Consultant in Adult Psychiatry, live in the tropics!

Consultant/Specialist - Northern Territory, Australia

Ref: 433Wednesday 23 August 2023

Up to $520k + other benefits.

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Explore a World of Opportunities in Darwin,Northern Territory, Australia! 


Darwin, is the vibrant capital city of the Northern Territory and is often described as Australia's gateway to Southeast Asia. Darwin is closer to Jakarta than to Canberra! This city has enjoyed a unique blend of cultures, a rich indigenous heritage, and stunning tropical landscapes.




  • Tropical Lifestyle!  With year-round warmth, Darwin offers a unique tropical lifestyle unlike any other Australian city. 
  • Darwin has a rich cultural history. It has been home to the Larrakia people for over 65,000 years. Indigenous culture and history plays an important part in the city’s hotel. Close proximity to Asia, it’s a melting pot of cultures, making it a multicultural hub teeming with festivals, arts, and culinary experiences. 
  • Breathtaking Natural Beauty. From the serene beaches of Mindil to the sprawling wetlands, and not forgetting the iconic Kakadu National Park, Darwin is surrounded by some of Australia's most mesmerising natural attractions.
  • Booming Economic Prospects. Thanks to its strategic location, Darwin is a pivotal trade link and has seen significant investment in areas such as resources, defence, and tourism.
  • With top-class schools, healthcare facilities, and an efficient public transport system, Darwin equips its residents with all the amenities citizens of a modern city needs. 
  • There really isn’t another city like it in Australia. 
  • Enjoy growing and looking after your tropical garden.


Why Work for this mental health service?


  • Exceptional public sector salary, entitlements and benefits. Package up to $520k.
  • Work-life balance - the relaxed tropical lifestyle strikes a balance between work and leisure, as Darwinians value their downtime exploring their environment, sailing, fishing, or simply enjoying the most amazing sunsets on the beaches. 
  • Minimal on-call. One psychiatrist in this service has been with them for 5 years and has never been called in!



This post in Darwin involves providing first class care and advice to patients, carers and families in inpatient, community and outreach settings. You’ll also provide consultant advice to colleagues internally and in other specialties. You will play a key role in developing and implementing strategies across the service whilst ensuring clinical governance is at the highest standards - quality improvement, audit, teaching etc. by leading and taking part in these initiatives. Further, you will be an enthusiastic advocate for professional development - ensuring that your CPD is up to date and you encourage colleagues to do the same. 



Selection criteria


  • FRANZCP or specialist training completed in Ireland, UK, USA, Sri Lanka (with Australian or NZ international placement) Canada or South Africa.
  • If you completed your psychiatry training outside of Australia (SIMG) then you must have at least 2.5yrs experience at consultant level at the time of reading this advert.
  • If SIMG you will have completed a formal post in child and adolescent psychiatry, of at least 6 months.
  • A compassionate and collaborative approach to your work with patients at the centre of care.
  • Experience in delivering specialist care in multicultural environments. 
  • Applicants with experience in rural and remote mental health care provision will be highly regarded. 


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