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Working in Regional and Rural NSW

We provide some additional support to those who live and work in Regional NSW.

Incentives to work for us in regional NSW

More people are making the move to regional NSW and it’s easy to see why.

Did you know the NSW Government provides additional support to NSW Health Pathology staff who choose to live and work regionally?

Read on to learn more about the extra support and benefits we offer and find your next career opportunity.

Still unsure? Hear from our Dubbo Laboratory Manager Monique Mintern on what it’s like to live and work as part of a regional NSW community.



Current regional employment opportunities

Looking for a change?

Our regional positions offer a change of pace, strong local connections and career opportunities. Enjoy a shorter commute to work, less traffic and the warmth of a close-knit community.

Search some of the great roles available


Benefits and support

We care about our people and value their wellbeing.

NSW Health Pathology offers a range of financial benefits and wellbeing support for those who choose to live and work for us in regional, rural and remote NSW.


The Rural Health Workforce Incentive Scheme

This NSW Government program recognises current workforce shortages and difficulties maintaining health staff in regional areas.

It delivers incentives of up to $5,000 and $10,000 a year, plus super for eligible positions.

Learn more


The Welcome Experience

This new service provides essential health workers with the support you need to move to regional communities, settle in and become a local.

It’s tailored to individuals and families.

It can help you decide if a location is a good fit and assist with housing, cultural connections and schools and other education providers.

Learn more


Salary packaging - remote area benefits

If you live and work in a remote area (as defined by the Australian Tax Office) you could be eligible to package your mortgage interest, rent, home purchase, or housing-related fuel in addition to other salary packaging benefits.

Learn more about this benefit or talk to our salary packaging provider, Salary Packaging Plus on 1300 402 523 or book a call back appointment.



Subsidised airfares to Dubbo for Bourke & Walgett residents

The Air Link Community Fare is available to people who live in the Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar and Walgett shires.

Flights to and from Dubbo are subsidised, making it easier to get to where you need to be.

For more information call Air Link on 02 6884 2435.


CRANAplus Bush Support Services

If you work for us in a remote NSW location you’ll have free access to CRANAplus Bush Support Services.

CRANA provides confidential 24/7 support for remote health workers and their families. Their qualified psychologists include 2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Online counselling services are also available.

Learn more


Rural Health Pro

NSW Health staff can access specially designed and curated Rural Health Pro initiatives to support their wellbeing and help them thrive.

Rural Health Pro connects people and organisations who care about keeping rural communities healthy.



Still not sure?

The Regional Australia Institute’s Move To More website raises awareness among metropolitan dwellers about opportunities to live, work and invest in regional towns and cities.

You can search 76 regions and almost 2000 regional towns to search your move and learn more.

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