Roxby Downs

Roxby Downs is a small outback mining town with a population of 4500, located 550 km north of Adelaide.  Due to it's close proximity to Olympic Dam, there is an additional transient fly-in fly-out (FIFO) population of around 1000 people.  The surrounding area is home to the Arid Recovery Reserve, a protected area dedicated to the restoration of Australia's arid lands.  Placements in Roxby Downs are available in year 5.

Year 5

Roxby offers an integrated teaching program, with students largely in the GP clinic parallel consulting. There are also opportunities to be on call at the local hospital with a local GP, visiting specialist clinics and travelling to Woomera to participate in a clinic for defence force personnel. Roxby is a mining community with a young population so there are lots of opportunities to see paediatric and antenatal patients. Students based in Roxby will spend 1 semester there and 1 semester in Whyalla. During the semester in Whyallla, students will mostly do hospital placements covering obstetrics & gynaecology, emergency, general medicine and anaesthetics.