Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District



Experience a new lifestyle as a Healthcare Professional in New South Wales, Australia.

About Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) provides health services for the residents of the Illawarra Shoalhaven region – around 400,000 people. This catchment covers the Wollongong, Kiama, Shellharbour and Shoalhaven Local Government Areas.

ISLHD is one of the region’s largest employers with a workforce of more than 8,500 staff. They operate eight hospital sites and provide community health services from approximately 58 locations across the region.

Living and working in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven

ISLHD is nestled between the mountains and the sea on the stunning New South Wales South Coast of Australia. Wherever you're located, there is plenty to see and do on your days off. Explore all the hidden gems in the Illawarra Shoalhaven area. Relax on the white sands of Jervis Bay, diving and snorkelling at Killalea Reserve, visit the historic Bundanoon Homestead near Nowra and Australia's last surviving wooden suspension bridge in Kangaroo Valley. Just 85km south of Sydney lies the region's capital: the city of Wollongong, where you can enjoy the convenience of city life without the crowds. 

It's easy to maintain a work-life balance here with shorter commute times, plenty of childcare and educational options, including the University of Wollongong, a variety of affordable housing, and cultural and sporting activities to participate in.

Who are we looking for?

Consultant Specialists

Junior Doctors


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Benefits of working for Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

  • Annual rural health incentive of up to 10,000AUD a year (limitations apply*)
  • Generous holiday allowance (6 weeks annual for shift workers / 4 weeks annual leave for non-shift workers that rolls over each year if not used)
  • Up to 10 additional days of public holidays (on average)
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Short commute times
  • Affordable childcare, housing and entertainment options
  • Access to some of Australia's best beaches and stunning natural surroundings

To find out more about opportunities with ISHLD - get in touch! / 0131 240 2200

*The Annual Rural Health Incentive Scheme is limited to roles that meet specific criteria in the Shoalhaven and Milton-Ulladulla regions.


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