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Why Tasmania

Why Tasmania

Welcome to Tasmania!

Imagine waking up every morning with a sense of wellbeing and knowing you are part of a safe and supportive community. Knowing that you are minutes away from everything and that you have time to enjoy life.

So if you are wondering "Why Tasmania?", below are some reasons why...

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Way too beautiful

Stunning beaches and coastline, rugged nature, a haven for wildlife, tons of national parks and World Heritage sites to explore make Tasmania a truly beautiful place. You can live your entire life here and still find new exciting things to discover and explore… and you are breathing the freshest air in the world.

Very affordable lifestyle

Tasmania is probably the cheapest state in Australia to buy a property. You can find fantastic properties, in idyllic locations at a fraction of the cost compared to Australia’s capital cities.

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The foodies' and wine connoisseurs' Mecca

When it comes down to the finest produce, Tasmania has it all. Top restaurants, world-class wineries and fantastic gourmet experiences. Living in Tasmania offers you access to prime organic produce, true farmers' markets, a multitude of food festivals and so much more. You can eat, drink and enjoy the good things in life.

Booming art and culture scene

Tens of thousands of ‘mainlanders’ (people from the other side of Bass Strait) continue to flock to the island every year to enjoy the Tasmanian cultural scene. There are lots of music events, art exhibitions, theatre performances and festivals all year round.

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Where else would you rather be but in Tasmania?

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Enjoy life!

Here you have time, and how precious is that?! You can finish work, take the kids to sports or music lessons, go out with your partner for dinner, to the movies afterwards and by the time you finish it's still probably 9:30 pm, just in time for an extra glass of Pinot or a cuppa. Life is too short to not enjoy it.


You are close to everything

To be honest, traffic jam is not a common term around here. Tasmania is not that big, so getting around the island is very easy (and have we mentioned the breathtaking scenery?). A drive home from work is definitely over in a few minutes, so you have more time to live. You are also close to airports with only a 1-hour flight to mainland Australia.

After several years working in outback Australia, my family and I decided to return to Tasmania. We knew where we wanted to live, but I approached HR+ for their advice and help to find the best job for me. They arranged a site visit and interviews and I accepted a position in an excellent general practice which has encouraged me to pursue my passion for medical education. HR+ arranged a professional orientation so that I was up to speed with the local context and they also offer financial support for professional development. If you’re looking for a job in Tasmania, I strongly recommend contacting HR+. Tasmania is a fantastic place to live and work and we definitely made the right move!

Dr Louise Butler

GP - Huon Valley Health Centre

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You make a real difference in the community

Because we are small (the state’s entire population is 1/4 of Brisbane's population), you get a great sense of community that truly cares for one another. Being a health professional in Tasmania comes with great appreciation and respect from all members of the community.

Professional development and scholarships

HR+ offers many opportunities for training and professional development as well as scholarships programs. You can keep updated with the latest in the medical industry as well as network with your professional colleagues.

Explore Tasmania's Regions

Tasmania's regions have their own unique appeal and are packed with attractions and history. Discover more by selecting the regions on the map.

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