Strahan – General Practitioner

Strahan: DPA - Yes | MMM6


  • Reduction in moratorium 
  • Generous sign-on bonus
  • Accommodation and Car

The Opportunity

Ochre Health is looking for an experienced General Practitioner to provide GP services to the coastal port town of Strahan on Tasmania’s West Coast.

The practice has been servicing the local area for many years. It offers a range of health services including general family medical care, women’s health, men’s health, occupational medicine, travel advice and vaccinations, antenatal checks, childhood vaccinations, and workers’ compensation. You will be supported by a CDM-trained nurse, a senior practice manager, and visiting allied health professionals. Choose your working days during the week and should you wish, participate in the VMO roster in Queenstown to supplement your income.

Ochre Health is one of Australia’s leading General Practice organisations. Founded in 2002 by Dr Hamish Meldrum and Dr Ross Lamplugh in the NSW outback town of Bourke, Ochre is the only General Practice organisation in all MMM areas, from metro to remote Australia. Ochre now supports over 450 doctors, including 90 registrars.

The Features

  • $300K – $350k pa
  • Assistance with accommodation and car
  • Relocation, procedural, CPD, WIP, and retention grants.
  • Significant reduction in moratorium
  • Strahan is classified as an MMM6 location
  • Eligible for rural relocation and retention grants.
  • The practice has a DPA status

Life in Strahan

The jewel of the West Coast, the picturesque town of Strahan is located on the sheltered waters of Macquarie harbour. The only port on the West Coast of Tasmania, the town gained early notoriety as the site of one of Australia’s most infamous penal settlements, Sarah Island. In post penal times, Strahan came into its heyday with the discovery of rich copper deposits at nearby Mt Lyell. As the magnitude of this deposit was realised, Strahan subsequently boomed – there was no road out at that time, so the port became the only method by which ore could be transported, and flourished as a result.

These days, Strahan is known primarily for two things; tourism, and fishing. As a tourist destination, Strahan is second to none, with a range of activities to suit all inclinations. Hop aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway, a tourism rail venture that has seen the original mining-purposed Abt railway track to Queenstown restored, along with the original steam-powered locomotives that plied the route over a hundred years ago. Alternatively, board a Gordon River Cruise, and sail in style to the heart of Tasmania’s most impenetrable wilderness. And if that’s still not your speed, why not try your hand at fishing?


  • General Registration or above with AHPRA
  • Proficient with common general practice conditions
  • Current emergency medicine certificate (ALS2/REST) if participating on the VMO roster


To find out more about this opportunity contact Katitia Cortes on 0407 897 416