Adventure while you earn in Western NSW

Earn great rates with travel and accommodation covered in Western New South Wales.

You'll get rural rates (up to $3,000 per day) whilst escaping to the vibrant communities of Western NSW. Sound interesting?

One of the most rewarding yet challenging career paths a doctor can take is serving as a locum in rural Australia. This opportunity provides a unique experience that offers professional growth, personal fulfillment, and societal contribution, making it a highly compelling option for physicians.

Professional growth and diverse clinical exposure

In rural Australia, the medical needs are vast and varied, leading to a broader scope of practice than you might experience in urban areas. As a locum, you will be exposed to a wide array of medical conditions, some of which are particularly prevalent or unique to rural communities. This enhances your clinical acumen, makes you a more versatile practitioner, and increases your problem-solving skills as you navigate healthcare with limited resources.

Work-life balance and adventure

Working as a locum in rural Australia doesn't just offer professional advantages; it can also be personally enriching. The slower pace of life, close-knit communities, and access to stunning natural beauty contribute to a better work-life balance. Whether you're an adventure enthusiast seeking to explore Australia's outback or someone simply seeking tranquility away from bustling city life, rural locum roles provide an experience like no other.

Addressing health disparities

Serving as a locum in rural areas also allows doctors to contribute meaningfully to society by addressing health disparities. Rural communities often have limited access to healthcare services, with fewer practitioners per capita compared to urban areas. By choosing to locum in rural Australia, you're directly contributing to reducing this gap, improving health outcomes for underserved communities, and making a real difference in people's lives.

Attractive remuneration and support

Rural locum work in Australia often comes with competitive remuneration packages, including benefits such as housing and travel allowances. This is due to government incentives designed to attract more healthcare practitioners to these underserved areas. Furthermore, there is a strong network of support for rural locums, from professional mentoring to community welcoming committees, making the transition smoother.

There are roles in an array of Western New South Wales locations. You can make a difference to the communities who need it most, here are some of the standouts.


Mudgee is renowned as a wine town, discover wineries set on rolling hills, that serve award-winning drops. Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Cudgegong River, the town offers all the character of its 19th-century past.


Remember the 2000 Australian film The Dish?, well a giant radio telescope located in this small but significant town played an integral part in the Apollo moon landings and inspired the film. If that wasn't enough, this town is also famous for its Elvis Festival, an annual event paying homage to the iconic rock n roll artist.


Nestled between vineyards, picturesque countryside, and the beautiful Lachlan Valley, Cowra is a charming country town. Spend your days off exploring historical buildings and military history, as well as tranquil gardens and fine wines.


Situated on the banks of the Macquarie River, this bustling regional centre in the Central Tablelands of NSW is rich with history and gold rush heritage. From rivers to bushlands; will find yourself surrounded by natural beauty.


Orange is a vibrant country town as rich in heritage as it is in award-winning restaurants and boutique shops. Sample local cuisine and produce in a region renowned for its fertile soils, cool climate wines, and picturesque scenery.


Nestled right in the heart of the stunning Macquarie Valley, Dubbo is a bustling country city situated beside the Macquarie River. Explore the award-winning Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo!

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Jordy Black
05 August 2022Article by Jordy BlackMedrecruit Editor