Western NSW Careers

A career with Western NSW LHD means you can challenge yourself, make an impact and shape the future of rural health.

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Our District

We provide specialised health services at:

  • 3 regional referral hospitals at Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange 
  • Australia’s largest rural mental health service at Orange
  • 4 procedural hospitals at Mudgee, Cowra, Parkes and Forbes
  • 25 Multipurpose Services, located in some of our most unique Australian outback towns including Lightning Ridge, Bourke, and many others.
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Map of Western NSW LHD

Our initiatives

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Incentives to join us

We want the best to help shape the future of rural healthcare and offer a range of benefits including accommodation support, HECS repayment and packages of up to $10,000 to join us and $10,000 to stay. Find out more about how incentives work.

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Scholarships and cadetships

We'll give you the best start. You can apply for a range of health scholarships, grants and cadetships throughout the year, providing assistance for accommodation, travel and study expenses. Find out more and start your application today.

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International candidates

We welcome overseas health professionals to join our vibrant and diverse team. We'll provide you with dedicated, personalised support with your visa pathway (including sponsorship), moving and settling you in to your new home.

Challenge yourself.

Make an impact.

Shape the future of rural health.

Why work with us

Living in Western NSW offers so much more than a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Our district has diverse and vibrant people living across large regional cities, well-serviced rural towns and a number of unique Australian villages. 

You’ll be welcomed with open arms by communities grateful for your service and keen to make you one of their own. You’ll find friends easy to make and be supported by both your workplace and the community in which you live to achieve your dreams.

In Western NSW, we really look after each other. 

Learn more about the benefits of working in Western NSW

Live your best life

In Western NSW, our lower cost of living, minimal traffic and wide open spaces gives you the time and the space to do more of the things you enjoy, and to live to the fullest. If you want to connect with nature and live more authentically and sustainably, consider a move to the bush.

Learn about our lifestyle, cities and towns, local attractions and hear our stories.

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A place for everyone

As the largest employer in Western NSW, we are a diverse and inclusive workplace. We respect everyone and are inclusive of ethnicity, cultural backgrounds, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and professional identity. 

Learn about our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Learn about our commitment to diversity and inclusion


Our story

Western NSW Local Health District - Join our team

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Choose your career

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Aboriginal health

We're committed to improving Aboriginal health and making all our services accessible, respectful and culturally safe places for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Help us make a difference for our First Nations communities.

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Administration, IT and Management

If you're seeking a regional career where you can challenge yourself, make an impact and shape the future of rural health, then there is no better place to start than Western NSW. We have a variety roles for professionals with all types of backgrounds.

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Allied health

Fast-track your Allied Health career with us and make a real difference. Join our network of over 500 Allied Health professionals who work together to bring the best care to our regional community. 

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Medical services

Join the largest rural mental health service in Australia, one of our 3 major rural referral hospitals, 50 primary and community health centres and 38 inpatient facilities including 25 Multipurpose Services.

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Mental heath, drug and alcohol

With the largest rural mental health campus in the southern hemisphere and a wide range of unique models of care – you're guaranteed to learn new skills, gain experience and be part of embedding new ways of delivering care.

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We're always looking for nurses to join our workforce and help make a difference to our culturally diverse communities. We can offer a great lifestyle, travel and ongoing professional development.

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Every day in our LHD, 10 babies are born. We offer midwives a broad range of opportunities from a level 4 multi-model maternity service to smaller sites where you really get to experience the journey with your clients. 

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Student placement

Start your health career by making a difference in a regional or remote community. See all the available opportunities for student placement at Western NSW LHD.

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Support staff

From assisting nursing staff, housekeeping, portering and transporting patients to catering, maintenance and grounds keeping – our support team have an important role to play in our delivery of care.

Meet our people

Rima – Nursing Unit Manager

A lifestyle change in Dubbo has provided everything that Rima and her family could ask for and more.

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Dr Kate Crossley, Neurologist, Dubbo Health Service on the rewards of making a real difference.

“My proudest achievement is establishing a stroke pathway which is improving the care of patients throughout western NSW, and for setting up the neurophysiology service...

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Kidney specialist James Collett and physiotherapist Melinda Collett on the decision to move to Dubbo

“The opportunities I could get in Dubbo far outweighed anything I could get in Sydney, the colleagues I work with are young and dynamic - I'd be battling away in Sydney...

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