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This is a family practice and is proudly GP owned! The group was established by a UK Trained GP who relocated to Australia some time ago.  They take pride in the fact that heir clinics are all friendly and family run. 

This practice currently has 3 GPs working there and there is scope and demand to increase by another 2 GPs in the next year. They are turning away patients on a daily basis and a GP would build a patient base in no time at all, although the practice also assist with this in marketing and advertising the arrival of a new doctor. 

They are modern, well equipped and have a 3 bed treatment room and a procedure room.

Opening Hours are:

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Closed on the weekends and Public Holidays

Your working hours will be about 38-40 hours per week

  • 65% billings
  • A minimum hourly guarantee offered on commencement
  • 3 year contract preferred
  • Estimated earnings in the region of $400,000 pa once settled in

To be considered for this position you must have MRCGP/ MICGP/ FRACGP or equivalent.

The Location…

Situated on the north side of the mighty Burdekin River, 85 kilometres south of Townsville, the prosperous rural community of Ayr is the main town in the Burdekin Shire.

This is prime sugar country, with about 80,000 hectares of land under sugar cane, and an annual production of about 1.25 million tonnes of raw sugar. The district also contributes one-third of the nation's mango harvest and is a major producer of melons and many other fruit and vegetable varieties.

Nearby is Alva Beach, offering miles of unspoilt sandy coastline and is a popular spot for beach fishing, bird watching and windsurfing. It's also a close launching point for a dive tour to the world famous dive wreck, the 'SS Yongala'. Yongala is Australia’s largest and most intact historic shipwreck and gives you the opportunity to come face to face with the charismatic mega marine life of the world heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

The Burdekin sits on a vast natural aquifer which is artificially replenished with water from the Burdekin River. A rich network of creeks and mangrove lined estuaries make the area a mecca for fishing and crabbing. The Burdekin is a known hotspot for fighting fish, the barramundi, as well as estuary species such as mangrove jack and trevally.


What Head Medical can do for you… 

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK’s specialist in international medical recruitment and we’ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.

Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.

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