Gatton is a thriving country town located in the Lockyer Valley, in South East Qld. The area is primarily agricultural with vegetables making up the majority of crops. Gatton was one of Qld’s earliest rural settlements and the town grew to become an important service centre for surrounding farms. The University of Qld has a campus on the former Gatton Agricultural College which is the base of rural focused research, teaching and training. Gatton offers a quiet and relaxed lifestyle for those looking for authentic country living without sacrificing city conveniences.
As a Queensland Health employee, you will likely be distributing health services from the Gatton Hospital. The Gatton Hospital is a 22 bed facility and provides medical, post-operative care, outpatients, accident and emergency, post-natal care, respite, step down/rehabilitation and palliative care services to the region.
Community Health services consists of child health, community health, oral health and community mental health services as well as a diabetes consultant and Well Women's clinic.
Allied Health provides physiotherapy, rural mental health, social work, oral health and an occupational therapist from the Hospital too.
Numerous industries prosper in the town. Gatton’s University of Queensland campus commenced in 1990 and their Faculty of Natural Resources, Agriculture and Veterinary Science is widely recognised as being one of the best agricultural colleges in the country.
The Lockyer Valley Regional Council provides new residents to the area with a Welcome Kit. This tool consists of essential information about living in the Lockyer Valley such as information on schools, health facilities, housing, childcare, business directory and much, much more. You can obtain one from the Gatton Visitors Information Centre located on Lake Apex Drive.
The Gatton Heavy Horse Field Days held in May showcases heavy horse breeds such as clydesdales, draught horses, percherons and shire horses in a weekend competition guaranteed to entertain one and all.