Region profile: Great Southern

Posted on 31st Mar 2020

The Great Southern region, often referred to as the 'Great Outdoors' begins just 220 kilometres south east of Perth. It boasts pristine waterways, fertile land, fresh produce and prize-winning wines with rugged coastline that provides unbeatable scenery and oceanside adventure, popular family beaches and quiet sheltered bays.

The Great Southern comprises many natural beauties, outdoor adventures and everything you need as a local. Here's what we love about the Great Southern:

  1. Try one of WA’s hardest walking and hiking trails in the Porongurup National Park, Bluff Knoll and beyond.
  2. Indulge in some freshly caught seafood, paired with some of the state’s finest wine.
  3. Spend the afternoon at Lake Ewlyamartup in Katanning.
  4. Join one of the region’s Aboriginal experience tours and discover traditions and the culture of Denmark, Albany, the Stirling Ranges and Kojonup.
  5. Swim in the crystal-clear waters of Little Beach near Albany or Greens Pool near Denmark or head to Bremer Bay and keep an eye out for killer whales.
  6. Marvel at Albany’s coastline from The Gap and Natural Bridge lookouts in Torndirrup National Park, then meander under giant wind turbines at Albany’s Wind Farm.

There are a variety of skills you could develop as a registrar in Great Southern, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, aged care, emergency medicine, mental health, obstetrics and gynaecology, sports medicine and youth care. The opportunities are endless!

If you’ve got questions about life and medicine in the Great Southern, get in touch with us on 08 9473 8200 or