Lightning Ridge

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Home to the rare black opal, Lightning Ridge is without doubt one of the most unique and intriguing places to live and work in outback NSW.   The population can range from 4,000 to 12,000 depending on the time of year, including tourists from around the world getting a unique insight into outback life.

 

Relax in artesian bore baths and discover why visitors have long been attracted to this colourful town.

Lightning Ridge is a challenging location for GPs to practice and develop their skills and support the health and well-being of the residents of this iconic part of the Australian outback.  GPs typically undertake shorter periods in the Ridge which can be accommodated through RARMS flexible placement options.

 

Living in Lightning Ridge provides doctors and health professionals with access to world leading NSW public school education system at Lightning Ridge Central School catering from kindergarten to Year 12.

Feel like getting away for the weekend, or attend a conference?  Lightning Ridge has you covered!

The Ridge has regular flights to Dubbo Regional Airport  which allows you to transfer to flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle.

From Sydney you can head to holiday at Bondi Beach, or fly to Newcastle and experience the pristine beaches of the mid-North Coast.  Fly to Brisbane and head to the Gold Coast, or enjoy international shopping in Melbourne. 

The Ridge gives you the opportunity to practice in one of Australia's most unique outback towns, with the convenience of accessing Australia's cosmopolitan centres.

RARMS IS PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS

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Rural and Remote Medical Services Ltd was formed by the NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) to address the chronic shortage of doctors in rural and remote NSW.  Using the 'Easy Entry, Gracious Exit' model developed by RDN, RARMS has grown to support ten of NSW's most disadvantaged and vulnerable communities to attract and retain GPs over the last 20 years.  Now an independent charity, RARMS acknowledges the work and dedication of RDN and its officers and staff in helping to establish Australia's most successful rural and remote medical workforce solution.

Our Clinics are independently accredited by external medical experts so our communities can be confident in our care.

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RARMS is a registered not-for-profit charity and every dollar we receive goes to improving the health and sustainability of rural and remote communities.

RARMS delivers more than 20,000 medical consultations every year, keeping our communities healthy and safe.

We pay our respects to all First Nation elders past, present and future from the lands where RARMS works.  RARMS  acknowledges the Awabakal people in Newcastle, the Wiradjuri, Ngemba and Kamilaroi people in Western NSW, the Hunter and New England, the Ngunnawal and Yuin people in Braidwood, and the Barkindji and Wilyakali people in far west NSW who are the traditional custodians of the land on which RARMS works.

Contact

Suite 2, 53 Cleary Street,

Hamilton NSW 2303

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Tel: 02 4062 8900

Email: info@rarms.org.au

ABN: 29 097 201 020

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