The Pilbara truly is the land of adventure, with an abundance of wide-open spaces waiting to be explored. Situated in the north of the Pilbara, Port Hedland is located on Karriyarra country. The Karriyarra traditional owners name for Hedland is Marapikurrinya, inspired by the hand-like formation of the tidal creeks which run off the nearby natural harbour. A year spent in Port Hedland looks like a quintessential Australian experience – red dirt, a close-knit community, and a world-class national park on your doorstep.
One of the four original RCSWA sites, Port Hedland RCSWA office is located approximately 2km from the Hedland Health Campus in the suburb of South Hedland. Students have access to the office any time they wish for study and printing purposes, along with a library with a broad range of literature. Tutorials are held in the office twice weekly in the afternoons.
I have lived here with my family for 19 years and strongly recommend the beautiful Northwest to any student doctors with a taste for adventure! Rob Whitehead
Lead Medical Coordinator, Port Hedland