Located on Australia's Coral Coast, Geraldton has an enjoyable Mediterranean climate and is a major regional hub that services several smaller towns within a 300-500km radius. The primary industries of farming, fishing, and mining support the local community and wider region. Geraldton has many personalities: from October to February, there are consistent 20 knot winds that attract windsurfers and kitesurfers from around the state and internationally. From May to September, it is a lovely time to go surfing, visit the mysterious and beautiful Abrolhos Islands, and see the colours of Chapman Valley.
Geraldton RCSWA is one of the four original sites when RCSWA started back in 2002. Located next to the Geraldton Health Campus, the RSCWA office is co-located within WACRH (Western Australian Centre for Rural Health) in a large, modern facility with simulation training ability. We have dedicated teaching spaces, a student common room, with a library and numerous study areas. There is a café around the corner and the carpark has 24-hour video surveillance and lighting.
Geraldton RCSWA students live within one of three large modern houses, with plenty of individual study and rest spaces. The houses are close to each other, the RCSWA office and the local health services.
Cars are recommended in Geraldton, however there is a large bicycle riding community and in recent times, electric scooters. Buses service the suburbs, and there are comfort coaches and flights to Perth every day.
Geraldton has both private and public hospitals, with operating theatres in both, including a palliative care ward at St John of God Hospital. There are five larger general practices located in town, which include an Aboriginal Health Centre, Headspace and five solo practitioners. In the community there are many services such as Silver Chain and palliative home visits.
The community of Geraldton is a down-to-earth eclectic, inclusive and multicultural group. There are large surfing, swimming, boating, fishing, cycling, camping, art and music groups, with regular events throughout the year.
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People who live in Geraldton truly choose to stay for the lifestyle and ideal environment to raise a family. We have the attitude of mateship and helping each other in times of need.
Lead Medical Coordinator, Geraldton
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Call the RCSWA Administrative Headquarters from 8.30am to 5.00pm (Western Standard Time):