About the Far West LHD

The Far West Local Health District covers 194,949 square kilometres and is geographically the second largest Local Health District in NSW.

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About us

The Far West LHD is geographically the second largest of the 15 Local Health Districts (LHD) across NSW.

We provide health care for more than 30,000 people living across 194,949 km2, including those in the Silver City of Broken Hill.

Far West LHD has the most spread-out population of any in NSW, and the highest proportion of Aboriginal residents (12%).

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Our vision

Our vision is Excellence in Rural and Remote Health.
We offer high quality patient care and services, and work with our communities to help them to be as healthy as possible.

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Our values

Our Board, executive, managers and staff work together to support the values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment in everything we do.

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Our priorities

Give evidence-based, quality, integrated health care to all.
Communicate and collaborate effectively.
Be accountable and an employer of choice.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Far West Local Health District acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands within its boundaries including the Barkandji, the Muthi Muthi, the Wilyakali, the Ngiyampaa, the Wadigali, the Malyangaba and the Wangkumara.

We acknowledge and pay respects to the Elders past and present and their ancient wisdoms. We also acknowledge the Aboriginal community members who are part of our communities today.

Our team and functions

Our team

Meet some of the people who provide our services.

Our board

Meet the people who make decisions about how we operate.

Reports and performance

Read our annual and financial reports, Service Agreement and Strategic Plan.

Aboriginal health

Find out about the support we provide for communities to be healthy and access services that meet their needs.


Find out about the wide range of public health services available to the diverse communities across Far West NSW, and how to access them.


Discover the hospitals, multipurpose and community health centres in Far West NSW, what they offer and how to find and contact them.

Contact us

Find out how to contact us, provide feedback and locate our services.

Privacy information

We take the protection of health privacy and personal information seriously. Find out about the privacy laws and policies that apply to us, and your rights.

Living and working in the Far West

In the ‘Welcome to the Far West Local Health District’ video, staff share their experiences of working in our modern facilities and the beautiful towns and communities we serve.

Discover why people love living and working in our unique region.
Our togetherness is our strength and we invite you to be a part of our vision to help our communities live their best lives.


Welcome to the Far West Local Health District

Far West Local Health District is one of 15 Local Health Districts under NSW Health, providing high-quality public health services to the communities in far west NSW.

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