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About Proserpine

Proserpine is an intimate sugar town located in the centre of the Whitsunday region in North Queensland. The main industries of the region are cattle, sugar production and tourism, although Proserpine’s coffee and turf are growing areas. A pretty and functional town with modern facilities, Proserpine is the mainland base for the popular tourist mecca of the Whitsunday Islands. Proserpine offers a relaxed tropical lifestyle with excellent outdoor activity opportunities and educational facilities.

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Working in Proserpine

As a Queensland Health employee, it is likely that you will be distributing health services from the Proserpine Hospital. This 35 bed facility provides a number of inpatient, outpatient, elective and emergency theatre, medical imaging and allied health services.

The Hospital provides obstetrics, general medical and surgical, paediatrics,
palliative care and a high dependancy unit as inpatient services.

Outpatient services consist of paediatrics, orthopaedics, gynaecology, antenatal, midwifery, wound management, pre-admission, fracture clinic, child and family health clinic, diabetic education, chronic disease management, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, surgery, ear nose & throat, Well Women's, podiatry (private) and dietetics (private). Adult, child and youth community based mental health services are provided as well as alcohol, tobacco and other drug services.

Elective and emergency theatre, general surgery, dental, orthopaedic, obstetrics & gynaecology and endoscopes.

Medical imaging services provided by the Hospital are plain x-ray, CT scans and ultrasounds.

Allied health services of social work, speech pathology, pharmacy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy are also available.

Living in Proserpine

There are unlimited ways you can spend your weekend in Proserpine, without having to head to Airlie Beach. Take a trip to the Peter Faust Dam for a spot of waterskiing or Barramundi fishing, or drive to Conway Beach and stop off at Cedar Creek Falls. There is also the option of venturing to the world famous Whitsunday Great Walk trails throughout the local Conway Range National Park. Proserpine is well known for its high rainfall in summer and it's this climate that keeps the Falls running all year round.

With its great schools, well priced real estate and numerous after-school activities
ranging from a variety of sport to dancing and drama classes, Proserpine is an
ideal location for anyone looking at raising a family. The Proserpine locals are very supportive of their rugby league football team, the Brahmans, and the town has produced a number of professional-level league players in its time.

Local must see!

Venture into the infamous Colour Me Crazy store, hidden in a back alley of Proserpine. Customers come from all over the world to purchase one of the trinkets
from this treasure trove of jewellery, homewares and clothing. You’ll spend hours in this store and still not see everything on offer.

Aerial view of Proserpine Aerial view of Proserpine Services
  • 6 education facilities, including state and private schools (Preparatory Year followed by Year 1 to Year 12) and special education
  • Childcare facilities
  • Community clubs including RSL, Lions, Lionesses, Rotary, Apex, Scouts and Guides
  • Proserpine library including online collection
  • All major faiths offer services
  • Cultural Hall with weekly film showings
  • Police station
  • Parks
  • Most major banks
  • Emergency services
  • Shopping centres including IGA and Woolworths
  • 6 hotels
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  • Sporting clubs and facilities including swimming, tennis, bowls, squash, netball, rugby league and rugby union football, golf, cricket, volleyball, little athletics, two dance schools, gymnastics and soccer
  • Gym
  • Proserpine Memorial pool – Olympic size
  • Proserpine Historical museum
  • Airlie beach
  • Airlie beach lagoon
  • Visit and experience the beauty and wonder of the Whitsunday Islands
  • Access to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Peter Faust Dam - fishing, swimming, waterskiing
  • Conway National park and beach
  • Midge Point beach
  • Proserpine River – fishing, crocodile spotting
  • Cedar Creek falls
  • Birdwatching, bushwalking, camping, sailing, watersports, horseriding
  • Annual Show in June
  • Dingo Beach
  • Lion’s Dingo Beach Fun Day in June
Cedar Creek Falls, Airlie Beach Cedar Creek Falls, Airlie Beach Queensland Health facility address
Physical Address:
26-32 Taylor Street PROSERPINE QLD 4800
Postal Address:
General Phone:
+61 7 4813 9400
General Fax:
+61 7 4813 9480
Office Hours:
0830 to 1700
Real life stories
Matt Curr, RN, Proserpine Hospital
Matt Curr RN, Proserpine Hospital "Working for QH gives me a better lifestyle, more time to spend with family and excellent benefits such as salary sacrificing".
Deidre Bradshaw, Clinical Neuro Psychologist
Deidre Bradshaw Clinical Neuro Psychologist
Mackay Hospital
"I enjoy the wide variety of patients I see in one day. Everybody is unique and interesting in their own way".
Megan Norris, Physiotherapist, Mackay Hospital
Megan Norris Physiotherapist, Mackay Hospital "Its the work in different areas, the support form colleagues and the diverse after-work activities that make Mackay great".
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  • 4,800 Population
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