Live more: The lifestyle of a Central Coast NSW GP
The life of a big city GP is hectic – the long days, the traffic, the commute, the sheer volume of people. The Central Coast of NSW offers all the satisfaction of a successful career as a GP without the stress of capital city living.
Located just one hour from Sydney and half an hour from Newcastle, living and working on the Central Coast delivers on the promise of a true work/life balance on your own terms. Live more and stress less by making the ideal next step in your medical career.
Renowned for its laidback living and captivating environment, the Central Coast is truly the best of all worlds. The natural environment is the defining feature of the Central Coast and its most important asset. More than half of the region is waterways or areas which have significant biodiversity value.
Stunning natural environment
The Central Coast is a vibrant mix of urban hubs, seaside hamlets and hinterland villages. Choose the lifestyle you want to live and make it your reality.
Set the hours you want to work and spend the rest exploring the 41 beaches, five national parks, tailored heritage and foodie trails, farm gate experiences and hundreds of unique local businesses.
No two days need to be the same when living and working on the Central Coast. Fancy a coffee with a friend before work? No problem. You’ll make it on time without the hectic commute.
Are you a beach lover? Swap the stethoscope for your surfboard and hit the waves after work. By living and working on the Central Coast, you’ll always be spoilt for choice.
Affordable living, accessible services
With a median house price of $1,142,212 in December 2019, Sydney remains Australia's most expensive market, and out of reach for many first-home buyers. When compared to the average costs of a house in the key Central Coast hubs of Gosford ($570,000) and Wyong ($652,000), the figures speak for themselves.
Whether you’re looking for a home with a view of the ocean or the mountains, apartment living, a family-oriented estate or a rural acreage, there is housing to suit all needs and lifestyles.
The region is served by two acute hospitals (Gosford and Wyong), two sub-acute facilities and eight community health centres in addition to other community-based services. The region is also served by private hospitals specialising in surgical, medical, oncology, maternity, rehabilitation, and psychiatric services.
The Central Coast offers an extensive range of education choices for families. Child Care and Early Learning Centres, private schools, as well as selective and public schools are available, providing quality education to the differing needs of children.
Beyond school, the region also offers you pick of extracurricular activities. From being part of Nippers through the local Surf Life Saving Club, to sports, music and arts activities, your kids will find something to suit their interests.
Tertiary education is available through TAFE, College, and the University of Newcastle (Central Coast) based at Ourimbah campus, allowing young adults to continue living on the Central Coast while studying and developing their skills, which can further enhance the region’s resources and future capabilities.
Make the move
As a Central Coast GP, you decide where you work and what hours, tailoring your workload to suit your stage of life and career, all within a location that provides a relaxed lifestyle.
This flexibility creates opportunities to pursue other career interests, spend time with family and friends, travel, build up your savings or enjoy regular working hours.
Contact us today to make the move. You won’t regret it!