Working in rural and remote areas

Working in rural and remote healthcare settings provides you with unique opportunities you wouldn’t get in metropolitan hospital settings.

You’ll work in diverse and supportive environments that offer attractive lifestyle opportunities and experiences, and enable you to make big differences in small communities. These communities will help you grow, connect, learn and create life-defining experiences that will shape who you are as a health professional and a person.

With no 2 days ever the same, we’ll support you to:

  • work to the top of your clinical scope
  • work in a true multidisciplinary team
  • care for a variety of acute, primary, and chronic conditions
  • make a difference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • access professional development and support networks to advance your clinical and leadership skills
  • access a range of financial benefits such as rural and remote allowances.

We’ve expanded our workforce attraction scheme

When you join us from another state or make the move from overseas, you might be eligible for up to $20,000

If you take up a job in regional or rural Queensland, you might be eligible for up to $70,000 even if you’re moving from Brisbane metro.

Competitive salary packages

In addition to a base wage, you’ll get bonus payments for each year of service and shift work penalty rates. You may also be eligible for free or subsidised accommodation, and relocation costs.

We also provide extra superannuation contributions and have salary packaging options.

Great work-life balance

We offer great work life balance and leave arrangements including leave loading and ability to purchase additional leave.

For our nurses and midwives, you’ll be part of one of the few health systems with nurse and midwife to patient ratios.

Rural and remote training

We’re committed to making sure all rural and remote healthcare service providers are empowered through high-quality education and training opportunities.

Career paths

Our rural and remote areas

Working in rural and remote Queensland provides a unique lifestyle with diverse personal and professional opportunities

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Last updated: April 2024