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Central West Hospital and Health Service
About Jundah

Jundah is a remarkable outback town located near the Thomson River in the heart of Central Queensland. The introduction of heavy machinery has renewed the mining interest in the region with oil and gas reserves, as well as opals, being mined. However, it’s the sheep and cattle industries that keeps Jundah thriving. Set amongst spectacular displays of either dry red expanses or flooding plains of native wildflowers, Jundah offers an authentic and laid back outback lifestyle.

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Working in Jundah

The Jundah Primary Health Care Centre provides 24-hour emergency medical service seven days a week as well as a primary health care clinic.

Other services provided by the centre include remote area nursing service, QAS ambulance response provided by Qld Health employee, operator x-ray service, immunisation, pathology specimen collection, primary health education, counselling, visiting Well Womens’ clinic four times a year and twice yearly dentist visits as well as Royal Flying Doctor Service medical clinic held every two weeks with child health and midwifery services.

Visiting allied health services include a dietician, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, podiatrist and psychologist visiting every three weeks.

The Jundah Primary Health Care Centre also coordinates with Blue care and Home And Community Care (HACC) to provide aged care services to the community.

Living in Jundah

Jundah’s scenic countryside is the only rival to the townspeople’s hospitality as the top reason to live and work in Jundah.

Exquisite rock holes, panoramic lookouts, vivid red sand dunes and the unique channel country provide not only a myriad of activities but also play home to a number of unique and rare plant and animal species, like the yellow-footed rock wallaby.

With a population of 120, the people of Jundah are proud of their eclectic community. The town is picturesque, the river is well stocked and the local mine produces some of the finest black and boulder opals in the world. The people of Jundah make their lives colourful with zany events like the Woolly Caulfield Cup. Sheep, jockeyed by toy monkeys, race as part of a day of live entertainment, luncheon, children’s games and fashions in the field in October each year.
Proceeds from the event go to the Jundah Race Club and the Royal Flying Doctor Service whose assistance is regularly called upon in this region.

Local must see!

Take your reel and rod down to the Thomson River for a spot of fishing. The river yields a variety of fish including yellowbelly, catfish and bream and the waterholes along the river are rife with yabbies.

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  • Jundah State School (Year 1 to Year 7)
  • Playgroup
  • Museums and art galleries
  • The Rural Transaction Centre, incorporating library and public computer access
  • Anglican and Catholic churches
  • Jundah Hotel
  • Caravan Park
  • Barcoo Shire Council library
  • Zelenko’s General Store
  • Barcoo Shire Administration Centre
  • Police station
  • Postal agency with banking facilities
  • Jundah Womens’ Centre
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  • Sporting clubs and facilities including swimming, racecourse, golf, tennis and basketball
  • Welford National Park
  • Barcoo Shire Museum
  • Galaxy Opal
  • Woolly Caulfield Cup in October
  • Thomson River – fishing, watersports, kayaking, camping
  • Historical Museum
  • The Native Well
Fishing in Jundah Fishing in Jundah Queensland Health facility address
Physical Address:
Hospital Road JUNDAH QLD 4736
Postal Address:
PO Box 28 JUNDAH QLD 4736
General Phone:
+61 7 4658 6188
General Fax:
+61 7 4658 6160
Office Hours:
0900 to 1600
Real life stories
Bron Hocking, Psychologist, Longreach Hospital
Bron Hocking Psychologist, Longreach Hospital "Rural settings allow you to work in close proximity with some great professionals and people, who are always only five minutes away".
Claire Chivers, Nurse ED, Longreach Hospital
Claire Chivers Nurse ED, Longreach Hospital "People are genuinely concerned for you, they’re friendly and welcoming. They want to yarn and say hello".
Steve Dyer, Clinical Nurse, Barcaldine Hospital
Steve Dyer Clinical Nurse, Barcaldine Hospital "I love rural work. My colleagues are very supportive and I’ve enjoyed increased variety and autonomy in my job".
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  • 120 Population
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