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About Gatton

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.

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Working in Gatton

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.

Living in Gatton

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.

Local must see!

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.

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  • 20 district education facilities including public and private schools (Preparatory Year followed by Year 1 to Year 12), special education and University of Queensland agricultural college
  • Childcare facilities
  • Community clubs including Rotary, Lions, Queensland Country Women’s Association, RSL, Scouts and Girl Guides
  • Library
  • Several faiths provide services and places of worship
  • Gatton Training Centre
  • Police station
  • Australia Post
  • Super IGA, Coles and International Food Emporium
  • Most major banks
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  • Sporting clubs and facilities including the Gatton Indoor Sports Centre (indoor cricket, futsal, basketball, volleyball, netball, gymnastics, aerobics and self-defence), golf, swimming, cricket, bowls and tennis
  • Gatton Shire Art Gallery
  • Gatton College
  • Gatton Historical Village (Gatton and District Historical Society Museum)
  • Clydesdale and Heavy Horse Field Days weekend
  • Gatton Street Sprints
  • Motorcycle Swap Meet
  • Spring Bluff Railway Station (Heritage Listed)
  • Bicentennial National Horse Trail
  • Lake Apex Park and Blackduck Creek
  • Glen Rock Regional Park
  • Camping, bush walking, fishing
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Physical Address:
Gatton Hospital, 97 - 103 William Street GATTON QLD 4343
Postal Address:
General Phone:
+61 7 5468 4188
Office Hours:
0730 to 1630 Mon to Fri
Real life stories
Helen Douglas, Mental Health Nurse, Queensland Health
Helen Douglas Mental Health Nurse, Ipswich "I love that I can make a difference in people's lives. Nursing has given me wonderful colleagues and lifelong friends".
Alison and Steve Caddick, Midwife & RN, Ipswich Hospital, Queensland Health
Alison and Steve Caddick Midwife & RN, Ipswich Hospital "We love the laid back attitude of the Queensland people, we feel much less stressed and everyone we meet is so friendly".
Khalid Jaber, Doctor, Ipswich Hospital, Queensland Health
Khalid Jaber Doctor, Ipswich Hospital "Every time we reassess our goals and what we are doing, we say coming to Australia was a great decision".
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