Top End Health Service specialities and rotations


All salary levels will be determined in line with the current Medical Officers Agreement 2018 - 2021.

This guide provides information on the recruitment and training of medical officers at Royal Darwin Hospital.

About the Royal Darwin Hospital

The Royal Darwin Hospital is located in the northern suburbs of Darwin overlooking the Arafura and Timor seas.  It is a University teaching hospital with 343 beds.

It provides a broad range of services in all specialty areas to the Darwin urban population as well as serving as a referral centre to the whole Top End of the Northern Territory. The population serviced by the hospital is approximately 140,000.

Our vision is to be recognised locally, nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence for the provision of high quality healthcare to our community and fulfil our role as the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre.

Royal Darwin Hospital is accredited by the Northern Territory Postgraduate Medical Council on behalf of the Medical Board of the Northern Territory for intern and junior medical officer training, and has an active clinical training program for pre-vocational trainees and registrars.

There is a strong commitment to work with junior medical officers on their career pathways with an aim to provide appropriate clinical terms and experiences to achieve their chosen vocational training. Pre-vocational pathways include, one designed to offer a general but well rounded experience leading to a diverse range of vocational training, as well as tailored pathways leading to specific vocational programs.

The hospital is accredited to provide supervision and training for International Medical Graduates. There is a strong clinical focus on Indigenous health and infectious diseases.

Royal Darwin Hospital works closely with the other hospitals in the Northern Territory. Rotations are available to Alice Springs Hospital as well as the rural hospitals (Gove, Katherine and Tennant Creek) always ensuring appropriate supervision and training are available.

About Darwin

Darwin boasts a relaxed tropical lifestyle, a cosmopolitan population and magnificent sunsets. It is a young and vital city. Darwin is well planned, clean and green, boasting modern amenities and beautiful parklands. As the capital of Australia's Northern Territory, Darwin is the centre of government and the major administrative and commercial centre. It is as close to Singapore and Manila as it is to Sydney and Melbourne and is increasingly making its mark as a major gateway for Asia.

Darwin is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Australia with more than 60 nationalities and some 76 ethnic groups. Just over one quarter of the Northern Territory population identify themselves as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

Darwin is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Australia, and it boasts a relaxed lifestyle, and magnificent sunsets. The natural wonders of Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park and Katherine Gorge are all within half a day's drive.


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Last updated: 04 June 2020

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