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GP Locum - Marthakal Homelands Health Service - Galiwinku

  • Daily Locum rate $1300
  • East Arnhem Land
  • Dates from January 2020 onward

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Marthakal Homelands Health Service are currently seeking an experienced GP Locum for their Galiwinku Health Clinic.

Marthakal Homelands Health Service is based on Elcho Island in Galiwin’ku township and is a mobile health service that covers 15,000 square kilometres in remote East Arnhem Land. The MHHS is administered from Galiwin’ku on Elcho Island and includes homelands on Elcho Islands as well as the mainland of Australia. MHHS began operation in 2001 after the traditional owners of the Marthakal Homelands lobbied the federal government for a health service dedicated to their homelands. There are 27 homelands in the Marthakal Homelands region.

There are currently 12 homelands that are regularly provided with health care by the MHHS mobile health service. Four of these are on the mainland and are accessed by plane: Maparu, Matamata, Nyinyikay and Rorruwuy. The other 8 homelands are either close homelands (Dhambala, Galawarra, Ngayawilli, Dhayiri) or further up the island (Banthula, Djurranalpi, Gawa, Gulumarri) and are accessed by 4WD. Maparu is the largest homeland and is visited weekly. Many of the homelands are inaccessible during the Wet Season.

Dates Required

Urgent need for 2 weeks in January 2020

March - 2 weeks required - flexible dates

Clinic Opening Hours

8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday (GP Locum will not be required to do any on call work/public holidays).

Transport and Accommodation

All transport from the nearest major airport to and from your location is arranged by RWA NT.

Accommodation will be provided while on placement by the health service.

Patient Record System

This clinic uses Communicare.

Eligibility to Apply

Must have current non-restricted registration by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and general practice specialisation is essential. ALS or BLS, Immunisation certificate, CPD points, Working with children check.


The climate in Arhhem Land is tropical, with two distinct seasons: the wet and the dry. The area is great for fishing and it is argued that this area offers some of the best fishing and oldest Aboriginal rock art in the world.

For a confidential discussion about this excellent opportunity, contact Lauren Golotta, Locum Coordinator:

t 08 8982 1011


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