Teaching hospitals

Alice Springs Hospital

Alice Springs Hospital (ASH) is the major acute hospital for Central Australia, with 186 beds, serving up to 60,000 people including visitors to the region.  

ASH provides a range of specialist services including:

  • general medicine
  • rehabilitation medicine
  • palliative care medicine
  • nephrology
  • emergency medicine
  • anaesthesia
  • intensive care
  • surgery (including ophthalmology, ENT and orthopaedics)
  • psychiatry
  • paediatrics
  • obstetrics and Gynaecology. 

Renal unit

There is a very active Renal Unit with onsite dialysis facilities and a 26 chair satellite dialysis unit.  A number of specialist services are provided on a visiting basis. 

The range of clinical work is unique, with a strong focus on indigenous health and infectious diseases. 


Alice Springs Hospital is a teaching hospital, and a campus of the Northern Territory Clinical School of the Flinders University of South Australia.

Conjoint or honorary academic appointments have been made in the Department of Paediatrics, Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

 The Centre for Remote Health, a joint venture between the Charles Darwin University and Flinders University of South Australia is adjacent to the hospital. 

The Hospital has also entered into a new affiliation with the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute for research and clinical services for cardiovascular disease and diabetics. 

Alice Springs 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.

It provides excellent clinical training opportunities and experience relevant to rural general practice, and is an affiliated teaching hospital of the Universities of Sydney, New South Wales and Queensland.


Alice Springs Hospital is the only major secondary referral hospital in Central Australia with a catchment area that covers approximately 1.6 million square kilometers and supports the people residing in the Northern Territory and also in remote communities in northern South Australia and in the south west of Western Australia. 

The hospital provides an outstanding junior doctor training program with an award winning team of educators and clinicans, deeply committed to offering the junior doctor a rich and diverse education and training program.

 Each year the program is evaluated in conjunction with the needs and requests of the PGY1 and PGY2 doctors. There is also a strong culture of research and the hospital works closely with Flinders University and Baker IDI.

Along with the core terms of Surgical, Emergency Medicine and Medicine, for the intern, there is also the opportunity to undertake an elective term in Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Renal or ICU.

Read about how to apply in interns.

Resident medical officers (RMO)

There are over 30 RMO positions with three to six month rotations through ASH's specialist services.

 Two positions are filled on rotations from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth. In conjunction with NT General Practice Education, the Hospital provides support for PGY2s to undertake a remote term as part of the Post-Graduate Prevocational Placement Program (PGPPP).

Read about how to apply in interns.


There are over 45 Registrar and Senior Hospital Medical Officer positions available across ASH's specialist services.

Several positions are filled by interstate rotations from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, The Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Women's and Children's Hospital , Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, the SA Ophthalmology Training Program and Townsville Hospital.

Posts are accredited for the basic RACGP Training Program, Advanced rural skills in Emergency Medicine, DRANZCOG, Rural Surgical Training program of the RACS, the FRANZCOG, the FRACP (Paediatrics and Adult Medicine), FACEM, FJFICM, and the NTGPE Prevocational General Practice Placements Program (PGPPP).

Copies of IELTS or OET, AMC MCQ and EICS Certificates or Certificates of Advanced Training need to be included with all applications received from overseas trained doctors.

Read about how to apply in registrars.


Alice Springs Hospital
Phone: (08) 89517989
Fax: +61 8 89517844
PO Box 2234
Alice Springs NT 0871

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Last updated: 24 June 2020

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