Working in the Northern NSW Local Health District

Working with Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD), you can play a part in delivering quality care to our region.


More than 280,000 people live within the Northern NSW Local Health District, and around 4.7 per cent of our population are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.

Our staff live and work in some of Australia’s most sought-after destinations, where work/life balance is not a buzzword, it’s a reality!

Our health service values the essential role our staff play in delivering innovative ways to respond to the health needs of our patients and clients.

We can offer you:

  • Diverse career pathways
  • Professional and personal development
  • Help with further study and education
  • Flexible and supportive work environment
  • Opportunities to start or build a career, or re-enter the workforce
  • Challenging, inspiring and rewarding roles, and
  • The opportunity to make a difference!

We offer career opportunities for:

  • Medical
  • Nursing
  • Allied Health
  • Corporate Services
  • Hospital Assistants
  • Administration

Living and Working on the North Coast

Tired of big cities? Want to start your days sitting on your deck in the sun, enjoying a cup of coffee and listening to the birds? Or would you rather have a surf or a walk along the beach before work?

Wonderful beaches, world heritage listed national parks, hinterland villages, great food and fine wine, excellent private and public schools, warm and friendly staff are all waiting for you on the North Coast.

The Northern NSW Coast Local Health District covers a region stretching from Maclean in the south to Tweed Heads in the north and the Great Dividing Range in the west.

Our region boasts some of the best, sun drenched stretches of beach anywhere in Australia.

We also have magnificent ancient rainforests and mountain ranges. The region is littered with large river systems which bring the crystal clear waters of the mountains all the way to the sea.

Recreational options are plentiful. For those interested in water sports, there is plenty of boating, sailing and surfing. Scuba diving is also popular with some excellent wreck and reef dives available close to shore. Fishermen are also well catered for with innumerable options for lake, beach and estuary fishing while deep sea fishermen can fish the many reefs that lie hidden close to shore or go to the edge of the continental shelf for game fishing.

The mountains offer a wide range of bushwalking, camping and mountainbiking opportunities. The sheer vastness of the region also means that you will never run out things to explore by car and if you have a 4 wheel drive, you can discover the more remote and untouched places that the area is renown for.

Finding a place to live on the North Coast will also not be a problem. Units by the beach, houses in towns or rural properties where you can enjoy the peace and quiet are all available.

Find out more


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Community Health & HealthOne

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Values & Structure

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NNSW Working Life

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