The Goldfields/Esperance Region
The Goldfields and Esperance region is a combination of the golden outback, built on the hopes and dreams of gold rush fortune seekers, wildflower country, and squeaky-clean white sand, turquoise waters, and untouched islands. There are an array of activities and adventures to embark on in the region, here are our top five:
- If historic buildings, character pubs and remnants of more than a century of gold rush history is your thing, then exploring the ghost town of Gawlia and museum in Leonora is the place to be.
- The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Cup is one of the biggest races on the WA calendar, attended by thousands of people from across the nation. Held in September/October the Race Round is an unforgettable experience.
- Stand beside Kalgoorlie’s Super Pit and marvel at one of the largest open-cut mines on earth and the biggest gold mine in Australia. It truly must be seen to be believed.
- If seeking waves is more your thing, then head down to the coast and hit the surf at West Beach, Fourth Beach or Observatory Beach in Esperance.
- Adventure down one of the many trails and walkways. Whether you’re a hiking enthusiast or casual stroller, Esperance offers a variety of different bush, beach and wetland trail experiences.
The Goldfields/Esperance region has a wide array of clinical exposure to the following:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
- Emergency medicine
- Mental health
- Drug and alcohol services
- Obstetrics and gynaecology
- Chronic disease
There are seven training facilities for you to choose from in the Goldfields/Esperance region, ranging from GP practices, and Aboriginal Medical Services, to the local hospital. You’ll be well supported by one or more of the 11 rural generalist supervisors in the region, as well as the other registrars living and working in the region’s major towns. You will also have regular contact with your regional medical educator, Dr Taya Carter, and your program training advisor, Jade Dunning.
By working in a rural area such as the Goldfields/Esperance, you are eligible to receive the rural support payment. This payment is available to registrars in rural and remote and/or district workforce shortage areas and is designed to help cover some of the costs of training in a rural/remote area. As a rural generalist registrar working in the region you can receive anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 per semester for the duration of your training. This is dependent on your location and term level. To find out more go to our handy Facility Finder online tool HERE