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Rugged red earth, bright blue skies, rainbows of blooming wildflowers, spectral ghost-towns, snow-white beaches and old tales of gold– myriad are the colours of the Goldfields-Esperance region, etched with the legacy of a hundred-year gold rush, herein lies the heart of Western Australia’s wild west. And the romance with gold lives on in Kalgoorlie, with its grand old buildings, historic pubs and colourful characters.
A land area of 771,276 sq.km makes the Goldfields-Esperance over three times the size of Victoria state, and the biggest region in WA with just under a third of total land mass. Yet it contains only 2.5% of the State population with just over 60,000 people. Australia’s largest outback city, Kalgoorlie-Boulder is located approximately 600 km east of Perth and is the main population centre (population: 33,000), followed by Esperance (population: 15,000).
The East-West railway passes through Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and the airport hosts regular flights in and out of Perth. Esperance port, the deepest port in the southern hemisphere serves industries as an entry and exit point for the north to south transport.
This region is part of WA’s ‘Golden Outback’ that offers astounding diversity and beauty in its tranquil eucalyptus forests, wide sweeping plains, dry lake beds, low-lying scrubland, spinifex fields and coastal scenery.
Healthcare Jobs and Medical Centre Jobs in Kalgoorlie, Goldfields and Esperance
Mining is the largest driver of the region’s economy, dominated by gold and nickel. Agriculture and tourism are also strong contributors to the economy, with fishing and aquaculture along the coastlines of Esperance and Ravensthorpe. Higher education is offered through the Kalgoorlie campus of Curtin University and the Central Regional TAFE. Healthcare employs 6.9% of the workforce, with about 2000 jobs.
The Goldfields Health Region of the WA Country Health Service provides the healthcare needs of this region. Country WA is the Primary Health Network (PHN) serving the area. Healthcare Services include key public hospitals at Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Ravensthorpe and Norseman, together with a range of community-based services, aged care and mental health services, and a number of ‘health partners’.
The median housing price of $ $276,000 and median rent of $350 is lower than the state average. The Goldfields-Esperance is renowned for its lifestyle, its friendly people, a great sense of community combined with excellent facilities and great opportunities. Whether you want to be close to nature, experience a sea change, explore unique landscapes or simply live in a friendly community, the Goldfields-Esperance region is the place for you.