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Doomadgee

North West Hospital and Health Service
About Doomadgee

Doomadgee is an Indigenous community located on the Nicholson River in the far north western corner of Queensland, near the Gulf of Carpentaria. In 1936, after being decimated by a cyclone, the community moved inland to its current location. The early 1980s saw the government move to establish self-government in the community and by 1983 the Gangalidda people took responsibility of the town. Today, Doomadgee is a Deed of Grant in Trust community governed by the Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council.


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Working in Doomadgee

As a Queensland Health employee working at the Doomadgee Hospital, knowledge of or willingness to learn about Indigenous health is crucial. Other services provided by the hospital include primary health carers, outpatient services, emergency services and observation capacity.

Visiting specialist services to Doomadgee include the Royal Flying Doctors Service, paediatrics, dietetics, oral health and speech therapy.

Living in Doomadgee

There are strict regulations regarding alcohol consumption in Doomadgee.

Doomadgee is very much a remote location with limited shopping and public amenities available. However, the unique environment encourages a multitude of outdoor activities such as camping, swimming and fishing, making Doomadgee a paradise for the active couple.


Local must see!

The Indigenous community of Doomadgee is friendly, strong and proud. See the Aboriginal artwork of the area, hear some Dreamtime stories and learn the histories.


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  • Doomadgee State School (Preparatory Year followed by Year 1 to Year 12)
  • Australia Post
  • General store
  • Guest house
  • Caravan park
  • Bank
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  • The old dormitories
  • Aboriginal art
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
View, Doomadgee View, Doomadgee Queensland Health facility address
Physical Address:
Sharpe Street DOOMADGEE QLD 4830
Postal Address:
PO Box 70 DOOMADGEE QLD 4830
General Phone:
+61 7 4745 8800
General Fax:
+61 7 4745 8144
Office Hours:
0800 to 1700
real-life-stories
Joanne Gabbert, EEN, Cloncurry Hospital
Joanne Gabbert EEN, Cloncurry Hospital "Although you work in a rural area there is always support be it the doctors or regional centre or the flying doctor".
Elizabeth Colville, Physiotherapist, Mt Isa Hospital
Elizabeth Colville Physiotherapist, Mt Isa Hospital "The people who live out here are all friendly and welcoming. A wide range of experience can be gained by the many different types of patients".
Glen Williams, DON, Mt Isa Hospital
Glen Williams DON, Mt Isa Hospital "I love the diversity of the role and of many things throughout the health service district in the outback. Not one day is the same".
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