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Newcastle, NSW, is a vibrant and dynamic coastal city, approximately 2 hours drive north of the Sydney CBD.

Newcastle offers city, suburban or semi-rural living, depending on the lifestyle you dream of. With its beautiful beaches, rich cultural heritage, and world-class healthcare facilities, Newcastle has much to offer medical professionals seeking a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Cutting-Edge Medical Facilities: Newcastle boasts an impressive healthcare system, with state-of-the-art medical facilities, hospitals, and clinics. From the John Hunter Hospital a major teaching hospital renowned for its comprehensive medical services, to the Calvary Mater Newcastle, a leading cancer care centre, GPs will find this city to be a thriving hub for the medical profession with strong referral networks to local specialist consultants.

Coastal Beauty: Beyond its medical offerings, Newcastle is famous for its stunning beaches and coastal scenery. Unwind and recharge by exploring picturesque spots like Nobbys Beach, Merewether Beach, and Bar Beach. Engaging in outdoor activities like surfing, swimming, or coastal walks provides an ideal work-life balance.

Population Demographics: With just over 30% of the population in the greater Newcastle area being Australian and a further 46% of residents being from the UK, the area is a popular destination for both local and overseas GPs to settle.

Cultural Richness: Newcastle’s vibrant arts and culture scene offers a welcome escape from the medical world. Indulge in live theatre performances, art exhibitions and local events. The Newcastle Museum and Newcastle Art Gallery are must-visit attractions to discover the region’s unique history and artistic expressions. You can also let your hair down with Newcastle’s popular live music gigs

Culinary Delights: For food enthusiasts, Newcastle’s thriving culinary scene is a treat for the tastebuds. The city is home to diverse restaurants, cafes, and food markets offering a fusion of flavours from around the world. From fresh seafood to trendy eateries, savour cuisine from trendy cafes and bars to cordon bleu restaurants, or visit Australia’s oldest wine region on your doorstep.

Outdoor Adventure: Surrounded by natural beauty, Newcastle offers ample opportunities for outdoor adventure. Explore nearby national parks, go hiking in the stunning Barrington Tops, or take a scenic drive to the Hunter Valley wine region for a day of relaxation, wine tasting, resort accommodation or if you’re a little more adventurous, hop on a bicycle tour or take to the skies in a hot air balloon.

Family-Friendly Environment: For doctors with families, Newcastle is an ideal place to raise children. The city provides excellent educational institutions, parks, and recreational facilities to ensure a wholesome upbringing for kids

If you are interested in learning more about the GP job opportunities in the Newcastle area, contact our NSW specialist at [email protected] or alternatively Contact Alecto Australia for more information.