Lightning Ridge.

Home to the rare black opal, Lightning Ridge is without doubt one of the most unique and intriguing places to live and work in outback NSW.   The population can range from 4,000 to 12,000 depending on the time of year, including tourists from around the world getting a unique insight into outback life.

Home to the rare black opal, Lightning Ridge is without doubt one of the most unique and intriguing places to live and work in outback NSW.   The population can range from 4,000 to 12,000 depending on the time of year, including tourists from around the world getting a unique insight into outback life.

 

Relax in artesian bore baths and discover why visitors have long been attracted to this colourful town.

Lightning Ridge is a challenging location for GPs to practice and develop their skills and support the health and well-being of the residents of this iconic part of the Australian outback.  GPs typically undertake shorter periods in the Ridge which can be accommodated through RARMS flexible placement options.

 

Living in Lightning Ridge provides doctors and health professionals with access to world leading NSW public school education system at Lightning Ridge Central School catering from kindergarten to Year 12.

Feel like getting away for the weekend, or attend a conference?  Lightning Ridge has you covered!

The Ridge has regular flights to Dubbo Regional Airport  which allows you to transfer to flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle.

From Sydney you can head to holiday at Bondi Beach, or fly to Newcastle and experience the pristine beaches of the mid-North Coast.  Fly to Brisbane and head to the Gold Coast, or enjoy international shopping in Melbourne. 

The Ridge gives you the opportunity to practice in one of Australia's most unique outback towns, with the convenience of accessing Australia's cosmopolitan centres.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER SOVEREIGNTY

We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future from the lands and waters where RARMS works and that it serves.  We acknowledge the Wiradjuri (Gilgandra, Warren, Orange), Gamilaraay (Walgett, Collarenebri, Lightning Ridge, Goodooga, Inverell), Ngarabal (Tenterfield), Awabakal (Hamilton), Eora (Sydney) and Ngunawal (Braidwood) as the historic sovereigns and traditional owners of the land and water on which we work, and the Barundji, Wongaibon, Wailwan, Barranbinya, Muruwari, Barindji, Gunu, Nganyaywaa, Gundungarra, Ngarigo, Wandjiwalgu, Bandjigali, Bundjalong and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who use our health and social services.

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Hamilton NSW 2303

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Email: info@rarms.org.au

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