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Karratha

Karratha is calling for people who thrive on adventure and love to wander out yonder. Situated on the West Pilbara coast, Karratha is the gateway to the Burrup Peninsula, Dampier Archipelago and Karijini National Park. The traditional owners of the lands located within The City of Karratha are the Ngarluma, Yindjibarndi, Martuthunia and Yaburara peoples. Nearby towns include Dampier, Roebourne, Wickham, Point Samson, and Cossack.

Established in 2006, the RCSWA Karratha office is within walking distance of the Karratha Health Campus. The office is a space where students can relax or study with access to computers, photocopiers, a resource library, and practical skills equipment. Tutorials are held twice weekly, either at the office or the Karratha Health Campus. 

  • Accommodation and Transport

    Karratha RCSWA has one fully equipped five-bedroom house, approximately five minutes’ drive from both the office and the hospital. The house has a below-ground swimming pool. There is a Prado available for student use for placement at Roebourne and Onslow. Otherwise, students need their own car to get around.

  • Health Services

    The newly built Karratha Health Campus is a state-of-the-art hospital that opened in 2018. Students attend Sonic Health Karratha for their GP rotation and Mawarankarra Aboriginal Health Service in Roebourne for their Aboriginal health work. Most of the clinical rotations are at Karratha Health Campus: obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, paediatrics, emergency department and surgery.

  • Extra activities

    Karratha is a dynamic town that is constantly evolving, with an abundance of sporting, social and cultural clubs, opportunities for volunteerism, and a community that is dedicated to making Karratha a great place to live, work and play.

    Karratha has a modern town centre with many restaurants, cafes and bars to enjoy, with the Red Earth Arts Precinct offering theatre productions, concerts and a movie theatre.  Sport is huge in Karratha, with a variety of sports available to play at the Karratha Leisureplex and just off the coast lies the Dampier Archipelago, with lots of islands to explore and great fishing.

    Find out more about Karratha and all that it has to offer by visiting the following links:

Pilbara has amazing cultural and natural wonders to offer for those who are willing to explore a little off the beaten track. It's great for couples and young families. Life is slow and easy here and I think you have more time to reflect and savour the little joys of life. Lucia Wang
Medical Coordinator, Karratha

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