The South West Region
The South West region is your one-stop-shop for breathtaking scenery, quirky wildlife encounters and fulfilling experiences. You can enjoy natural beaches, beautiful vineyards, forest, caves and more. There is plenty to do in the South West, here are our top five:
- With a total of 24 national parks in the South West, there is no lack of nature to explore.
- The South West is home to many of WA’s famous wineries, the region is your one-stop-shop for everything gourmet. Make sure you visit the world-renowned wineries, breweries and distilleries, trawling farmers markets and gathering fresh fruit, vegetables and produce scattered across the region.
- Head to the coast for a day in the sun, surf and spectacular diving at one of the pristine beaches scattered across the region.
- After some entertainment? The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre hosts a year-long bill of music, dance, comedy and theatre acts.
- Experience a deep connection to the land and submerge yourself into Aboriginal culture with one of the many South West cultural tours.
The South West region has a wide array of medical presentations, including but not limited to:
- Primary health
- Mental health
- Drug and alcohol
- Emergency medicine
- Aged care
- Palliative and end of life care
There are 29 training facilities for you to choose from in the South West region, ranging from GP practices, maternity practices, and skin care clinics, to the local hospital. You’ll be well supported by one or more of the 52 Rural generalist s in the region, as well as the 56 other registrars living and working in the region’s major towns. You will also have regular contact with your regional medical educator, Dr Loryn Geyer, who is a local generalist and your program training advisor, Nikki Vickers.
By working in a rural area such as the South West, 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 South West region you can receive anywhere from $1,250 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 easy-to-use Facility Finder online tool HERE