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  • Student house in BusseltonBusselton student accommodation - 51 Haifordshire Loop West Busselton

  • Busselton RCSWA officeBusselton RCSWA Office - 76 Gale Street Busselton

  • Busselton jettyBusselton jetty

  • Beach fishing in BusseltonBeach fishing

Busselton is Western Australia's premier seaside resort town with 30 kilometres of white sandy beaches. The bay is enjoyed by fishermen, water skiers, snorkellers, scuba divers, windsurfers and sailors.

The Busselton region has long been known for its farming industries, including dairy, beef cattle and sheep, and is now gaining a reputation for producing award-winning wines.

The town makes an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding areas of Dunsborough, Margaret River and Yallingup.

The Busselton office is located at 76 Gale Street. The office is well-equipped with a photocopier, printer, fast internet access and library resources.

  1. Accommodation
  2. Health services


Busselton currently has two four-bedroom, two-bathroom fully furnished and equipped student houses. They are both located in the "Old Broadwater Farm" Estate, just five kilometres from the centre of town. Wireless internet access is provided at the houses.

Students are required to bring their own vehicles to the RCSWA site as travelling to Margaret River, Dunsborough and Bunbury will be required throughout their clinical rotations.  Busselton offers well developed cycleways; students are encouraged to bring their bicycles to enhance their recreational experience  during the year.

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Health services

Students will spend five sessions per week rotating through the Busselton District Hospital or one of the following six practices located in Busselton, Dunsborough or Margaret River:-

  • Busselton Medical Practice
  • Duchess Medical Practice
  • Healthscope Medical Centres
  • Surgery 82
  • Margaret River Medical Centre
  • Margaret River Surgery

Busselton District Hospital provides the following facilities and learning opportunities:

  • 44 bed, GP led ward
  • Two birth suites for low risk obstetrics (with caesarean capability) - approximately 280 deliveries annually
  • Two theatres (O&G, ENT, orthopaedic, scopes, ophthalmology, general surgery)
  • GP anaesthetists providing cover on a rostered basis for all anaesthetics
  • 10 bed Emergency Department staffed 24/7 with emergency doctors, RMOs and GPs (30-100 presentations per day)
  • Eight bed day surgery unit (operates seven days per fortnight)
  • Radiology - CT scanner, ultrasound, X-rays, weekly tutorials from radiologist
  • Four bed renal dialysis unit
  • Two bed hospice

 Visiting specialists

  • Cardiologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • General surgeons
  • Gynaecologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Orthopaedic surgeon
  • Palliative care physician
  • Plastics
  • Renal physician
  • South West eye surgeons
  • Urologist

Aboriginal Health

Students obtain experience in the provision of health services to the Indigenous community at the South West Aboriginal Medical Service (SWAMS) in Bunbury.

Community services

  • Community Drug Services Team
  • Silver Chain
  • Child Health Centres
  • Busselton Health Study reasearch facility

Diagnostic facilities

  • Clinipath
  • Global Diagnostics
  • PathWest Busselton
  • Western Diagnostics
  • West Coast Radiology

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Friday, 5 September, 2014 4:44 PM