Memory Cove, Eyre Peninsula. Source: Carly Kruger

Memory Cove, Eyre Peninsula. Source: Carly Kruger

Regional description

The Eyre and Far North Local Health Network (EFNLHN) consists of the Eyre Peninsula and the Far North of South Australia. The Eyre Peninsula, a triangular peninsula in South Australia bounded on the east by Spencer Gulf, the west by the Great Australian Bight, and the north by the Gawler Ranges. The Far North is a large region of South Australia close to the Northern Territory Border. With the areas combined you can explore and experience a unique culinary range of food and wine and adventurous lifestyle. The landscapes are of pristine waters, rugged coastlines, sandy deserts and stony plains that hold an abundant and diverse sea and land wildlife.

Port Lincoln Health Service is the current training facility with a view to include Cleve District Hospital & Aged Care, Ceduna District Health Service, Coober Pedy Hospital & Health Service, and Streaky Bay Hospital in the near future. You will also have the opportunity to cross over to the Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network (FUNLHN) training facilities that include Port Augusta Hospital & Regional Health Service and Whyalla Hospital & Health Service.  The regions together are part of the Northern and Eyre Training Network 

For a list of Eyre and Far North Health Service visit the Northern and Eyre Training Network  

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Live, Work Play

Embark on the ultimate seafood safari in the Eyre Peninsula. Taste world-famous Coffin Bay oysters, fresh from the farm and the pristine waters that surround the peninsula, or in one of the region’s many seafood restaurants along with abalone, scallops, prawns and tuna. The main towns in the Eyre Peninsula to explore are Port Lincoln in the south, Whyalla and Port Augusta in the northeast and Ceduna in the northwest.

Blessed with natural beauty Eyre Peninsula features rugged landscapes and beautiful coastline. In addition to abundant seafood, outdoor adventure abounds with the opportunity to get up close to marine life by swimming with dolphins, sea lions and cage diving with great white sharks or take a whale watching tour.

Discover beautiful beaches and picturesque coastal settings from Eyre Peninsula’s national parks and lookouts. Coffin Bay National Park is known for its remote coastal scenery ideal for boating, fishing, sailing and water sports. Head to Golden Island Lookout for spectacular island views, Yangie Bay and Almonta Beach for cliff-top vistas and ocean surf. Lincoln National Park overlooks Boston Bay, with granite headlands and sheltered bays ideal for boating and fishing plus there are designated campgrounds with easy access to beaches.

With more than 2000km of coastline on the Eyre Peninsula, you’re bound to find a beach to relax at and enjoy fun in the sun. A favourite with locals is Venus Bay; with shallow, calm waters it’s a family friendly spot alongside the town jetty for a tranquil swim and dolphin spotting. Fishery Bay is popular with surfers.

Eyre and Far North has it all…

Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula. Source: John White, SA Media Gallery

Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula. Source: John White, SA Media Gallery

Port Lincoln

With a population around 14,000, Port Lincoln is approximately 700 kilometres from Adelaide and situated on Boston Bay, one of the largest protected natural harbours in the world. It is a peaceful, vibrant, self-sufficient regional centre that offers seafood galore, beautiful wines, amazing ocean adventures and wildlife experiences. It appeals to both the outdoor type and the more sophisticated individual.

There are plenty of reasons to look at Port Lincoln as a place to live, besides the seafood. The city boasts the highest number of millionaires per capita than anywhere else in Australia and breath taking views of the cost line from your front door. The Airport is 20 minutes away, and there is a range of public and private schools, shops and other essential services. Dining options range from Chinese, Indian, Italian, Bistro and the usual take away along with playgrounds, parks, sports, recreation and BBQ facilities . Visit surf or child friendly beaches, walk along the newly developed Marina or head out to the Coffin Bay National Park just 20 minutes away.

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Ceduna Jetty, Eyre Peninsula. Source: Southern Australian Tourism Commission. Photographer Peter Eve / Monsoon Studio

Ceduna Jetty, Eyre Peninsula. Source: Southern Australian Tourism Commission. Photographer Peter Eve / Monsoon Studio

Ceduna

The town of Ceduna is located on the Far West Coast of South Australia, on the scenic shores of Murat Bay on the Great Australian Bight, approximately 780kms from Adelaide.

Ceduna is the major centre to a large and diverse business and industry sector on the Far West Coast of Eyre Peninsula.  The Eyre Highway (National Highway One A1) passes directly through the town.

A vibrant, multicultural community of around 3500 people, Ceduna provides a full range of shopping, banking and business.  The region offers a huge choice of coastlines for outdoor activities or try something new: scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, or surfing.  Fish for the delicious King George Whiting, explore the outback or go on a Nullarbor adventure.

Ceduna is home to a robust oyster industry, with various leases from Denial Bay and Smokey Bay that supply almost half of South Australia’s Oysters, earning it the title of Oyster Capital of Australia.  The Ceduna Oysterfest is celebrated during the SA Labour Day long weekend in October each year.

The diverse scenic beauty covers outback wilderness to untouched coastlines and castaway islands of St Peters and St Francis.  Ceduna has everything you need without the hustle or bustle.

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Ceduna Visitor Information Guide

Cummins Lookout, Eyre Peninsula. Source: Tourism Australia. Photographer Greg Snell

Cummins Lookout, Eyre Peninsula. Source: Tourism Australia. Photographer Greg Snell

Cummins

Cummins is situated in the very heart of the Lower Eyre Peninsula, a short 70km drive from the regional centre of Port Lincoln located along spectacular coastlines and is a key service hub for surrounding areas.

A vibrant, engaging community of over 900 residents, which embraces it’s agricultural heritage.  Cummins unique layout sees a dual railway cut through the centre of town.

With sweeping vistas of canola, ripe wheat fields or beautiful green barley crops Cummins has some of the most productive farming land on the Eyre Peninsula and is the perfect place to base yourself to not only explore the local agriculture but also a short drive to check out the multitude of beautiful beaches, salt lakes and rugged coastlines. A short drive in most directions you can be sinking your toes in the sand of any number of pristine beaches, or casting a line for some magnificent fishing, or even catching the sights of many breathtaking surf spots along the Great Australian Bight coastlines.

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Northern and Eyre Training Network

Covering both Eyre and Far North (EFNLHN) and Flinders and Upper North (FUNLHN) Local Health Networks,  choose from a broad range of clinical experiences in both hospital and primary care settings.