It has the highest number of DPA areas in Australia with lots of new, purpose-built GP clinics opening in growth corridors within easy reach of the CBD. GP jobs in Perth generally provide higher earnings than in the cities on the Eastern seaboard as patient demand continues to be very high.
Perth is popular with GPs who love spending time outdoors or who have young families. With 9 months of sunshine and warm weather, planning a picnic or BBQ is never a problem – and very popular with families who are escaping the drudgery of the UK or Irish climate.
The median house price in Perth is currently half that of Sydney so that GPs and their families can afford to live in attractive suburbs without breaking the bank. Most GP clinics are part of a small privately owned group of practices with the typical clinic accommodating 6-10 GPs. Solo GP practices are fast becoming a thing of the past in Perth.