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At the heart of Australia, Central Australia, is also the heart of the Aboriginal art world. The indigenous linkages to the land run deep, and inspired art – songs, dance, and paintings, moves beyond frames and canvases into the very lives of its people. The vast outback and remote outstation communities find common ground at Alice Springs, where they converge to celebrate their unique lifestyle with unconventional festivals like – the Camel Cup, the Henley-on-Todd Regatta, and Beanie Festival!
Central Australia is located in the southern part of NT, flanked in the east by the Queensland border, and to the west by the Western Australian border. It is composed of the main town of Alice Springs, stations such as Barrow Creek, a vast majority of indigenous settlements and tracts of arid desert land. The region is sparsely populated, and only 41,000 people reside here.
The town serves as an important tourist hub and service centre for the larger region. A great number from adjoining Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia avail retail and healthcare services. Mining and Tourism, as well as Pastoral industries, contribute to the local economy. Healthcare and Social Assistance is a significant employer, providing over 14,100 jobs.
The MacDonnell Ranges, house a number of hiking trails and swimming holes. The giant, red sand dunes and interesting rock formations in the Simpson Desert are exquisite.
Healthcare Jobs and Medical Centre Jobs in Alice Springs and Central Australia, NT
Education is overseen by the Department of Education and Training. The Alice Springs School of the Air delivers education in remote areas. A campus of Charles Darwin University offers courses in TAFE and higher education. The Centre for Appropriate Technology provides a range of services to encourage and guide Aboriginal people.
The Northern Territory Primary Health Network (PHN) supports the professionals in the region. The Central Australia Health Service (CAHS), provides comprehensive primary health care services. The Alice Springs Hospital, Tennant Creek Hospital, are public hospitals in the region providing a range of general and specialized services including Mental Health, Aboriginal Health and Alcohol Abuse. A dispatch centre for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia operates here.
Alice Springs lies equidistant from Darwin and Adelaide, and Stuart Highway is the state’s most important road. Daily coaches and flights service Alice Springs. Located on the Adelaide-Darwin railway, the town is also accessible by train.
The low median housing price of $300,000 and median weekly rent of $375 make housing comfortably affordable. And the unique outback lifestyle of the Red Centre beckons!
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