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Living in and working in GP Jobs, Practice Nurse Jobs in Geelong and Great Ocean Road, VIC
If you’re looking for a lifestyle with all the benefits of capital city living without the hassles, as well as a rewarding healthcare career, Geelong and the Great Ocean Road region could be for you.
Geelong is Victoria’s second-largest city and is located 72 kilometres south-west of Melbourne. The Great Ocean Road region, named after the famous road along the rugged coastline, extends from Geelong to the South Australian border, taking in towns such as Colac, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Warrnambool and Portland.
Geelong has a strong economy, thanks to its proximity to metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, and is a services hub for the region. Major industries include health, research, defence, manufacturing, information communications tourism, food and horticulture.
An estimated 229,000 people live in the greater City of Geelong area. Deakin University has two campuses in Geelong as well as another at Warrnambool. There are many excellent primary and secondary schools, both public and private. Geelong has many top sporting and leisure facilities are in addition to a thriving arts culture.
Healthcare Jobs and Medical Careers in Geelong and Great Ocean Road, VIC
Victoria’s largest regional health service, Barwon Health, services this region and employs around 7,000 people. Geelong’s University Hospital is a general medical ad surgical teaching hospital affiliated with The University of Melbourne and Deakin University. There are several other hospitals, public and private, throughout the region. The health care and social assistance sector is the city’s largest source of employment, accounting for 16.01 per cent of all jobs.
The Western Victoria Health Network (PHN) supports health professionals in the region. Support networks for this region include chronic disease management, aged care, mental health, palliative care, immunisation and alcohol and other drugs.
The median house price in Geelong is $613,000 while the average weekly rent is $380 per week. Housing is more affordable elsewhere in the region. In Warrnambool the median house price is $320,000 with an average weekly rent of $330, while in Colac the median house price is $262,500 with an average weekly rent of $280. The best ranked suburbs in Geelong to live in are Scarsdale, East Geelong, Belmont, Manifold Heights and Jan Juc.
Geelong is less than an hour’s drive to Melbourne and a train service also links the two cities. The city is also close to Avalon Airport – Melbourne’s second international airport.
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