Top End Health Service specialities and rotations

RDH mental health jobs

Top End Mental Health Services (TEMHS) is responsible for the provision of psychiatric services to the Top End (top two thirds) of the Northern Territory. 

It offers a range of training terms accredited by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. 

Trainees currently should be able to complete their entire Basic and Advanced Adult training experience within the Northern Territory. The terms available for registrar training currently include:

  • adult acute inpatient
  • adult community
  • child and adolescent
  • consultation liaison
  • on call (Emergency)
  • psychiatry 
  • rural/remote psychiatry. 

Currently, there are also advanced (extended training location) positions available for supervised rural training for the East Arnhem and Katherine regions.

The Acute Inpatient psychiatry rotation to the TEMHS inpatient unit, located on the Royal Darwin Hospital campus, has proved popular with interns and residents. Royal Darwin Hospital Trainees in other training schemes such as General Practice and Emergency Medicine have also found a three to six month term a valuable complement to their experience


For more information contact A/Prof Robert Parker, TEMHS Director of Psychiatry at 08 89227921 or by emailing

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Last updated: 07 December 2019

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