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Reasons to relocate to Newcastle, NSW


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Are you a doctor thinking of moving to Newcastle? Welcome to the heart of the Hunter region! It is indeed a great place to work and live with your family.

 

Here are some compelling reasons to move to Newcastle, NSW:

 

 

Ideal location

Newcastle is a modern harbour city in the Australian state of New South Wales located at the mouth of the Hunter River, approximately 105 miles (170 km) northeast of Sydney. The City is bounded by Maitland City and the Port Stephens Council area in the north, the Pacific Ocean in the east, Lake Macquarie City in the south, and Cessnock City in the west.

Newcastle and its surrounding suburbs offer many different living options for all lifestyles. You can find out information about Newcastle’s suburbs and facilities available, visit www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/about_newcastle/city_and_suburbs/suburbs

 

 

Beautiful Beaches

Bordered with a magnificent coastline and beautiful beaches, the city has always been a preferred place to work and settle.

Whether you live in the centre of Newcastle or choose a slower place near Maitland, you’ll be in close proximity to a beach. You can find some spectacular beaches like Merewether Beach, Nobby’s Beach, Newcastle beach and Caves Beach.

 

 

Healthcare Access

The city has extensive healthcare facilities including private hospitals, medical practices, dedicated children’s hospitals, afterhours General Practice services as well as emergency services. Many family healthcare centres provide a comprehensive medical and health promotion services for the community of Newcastle.   

 

 

Many Schools

The region is a great choice if you are to relocate with kids for it offers several reputed schools, both public and private. Public schools provide free education. The schools accept enrolments from their respective designated area. Find your local public school via the NSW school finder. There are also many Catholic schools in the region. The Catholic Schools Office manages over 18,000 students in 45 primary schools. To explore a list of local schools, visit My School Website.

 

 

Great Outdoor Life

There are plenty of parks and playgrounds, art galleries, museums, theatres, libraries, cathedrals, and other places to see and visit in the Newcastle region. Surfers, locals and tourists relish the unique experiences at the beautiful beaches.

You can stroll through the easy walking trails and cycling paths to relax your mind after a busy week.

 

 

Developing City

As the economic hub of the region, Newcastle boasts a strong financial system and offers real employment choice. Harbourside development has revitalised much of the city, resulting in residential developments, outdoor dining, and quirky cafes, boutiques, and unique accommodation.

 

Besides, Newcastle is the largest coal exporting harbour in the world, exporting 159.9 million tonnes of coal in 2017. The Newcastle economy generates an estimated $36.235 billion in output representing 32.7% of the $110.813 billion output generated in the Hunter Region.

In 2017, the city made a commitment to become smart, liveable, and sustainable by the year 2030 in hope that the initiative would create better opportunities and drive the community forward.

 

 

Generous Income

The average salary of a general practitioner is $150 per hour in Newcastle, NSW, which is $6 per hour more than in Sydney NSW according to Indeed.

 

 

Cost of Living

Compared to Sydney, property in the Newcastle region offers excellent value. Rent prices in Newcastle are 30.28% lower than in Sydney. Housing options are diverse and include water frontages, rural acreages, suburban living, period homes and contemporary apartments.

Consumer prices in Newcastle are 5.69% lower than in Sydney (without rent) while consumer prices Including Rent in Newcastle are 15.20% lower than in Sydney. Enjoy lower prices on childcare, fitness passes, transport and groceries.

For more insights on the cost of living in Newcastle, check the Numbeo Cost of living comparison.

 

 

Climate

Newcastle’s climate is pretty nice and comfortable—generally has warm to hot summers and mild winters. Average daytime temperature:

28° C Summer (December to February)

26° C Autumn (March to May)

18° C Winter (June to August)

25° C Spring (September to November)

 

 

Career Opportunities

Plenty of career opportunities are available in Newcastle especially for GPs to choose from.

GPs can enjoy salary packaging benefits, flexible working arrangements, professional support staff, access to regular health and wellbeing programs, opportunities for continuous professional development as well as great team culture. A variety of non-corporate, mixed and bulk billing practices to choose from.

Click here to explore a range of Permanent and Locum GP jobs across Newcastle and greater Newcastle.

Medfuture has rewarding GP positions available on the Hunter region and are actively seeking expressions of interest from experienced GP's looking for new and exciting opportunities.

 

Are you ready to relocate and practice in Newcastle? If you are after more reasons to live and work in Newcastle, reach out to us via [email protected] and we will tell you more!

 

We at Medfuture have been providing Healthcare Jobs and career-related guidance for Australian Doctors, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals as well as International Medical Graduates and have continued to receive positive feedback from both employers and medical professionals. 

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