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The subtropical coastal town of Carnarvon sits on the edge of the mighty Gascoyne River delta, home to pristine waters, hinterland, and a region abundant with local produce. Time spent in Carnarvon means meeting people from all walks of life and experiencing all that the mid-west of WA has to offer - fishing, 4WDing, rich culture, diverse food, swimming and more.

The Carnarvon RCSWA site was first established back in 2009.

  • Accommodation

    The student accommodation is a four-bedroom, two-bathroom fully-furnished house within walking distance of the town centre. It features a swimming pool, WiFi internet, security doors, alarm system, and is fully equipped with kitchen appliances and linen. There is also a four-car garage with an electric door for secure car and bike storage.

  • Transport

    The accommodation is a five-minute walk to Carnarvon Medical Centre, a 10-minute walk to the Aboriginal Medical Service and RCSWA Office, and a 15-minute walk to Carnarvon Health Campus. 

  • Health Services

    Carnarvon Medical Centre
     has six full-time general practitioners, a full-time practice nurse and visiting allied health staff. It is owned and operated by Dr Kornelis (Kees) Bakker who is an RCSWA Medical Coordinator Alumni. At CMC, students have the opportunity to work alongside the GPs as they consult and perform procedures, as well as Women's Health and Acute and Chronic Disease clinics.

    Carnarvon Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation is a community controlled Aboriginal organisation that offers a safe and culturally sensitive space for local communities.  The medical doctors and Aboriginal health workers offer a range of services including Child Health and immunisation, general consults, dental, pharmacy and outreach services. 

    The Carnarvon Health Campus serves as a central health hub for the community and features a hospital with an emergency department, general and geriatric wards and an antenatal clinic.

    Community Services

    • Community Drug Services Team
    • Diagnostic Services
    • Gascoyne Population Health
    • Home and Community Care
    • Mental Health Unit Carnarvon
    • Silver Chain
  • Extra activities

    There is so much to see and do in Carnarvon – natural wonders, local history, wildlife and outdoor adventuring. As the regional centre of the Gasgoyne region, it is a popular starting point for tourists visiting Coral Bay, Ningaloo and Shark Bay. Jubilee Hall, Carnarvon Library and Art Gallery, and Gwoonwardu are popular spots for visiting art and craft exhibitions and events.

    Discover Carnarvon’s history at the Space and Technology Museum, Heritage Walking Trail, HMAS Sydney II Memorial and Gwoonwardu Mia Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre.

    Fishing and boating are some of the most popular activities in Carnarvon, especially catching mangrove jack, bream, whiting, flat head and giant threadfin. 

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