Kununurra District Hospital

(08) 9166 4222
(08) 9166 4250
Street Address:
96 Coolibah Drive
PO Box 239
Kununurra , WA 6743
Training Region:
ACRRM, Prevocational, RACGP
Outer Metro:

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Placement Availability

SemesterCapacityBasicAdvSub/Ex SkPT/FT
2015.1 FULL Y Y Y P/T or F/T
2015.2 FULL Y Y Y P/T or F/T

Practice Staff

Open Times

Mon - Fri8:00am - 6:00pm

Practice Details

Total GPs:
Training Practice Since:
Training Terms Accepted:
Advanced, Community residency, Extended skills post, PGPPP, Subsequent
Billing Arrangements:
N/A, hospital based clinics
Trainee Consulting Room:
Fully furnished & self contained


Kununurra District Hospital employs procedural GPs (District Medical Officers) to provide acute 24 hr emergency care, inpatient care, general practice clinics, procedural (Anaesthetics & Obstetrics including Caeserean Section),  & remote clinic services to Kununurra and surrounding communities.  This is supported by visiting specialists from the Kimberley region and Perth.

Allied health services (Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy) are provided at the hospital along with community allied health provided by Boab Health (Dietician, Podiatry, Psychology, Diabetes Education) 

Other medical services in town include a private GP practice and an Aboriginal Medical Service. 

Work at the hospital is diverse, interesting and well supported by DMOs. 

Demographics & Geography

Kununurra's population is approx 7000, (increasing 3 fold during tourist season).  There is a large Aboriginal population; mainly Miriuwung Gajerrong people.  Main industries are Agriculture (Ord Irrigation scheme), Tourism (Ord River, Lake Argyle, El Questro,Purnululu) and mining (diamonds, lead, nickel, gold)

It is 3213km from Perth, 830km from Darwin &  approx 1100km to Broome  by road.

Kununurra is undergoing growth with recent infrastructure development. It is a vibrant & diverse community close to many areas of spectacular natural beauty.



GP Registrar Activities & Opportunities

Evening workYes Night workYes
Weekend workYes On callYes
House callsOptional Hospital visitsYes
Hospital admitting rightsYes Nursing home visitsOptional
Other Allied Health professionalYes Minor proceduresYes
Advanced procedural skillsYes Shared antenatal careOptional
Enhanced primary careNo Practice NurseOptional
ObstetricsOptional AnaestheticsOptional
On call 1 in 3 for procedural, 1 in 6 if ED. Hospital visits daily if own patient. Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Emergency Medicine. Areas of special interest at the Practice - Aboriginal health.

IT Resources

Computerised patient notesYes Internet access in consulting roomsYes
Computerised prescribingYes Medical software usedMedical Director- GP, MMeX- hospital, remote clinics