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Living and working in GP jobs, Practice Nurse jobs in Regional Tasmania
Tasmania is a magical place of diverse beauty with spectacular natural features, rich in contemporary art, Aboriginal culture and convict history. Journeying through the landscape takes you past tranquil rivers, giant forests, rolling hills and valleys, rugged mountain wilderness, patchwork agricultural hinterland, dramatic coastlines, spectacular national parks, abundant wildlife, quaint townships, vineyard country, bountiful orchards and scenic pastures – it’s in the regions that the essence of Tasmania emerges and mesmerizes. Tasmania is divided into three regions
Tasmania’s land area is 68,401 square kilometres, 42% of which of which is covered by national parks and reserves. Agricultural land occupies 28% of the land area. Only about 25% of Tasmania’s population, around 130,000 people, live in small towns, villages and regional dwellings. The main industries driving the economy are agriculture, forestry, fishing, tourism and mining. Healthcare and Social Assistance is the largest employment sector with 30,600 people or 14.2% of the workforce. The University of Tasmania is the largest educational institution, with campuses in Launceston, Hobart and Burnie. TasTAFE offers vocational education across multiple locations within Tasmania.
Healthcare Jobs and Medical Centre Jobs in Regional Tasmania
Regional Health Services are delivered by the Tasmanian Health Services of Nothern, Southern and North-West Regions. The main hospitals in the region are the Launceston General Hospital, the Royal Hobart Hospital, Mersey Community Hospital, and the North West Regional Hospital. There are a number of local hospitals and community healthcare services that cater to the regions. Ambulance Tasmania provides emergency care and medical transport. Housing, Disability and Community Services provides affordable housing, quality disability and family services to vulnerable people, families and their carers. Health professionals in the region are supported by Tasmania Primary Health Network (PHN).
Frequent flights connect to the Australian mainland from Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie. The Spirit of Tasmania is a large ferry that operates between Melbourne and Devonport. Driving in regional Tasmania is mostly on secondary one-lane roads, rather than major highways. Surf beaches with crashing waves, or walking trails in world-heritage protected forests, or a peaceful spot by the river to read a book and relax – are all a short drive away.
With a median house price of $238,500 and median weekly rent of $270, you can affordably live a rural lifestyle, with a chance to explore and make the most of one of the world’s last unspoiled corners.
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