Living and working in GP jobs, Practice Nurse jobs in Albany and Great Southern
The Great Southern with rugged coastlines, jutting cliffs and dramatic rock formations, and the power and beauty of crashing waves there is a fascinating section of the larger South Coast of Western Australia. The historical port of Albany serves as the administrative centre for the region that attracts hordes of holidaymakers, tourists, anglers and surfers, who are all driven in by the rustic scenic beauty, unparalleled charm and well-preserved heritage.
Albany is regarded as the oldest European settlement in Western Australia, predating Perth and Fremantle by over two years. It is located 418 km south-east of Perth, to which it is linked by Albany Highway, and has an estimated population of 33,970 people.
The Torndirrup National Park features some of the most stunning coastlines in the area and natural sights include the ‘Natural Bridge’ and the ‘Gap’. Albany features one of the world’s best natural harbours – The Princess Royal Harbour, and here you can enjoy sighting whales, dolphins and seals. Many beaches with white sands and coves with secluded beaches surround Albany, with Middleton Beach being the closest to the town centre.
Albany is well connected by road and airway. It has a town bus service that includes five town routes and is connected to Perth with road coach services. Regional Express Airlines, a national independent regional airline, provides transport between Perth and Albany Airport.
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Given the tracts of fertile soil in the area, the economy of the Great Southern Region is dominated by livestock farming, pastoring and crop-growing including cereal grain farming. Albany’s main industries are tourism, fishing, timber and agriculture. The size of Albany’s ageing population is noteworthy. Health Care and Social Assistance is a well-established sector and the largest employer generating over 2,000 jobs.
Primary Health Network area is Country WA and the Albany Hospital is a Medium regional hospital with an emergency department, serving the region.
There are currently several primary schools, 8 high schools and 2 universities – University of Western Australia and Curtin University of Technology, in the region. The South Regional TAFE also has a campus located here.
The median housing price of $508,000, is higher, but the median rent of $348 is lower than the state average, making it less expensive to rent in Albany. The allure of fine food and local wine, indulging in scintillating outdoors and beaches, a way of life that caters to everyone – many are the reasons that make Albany a perfect place to live.
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