South Australia

Riverland South Australia Location Report


Riverland South Australia, have you considered visiting here? The relaxed lifestyle, tranquil Murray River and excellent food and wine scene makes it a fantastic place to visit and work.

Captain a five-star houseboat or let someone else do the hard work on a paddle steamer cruise. Fish from the banks of the Murray River or paddle a kayak on the water. The Riverland is South Australia’s largest fruit-producing region so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to fresh fruit and other produce. Enjoy the sunshine, water sports and a laid-back lifestyle.

There is so much to do and see in the Riverland and Berri areas. A great place to start is here: 

Discover the Murray River National Park, see the 'Big Orange', enjoy the Riverland Wine & Food Festival or plan a houseboat adventure!

The name Berri derives from the Aboriginal term berri berri, meaning ‘big bend in the river’, and it was once a busy refuelling stop for wood-burning paddle steamers. These days Berri is an affluent regional hub for both state government and agricultural casual-labour agencies. The ‘Big Orange’ – one of Australia’s iconic ‘big’ roadside tourist lures – awaits resuscitation on the edge of town.
— Lonely Planet


  • Fly to Adelaide or Mildura and drive to Berri.

  • Daily bus service from Adelaide (about 3.5 hours).


Prescript are Medical Recruitment Specialists

At Prescript we’re known for helping solve the regional doctor shortage in Australia.

Every day we’re focused on two clear outcomes - Helping hospitals find doctors that create departments and clinics that run better, have more capacity and less stress. And placing Doctors in jobs that leave them feeling highly valued, rewarded and, most importantly, enjoying what they do.

We believe that when we get these two crucial things right, it has a huge impact on the regional doctor shortage and the healthcare of communities across Australia.

There are three ways to contact us:

  1. Call 1300 755 498

  2. Email

  3. Click 'Connect with Prescript' to ask a question online (with option to upload your CV)

We’d love to hear from you!

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We’re known for helping solve the regional doctor shortage, leaving doctors loving what they do and regional communities feeling like they have the best doctors in town.
— James Hill - Founder - Prescript Recruitment

Locum Consultant O&G | Country South Australia

  • 0800 Tuesday 1 May to 1600 Wednesday 9 May

  • $2,000-$2,200 per day depending on whether you are on call (inclusive of super)

  • Approximately 600 births per year

About your role

Do you have upcoming availability for locum work to help a regional community? Prescript is assisting a health service in country South Australia to find them a locum O&G specialist to cover the above period. You will be working with the other O&Gs to provide outpatient clinics and O&G services for theatre lists. You will also participate in the after-hours on call roster which will be confirmed prior to the locum commencement.

Accommodation is provided close to the hospital and family accommodation can be arranged if required. Return flights and hire car are provided/reimbursed.

About you

You will have your FRANZCOG and specialist AHPRA registration.

Please note that further locum vacancies at this facility are likely. Even if you aren’t available for these dates, please do get in touch to register your interest.

 Application Process

You can apply via this website or you can contact Ian Ormesher at Prescript Recruitment – // 0434 401 379 – very happy to answer any questions.

  • The first stage is an informal conversation with Prescript for you to decide if you want to proceed – you will need to share your CV and we will talk about the position, the company, and the location. You can let us know if you want to bring your family and if you have any special requirements.

  • The second stage is an informal application – we will arrange a phone call or a review of your skills to establish if this is going to be a good fit.

  • The third stage – if you’re happy then Prescript will send you a locum confirmation to say ‘congratulations – all booked!’

  • The fourth stage – Prescript will help manage all the paperwork and logistics. All you have to do is look forward to starting!

About Ian Ormesher & Marcia Beere

Ian and Marcia recruit for locum and permanent positions across regional Australia with a focus on Medicine and O&G. // 1300 755 498

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About Prescript Recruitment

For more information, a great place to start is

You'll find information about our locum and permanent recruitment services for doctors, hospitals and practices.  You'll also find links to our blogs, location reports and other resources.

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ED SMO Fixed-Term Contract Rural South Australia


Do you have strong Emergency Medicine skills and a passion for rural health? Join the team at this private not-for-profit ED in the heart of one of South Australia’s best wine regions.

  • Flexible fixed-term contract (3, 6 or 12 months) with sponsorship available for enrolment fees for the Emergency Medicine Certificate program
  • Opportunity to combine with local General Practice work if desired
  • Earn a competitive salary per year based on your experience for 3 shifts per week and 1 weekend per month

The Role

If you are a doctor in at least your PGY4 year interested in pursuing a career in rural emergency medicine, this could be your ideal next move. As an enthusiastic and motivated medical officer, you will play a vital role in the delivery of medical care to critically ill patients. Supervised by an experienced FACEM, the EMCD supervisor, you will be given guidance and leadership whilst also providing high-quality clinical care for patients. The hospital is currently processing accreditation with ACRRM, therefore opening opportunities to complete GP training in Emergency Medicine.

The Hospital

This private not-for-profit organisation provides Emergency services within a rural general hospital. You will get the advantages of a broad case-mix and hands-on experience but still enjoy a personalised approach to professional development, sometimes overlooked in larger metropolitan hospital units. Sponsorship for enrolment fees for the Emergency Medicine Certificate Program is available as well as support for 80 hours of placement within a suitable metropolitan hospital.

The Location

Surrounded by over 3000 hectares of vineyards and orchards, this charming historic town is one of the largest wine producers in Australia. The local cafes and restaurants are known for making great use of the region’s fresh produce and its multiculturalism. There are also many ways to enjoy the natural environment in and around town with a wonderful riverfront walk and national trust property close by.

Sound Interesting?

If you can demonstrate commitment to a career in Emergency Medicine and you currently hold registration with AHPRA, get in touch with Georgia Stratford on 0416 544 788 or to find out more.

Georgia Stratford 

Critical Care Recruitment Specialist

1300 755 498