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GP's are you considering relocation?

We’re recruiting GPs to the NSW Hunter, New England, Mid Coast and Central Coast regions with financial incentives available to assist with relocation.

With endless outdoor adventures, incredible landscapes and generous hospitality, here you’ll find everything you need for a combination of relaxed lifestyle and supported career.

Eligible locations

Barrington Coast
Barrington Coast

The Barrington Coast is the epitome of diversity with sandy beaches, rainforest highlands, calming lakes and cascading waterfalls, national parks and historic towns covering an area of 10,000 square kilometres. It truly is nature’s playground.

Encompassing the Great Lakes, Manning Valley, Gloucester and Barrington Tops plateau, the region is located around 320km to the north of Sydney on the lower mid north coast of New South Wales.

Taree and Forster-Tuncurry are the region’s two main population centres, while a slower pace can be found in rural and coastal havens including Tea Gardens-Hawks Nest, Harrington, Old Bar, Bulahdelah, and Wingham.

Visit to learn more about the region and the range of social, cultural, sporting and lifestyle opportunities on offer.

Dungog Shire
Dungog Shire

Dungog Shire is in the Hunter Region of NSW and is renowned for its forests, mountains and clean rivers and picturesque villages. Situated in the Barrington Tops region and with a population of approximately 8,700 people, Dungog Shire encompasses the townships of Dungog, Clarence Town, Gresford, Vacy, and Paterson.

According to Dungog Shire Council, all are vibrant communities and offer a range of benefits including flowing rivers, parks, country cafes, pubs, and farms. Nestled between the Pacific and New England Highways, Dungog Shire is an easy hour's drive from Newcastle, The Great Lakes, Hunter Wine Country or Port Stephens and 2 hours from Sydney's northern suburbs via the M1 freeway.

Housing remains affordable and there is abundant land whether you're seeking acreage living or lifestyle blocks in the townships.

Northwest NSW | Moree, Narrabri, Gwydir
Northwest NSW | Moree, Narrabri, Gwydir

Northwest NSW is considered nature’s playground. Renowned for its thermal artesian spas, national parks and ancient volcanic formations, the region is home to Australia’s most productive agricultural areas.

Moree Shire is located around 500km from Sydney and its landscape offers panoramic views of countryside that’s home to paddocks of golden wheat, cotton, cattle and homesteads gardens thanks to reliable rainfalls and rich soil. The natural environment also supports delicious local produce, from olive groves and vineyards to beef.

Beneath the Moree Plains lies the Great Artesian Basin. Discovered in 1895, the natural artesian hot springs are reputed to provide health and healing benefits, guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Narrabri Shire is conveniently located halfway between Brisbane and Sydney and is the heart of the rich Namoi Valley. Producing some of the world’s highest quality wheat, cotton, lamb, beef, and several research facilities it is a modern regional growth centre encompassing a strong business community without the pressures of a city environment.

Mount Kaputar National Park is a short drive east of Narrabri, and a perfect spot for camping, cycling, horse riding and birdwatching. It’s also home to the Narrabri Fish Farm, the largest freshwater fish farm in NSW.

Gwydir Shire is located on the north-western slopes and plains of NSW, approximately 560 kilometres north of Sydney, extending from the Nandewar Range in the south, north to close to the NSW-Queensland border. Agriculture is the primary land use and economic activity of the Shire, with cattle and sheep production the main activities.

People who enjoy the outdoors will not be disappointed with the range of activities and sights within the northwest NSW region.

Liverpool Plains | Gunnedah, Qurindi, Murrrurundi
Liverpool Plains | Gunnedah, Qurindi, Murrrurundi

Surrounded by the expansive Liverpool Plains and framed by the Nandewar Ranges Gunnedah is a commodity hub and a significant producer of cotton, coal, beef, lamb and pork, and cereal and oilseed grains. It’s also the home of AgQuip, one of Australia’s biggest annual agricultural trade shows.

A vibrant country town located on the banks of the Namoi River, Gunnedah has a deep indigenous heritage, and its landscape was the inspiration for Dorothea Mackellar’s evocative poem My Country.

Gunnedah is a five-hour drive from Sydney and just one-hour from Tamworth.

Located in the heart of the Liverpool Plains, Quirindi is a medium-sized rural service centre which is surrounded by rich agricultural and pastoral properties where sorghum, corn, oats, chickpeas, cotton, canola, sunflowers, wheat, and barley are grown.

Nature lovers can view vast postcard perfect fields of sunflowers that transform the rural farmlands every year between December and March and the nearby Quipolly Dam is a sanctuary for many bird species.

Quirindi is just over four hours’ drive from Sydney and less than an hour from Tamworth.

Murrurundi is a small rural service centre located by the Pages River at the foot of the Liverpool Ranges.

Its rural heritage has been well preserved with the main street, Mayne Street, being declared an urban conservation area and many local buildings being placed on the National Trust register.

The Murrurundi hinterland is home to Timor Caves and the remarkable Wallabadah Rock, the largest monolith in Australia after Uluru and Mount Augustus.

Murrurundi is an hour away from Tamworth and two and half hours from Newcastle on the New England Highway.

New England High Country | Inverell, Glen Innes, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha
New England High Country | Inverell, Glen Innes, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha

Located on the highest tableland of the Great Dividing Range, the New England region is a contrasting landscape of dramatic gorges, stunning waterfalls, and awe-inspiring views to the east and rolling granite landscapes and open plains to the west.

An historic town by the MacIntyre River, Inverell is the heart of New England’s gemstone country, sapphires to be exact. A seven-hour drive from Sydney and just under five hours from Brisbane, Inverell Pioneer Village is home to a collection of historical buildings dating from 1841.

Inverell Shire Council’s vision is to create an inclusive, vibrant community while offering opportunities for resourceful businesses and residents, as well as support services for both commerce and industry.

Glen Innes, a rural town with landscape like the Scottish Highlands and a strong Celtic connection, has 30 heritage-listed buildings and beautifully quaint main street.

With a similar rich subterranean vein as Inverell, Glen Innes is nicknamed gemstone country due to deposits of sapphires and other gems. It’s also part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, the Washpool National Park and Gibraltar Range National Park.

Tenterfield is known as the ‘birthplace of Australia’, being the town where Sir Henry Parkes made his famous 1889 speech calling for Australia's federation. Steeped in history, the town is an eight-hour drive from Sydney, around 3hr 30min from Brisbane.

Tenterfield Shire’s economy is largely based on agriculture, in particular cattle and sheep farming, and a growing number of horticultural and intensive livestock industries. Tourism, retail, and hospitality are also important industries that draw visitors to the region.

Uralla is considered the foodie capital of New England High Country with its exceptional produce, boutique wineries, local brewers and distillers, and artisanal creators renowned in the region.

Steeped in colonial gold rush history and indigenous heritage, Uralla is a 5hr 30min drive from Sydney, six hours from Brisbane, just over an hour from Tamworth and only 20min from Armidale.

As the oldest settlement in the New England region, the small town of Walcha has a rich history complimented by its natural beauty and overall country charm.

Serving as the southern gateway to the World Heritage Listed Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, Walcha also features a unique open-air gallery of 50 outdoor sculptures created by local, national, and international artists linings its streets.

Walcha is just over five hours’ drive north of Sydney, around six hours from Brisbane and 50min from Armidale.

Tamworth region | Manilla, Barraba, Kootingal
Tamworth region | Tamworth, Manilla, Barraba, Kootingal

Manilla is an historic country town located 44 kilometres north of Tamworth at the junction of the Manilla and Namoi Rivers in a rich wheat-growing, wool, mixed farming, and fat lamb district.

In recent times it has become internationally famous as a paragliding destination with Mount Borah playing host to the world championships.

Beyond that it is surrounded by rich countryside which makes the local dams - Lake Keepit and Split Rock - attractive leisure destinations and Warrabah National Park an ideal place for bushwalkers.

Barraba is located on the Manilla River with the Nandewar Ranges to the west, the Horton Valley to the north-west, and undulating slopes and tablelands to the south-east and north.

The district is mainly a cropping area together with sheep and cattle grazing. The main appeal of the area lies in its long history as a mining town and the attractive and dramatic national parks which surround it.

Barraba is a six-hour drive from both Sydney and Brisbane, and just over an hour from Tamworth.

Kootingal is located on the northern bank of a bend in the Cockburn River, 20 km to the north-east of Tamworth.

Nestled in a small rich alluvial valley in the Moonbi Ranges, part of the Great Dividing Range, it’s an agricultural-based town with lucerne, fruit, vegetable, chicken and egg farms.

Upper Hunter | Scone, Aberdeen, Merriwa
Upper Hunter | Scone, Aberdeen, Merriwa

The historic town of Scone is known for it’s dozens of horse studs and world-class thoroughbred breeders as much as it is for its World Heritage wilderness and magnificent national parks.

The region is also home to cattle and sheep grazing, cereal cropping, dairies, and boutique wineries. The town and the district have many significant historic buildings and recreation lovers can head to Lake Glenbawn, a popular spot for water skiing, wake boarding, swimming, sailing, canoeing, sailboarding, and fishing.

Scone is located on the New England Highway, 276 km north of Sydney via the M1 and Singleton.

Also renowned for its strong equine links is Aberdeen, a rural service town in the heartland of the Hunter Valley horse stud area.

This is a district where early, wealthy settlers acquired large land holdings which were often used as bases for explorations which passed through looking for new lands to the west and the north. Many of the original properties have been turned into successful horse studs.

Today dairying, wheat, lucerne, horse studs, cattle and sheep are integral parts of the local economy.

The small town of Merriwa is located on the Golden Highway in the Upper Hunter about halfway between Dubbo and Newcastle.

Merriwa has a rich colonial history demonstrated by its homesteads, courthouses, police stations, hotels, and churches. A must see is Goulburn River National Park for its stunning sandstone cliffs, caves and gorges containing an abundance of Indigenous stencils, paintings and cultural artifacts.

The annual Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces celebrates the rich agricultural history of the region with the highlight being the ‘running of the sheep’, complete with their red socks.

If you’re looking for a location that provides the perfect balance between family and work as a GP, a tree change is hard to beat.

View available jobs below, or get in touch with The PHN and see how we can help you relocate to the Hunter, New England and Central Coast region.

New England Region Jobs

General Practitioner

The UNE Medical Centre are seeking a VR registered GP to join our Practice in Armidale. The UNE Medical Centre is AGPAL accredited and has been operating since 1968. We located at the Tablelands Clinical School which is situated on the gro …

New England Region GP Negotiable Employment Applications close 30/09/2022

Paediatricians (FASD Assessments)

We are seeking dedicated and passionate developmental paediatricians to contribute to multi-disciplinary Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder assessments of young people all over the country – Shepparton, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Ballina, Adel …

New England Region GP Casual Employment Applications close 02/09/2022

DPA, MM4 Area - Providence Medical Shoal Bay - General Practitioner.

Providence Medical Shoal Bay is an established Practice with a huge patient base.

New England Region GP Contract Employment Applications close 31/12/2022

Hunter Region Jobs

URGENT General Practitioner required for PRIVATE billing Practice - Maitland (DPA)(near The New Maitland Hospital)

A rare opportunity has arisen for a motivated, friendly GP to join our team at Tenambit Medical Centre. Our GPs take home 70% of all billings

Hunter Region GP Negotiable Employment Applications close 31/12/2022

Newcastle | General Practitioner **DPA Location**

Great earning potential immediately + Relocation support available (if moving into the area). Agreements tailored to your individual needs.

Hunter Region GP Negotiable Employment Applications close 06/09/2022

General Practitioner - Full time or part time flexible hours

Opportunity to join a supportive and friendly General Practice team providing health care for students and staff of the University of Newcastle.

Hunter Region GP Negotiable Employment Applications close 30/09/2022

General Practitioners - Serco/Australian Defence Force – Singleton, Williamtown, Penguin

Flexible work options with permanent full-time, part-time and casual positions available. As a civilian General Practitioner working with the Australian Defence Force, you will deliver important clinical care to those who serve.

Hunter Region GP Part Time Employment Applications close 01/09/2022

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