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Claudia and Rachid Ait-Touati (Murraylands / Riverland region) and Mary and Javier Centenera (Mallala region) Stories

After feeling trapped in their home country of Holland, Claudia and Rachid decided it was time to realise Claudia’s childhood dream of moving to Australia. A migration agent advised them they would not be granted an Australian working visa. They didn’t have much money in the bank. If they couldn’t work they wouldn’t last long. But they decided to try their luck. They packed five bags, their young family and headed to Australia on a tourist visa.
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Dentistry Career Opportunities at Queensland Health

Dental Health Services in Queensland offer various work environments, from clinics and hospitals to laboratories, large and small. Queensland Health has mobile dental vans, school-based locations, aged care and adult facilities in addition to outreach services at correctional centres and some hospitals.
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Nurse & Midwife Career Opportunities at Queensland Health

Queensland Health offers nurses and midwives many interesting and diverse career opportunities. Work environments vary from rural facilities to coastal hospitals, to clinics and busy city hospitals.
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Queensland Health offers exciting employment opportunities and career pathways for many healthcare professionals.  

There are a range of healthcare services and diverse centres, from large technologically advanced tertiary hospitals in our metropolitan and regional cities, to community health centres servicing rural, remote and Aboriginal Torres Strait Island communities.

Queensland Health employees are offered competitive remuneration, benefits and incentives, career development and outstanding support for workplace training and education. Contact Recruitment Services Hubs in the location where you are interested in working, to discover more.

Where to Work & Live in Queensland

From regional and vibrant coastal cities and townships, to the rural and remote countryside of the outback Queensland has it all. If you are seeking a sea-change, a chance to work in the outback, or a move to live in a vibrant young city Queensland Health can take you there.

Rural  and Regional opportunities

Living and working in rural Queensland offers a unique personal and work opportunity for Healthcare job seekers. Whether you are considering the outback or coastal regions of Queensland, there are incentives and benefits to encourage and support your move.

Typically, rural and regional Queensland provides a more relaxed lifestyle, a work / life balance and the opportunity to be living in a unique natural environment within a supportive local community.

There are many benefits and incentives to attract qualified healthcare professionals to explore and embrace working at a rural or remote healthcare location. The rewards of healthcare practice, in the community or township where you are living, are coupled with great autonomy and responsibility.


There are many rewards for being independent and willing to leave inner-city and metropolitan healthcare facilities. Healthcare professionals can expect a diverse patient case mix and to work in collaborative multidisciplinary team. 

The daily challenges faced by Queensland Health staff working in remote areas are well documented. There will be times when living and working in the outback that working longer hours is expected, when care is needed. Our clinical staff deal with a range of emergencies.

Professional independence can at times also mean professional isolation, however, to support and encourage staff, Queensland Health has a range of support networks.

To enable staff to embrace rural and remote opportunities, to foster additional skills and leadership qualities, there are specific training and professional development courses available. 

Benefits for rural and regional based medical officers

Queensland Health offers fantastic financial incentives for medical staff who move and choose remote and rural locations. Financial incentives include free or subsidised accommodation, professional development allowance, professional development leave with paid travel and course/conference costs, appointment and relocation costs paid and bonus payments for each year of service. These benefits alone may be worth up to $25,000 per year and are offered on top of Queensland Health’s already attractive packages.

Queensland Health delivers quality rural and remote healthcare services to Hospital and Health Services in North West, Central West, South West, Cape York, Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Queensland. Our location pages will help you learn more about these places. 

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Top Handy Links to Help Your Move 

When it comes to moving to work for Queensland Health there are many decisions  to make around finding a job or choosing a location to focus job seeking. If you are keen to start researching, here’s a list of resources to help you discover more about living and working in Queensland.

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  • GP Permanent Gladstone (Health Workforce Queensland) This is a full time General Practice position for a medical practice based in a DWS location, ideally for an immediate start, although this is negotiable.
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