursing staff and Aboriginal health workers. The clinic has an ongoing roster system of repeat locums and is always open to new locums joining the team.

Practice Details:

Budja Budja is the traditional Aboriginal name for Halls Gap. The Budja Budja Aboriginal Co-operative was established in 1999 with the aim of delivering a range of cultural, medical, health and well-being services to both the local Indigenous and non-Indigenous community. This is a solo practice with one consulting room, one treatment room and support from Aboriginal healthcare workers and two nurses who assist with health assessments, children checks, referrals and recalls as well as health promotion activities and chronic care programs.

The clinic provides men’s, women’s, youth group services and also offers outreach allied health services, educational, health and well-being programs, work related training, advocacy services, justice programs and short-term/emergency housing.

The practice has no VMO rights and procedural skills are not necessary. No on-call or after-hours work is required.

About Halls Gap:   

The small township of Halls Gap with a population of 300 is situated in the Grampians National Park that bursts to life with tourists who come to explore the unique landscape. Words can’t describe this ancient and living landscape. It is also an easy drive to the larger townships of Stawell and Ararat.

A number of cafes and tourist shops can be found facing the grassy areas fronting Stony Creek, while the attractive Halls Gap Picnic Reserve is just across the road from the rest of the commercial centre. Lake Bellfield, just a few kilometres south of Halls Gap, offers picnic areas, swimming and boating activities. A variety of dining experiences are on offer from a family friendly hotel to sophisticated restaurants offering divine food matched with local wines.

Major social events occur on a monthly basis from jazz festivals and  art exhibitions to theatre and cycling, and, of course, a trip to the local zoo is a must.

Dates of Placement:

12/06/2018 - 21/12/2018

After Hours/On-call:

Not required

VMO Rights:

Not required

Computer Software:

Medical Director

Patient load:

20 minute appointments

Solo or Group Practice:


Accommodation Provided:

Yes provided for days worked

Travel Costs Covered:

Travel costs covered

Regional Information 

The spectacular Grampians and Mount Arapiles rise above the vast plains of sheep and wheat in this part of Victoria providing a diverse array of native wildlife, picturesque walking tracks, and breathtaking scenic attractions.

The Great Ocean Road is a must-see – the famous road follows the rugged coast from Melbourne to the South Australian border making for a scenic road trip.

Key features:

  • Great Ocean Road

  • Otway Ranges

  • Grampians

  • Major towns: Horsham, Ararat, Ballarat, Warrnambool



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