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Physiotherapist - Groote Eylandt

Active Performance
  • Exciting opportunity in East Arnhem Land
  • Community Health Role based on Groote Eylandt
  • Excellent remuneration of $110,000 - $132,000 (depending on experience)
  • + $10,000 Relocation assistance + $10,000 Education grant through NT PHN

Active Performance provides an inclusive, family environment, we value our employees.

  • Role is based on Groote Eylandt with accommodation provided
  • Great locally owned business with an enviable reputation
  • Become part of our highly skilled, close-knit organisation that presents opportunities to develop experience across several fields and locations
  • Opportunity to travel to seldom accessible remote locations within your role

About Active Performance

The AP team provides Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy to clients across North Queensland, Cape York, the Torres Strait, and East Arnhem Land. We have staff based in Cairns and Groote Eylandt. Our clients include remote medical health clinics, NDIS participants, private physiotherapy clients and sporting teams.

We are purpose driven to bridge the gap in healthcare that exists between the cities and rural, regional, and remote communities and deliver on our mission; “To empower our clients to lead healthier and happier lives by providing holistic healthcare in a culturally appropriate way.”

We embody our core values of Integrity, Care, Trust, and Collaboration both within our organisation and in our service provision to every one of our valued clients.

About the Role

AP is seeking a Physiotherapist to be based on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory. In this role, you will be providing high level physiotherapy, exercise therapy and health education to clients in the following settings:

  • Three community health clinics on Groote Eylandt alongside the local health team comprised of doctors, nurses community health workers and visiting specialists.
  • Two aged Care centres on Groote Eylandt for group exercise therapy
  • Up to 15 NDIS participants in the various communities on Groote Eylandt including the opportunity to provide “therapy on country” in some remote and seldom visited locations that clients reside in

These services will be provided in medical clinics, aged care facilities, home visits and out on country ensuring that no two days of work are the same.

Duties in these specific areas include:


  • Provision of NDIS funded Physiotherapy supports to NDIS participants based in the various communities across Groote Eylandt
  • Clients will vary across the lifespan and will present a wide array of pathologies
  • Completion of therapy reports for NDIS participants.

Community Clinics:

  • Provision of physiotherapy to community clients who have been referred by local GP’s and nurses to be seen for physiotherapy
  • Locations of therapy to be provided in various settings such as in clinic, home visits and on country

Aged Care:

  • Provision of group exercise therapy and physiotherapy to clients of the community aged care centres

Active Performance professional development and job role support include:

  • Internal professional development schedule
  • Weekly team meetings
  • Weekly one on ones
  • Twice yearly AP development meetings

The Benefits

We have put together an excellent remuneration package of $110,000 - $132,000 (incl superannuation) plus leave entitlements and a range of incentives including:

  • Professional Development allowance with individualised PD options driven by you
  • Free accommodation in Alyangula township
  • Work vehicle (Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD) provided
  • Work mobile phone provided
  • Performance bonuses

This will recognise your professional skills and rewards performance and productivity. As further experience is gained, income will grow accordingly.


Suitable applicants must:

  • Have a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy and be AHPRA registered
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Current police record check and blue card or ability to obtain one
  • Minimum 3 years clinical experience
    • Remote community health work / Indigenous Health work is highly desirable
    • Occupational Physiotherapy is NOT a pre-requisite as training and upskilling will be provided as needed
  • Exemplary communication skills and the ability to build relationships with a range of people.

About Groote Eylandt

This role will be based on Groote Eylandt, situated in the pristine waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria where seldom-visited islands, beaches, swimming holes, rugged coastlines and towering escarpments are ripe for exploration! Located approximately 50km off the eastern coast of Arnhem Land and approximately 630 km from Darwin – Groote Eylandt is the largest of some forty surrounding islands in the Groote Archipelago and is also Australia’s 3rd largest island.

Groote holds many adventures for nature lovers, fishing and camping enthusiasts, amateur photographers, and explorers. Spend your weekends exploring any of the 18+ Recreational Areas or explore the countless inland hiking or mountain bike tracks. Secret coves, sandy bays, and reefs are discoverable by both car and boat, with Groote also having the reputation as one of the best fishing destinations in Australia! Your family and friends will be dying to visit you in this tropical paradise when they see all your nature photos and fishing shots!

The local tarmac airport is 18km form Alyangula Township, with Air North operating daily inbound and outbound commercial flights to/from Darwin and Gove (flying time approx. 90 minutes). There are also direct Charter flights that operate between Cairns (QLD) and Groote Eylandt on a weekly basis.

With a thriving Indigenous culture, excellent local amenities set amongst a beautiful tropical backdrop, living, and working on Groote Eylandt is a truly unique and breathtaking cultural experience afforded to a lucky few!

Life on Groote Eylandt

Alyangula offers a great lifestyle for couples and young families and excellent facilities including: Alyangula Area School, Seagrass Early Learning Centre (a brand new Day-care Centre), OHSC Program, a Health Clinic, a manicured beachfront Golf Course, Groote Eylandt Lodge Resort, Alyangula Recreation Club, a well-stocked Supermarket, Anindilyakwa Arts Centre, Coffee Shop, a wonderful Bakery, Hardware Store, Electrical & Homewares Store and a small arcade with various other shops including a Post Office, Chemist, Newsagency, CWA Op Shop and a Clothing Boutique.

There are also many modern & carefully maintained amenities making Alyangula a very family-friendly place to live including 3x well equipped playgrounds, a large swimming pool, 2 modern gyms, squash courts, town oval, tennis courts and a stunning 18 hole golf course on the coastline - all well placed within a tropical ambience and available for residents to use free of charge. There is also a very lively community social calendar (for young and old) and various volunteer-led programs for children including BMX, Netball, AFL, Golf & an Outdoor Evening Cinema on weekends.

Please Note Re Employment for Spouses: There are also a great number of local employment opportunities for spouses across a robust local workforce comprising of many local community organisations both large and small. Regularly advertised positions range from admin roles through to construction positions - and everything in between, and people with local accommodation are regularly sought by local organisations due the limited access to local accommodation. There are also regularly offered employment opportunities within the Anindilyakwa Land Council in various specialised fields.

For more insight about us, visit our website

For further information regarding this position please contact Nick Kenny on 0427 547 918.

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