My Region - Goldfields

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Map of Western Australia showing location of Goldfields region in a pop out circle.

Part of the responsibility of Primary Health Networks is to identify and respond to the health needs of our community. We want to hear from you about the health issues and the availability of health services in the areas you live.

The stories, pictures and survey responses from these pages will be used to inform the planning of primary health care in your region.

My Community Directory is an online directory of health and community services. Download the Goldfields directory by clicking the image below:

Part of the responsibility of Primary Health Networks is to identify and respond to the health needs of our community. We want to hear from you about the health issues and the availability of health services in the areas you live.

The stories, pictures and survey responses from these pages will be used to inform the planning of primary health care in your region.

My Community Directory is an online directory of health and community services. Download the Goldfields directory by clicking the image below:

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    In this Together: National Reconciliation Week

    7 days ago

    National Reconciliation Week 2020

    27 May - 3rd June

    Don't miss out on key events happening this week

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    Angel Flight extending volunteer flights to include medical supplies

    27 days ago

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    Information can be found on their website(External link)

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    ICLA eFriend Launch

    27 days ago


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    The Disability Information Helpline

    28 days ago

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    Using iThink to respond to COVID-19 coronavirus challenges

    about 1 month ago

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    Aboriginal Health and COVID19 – WAPHA’s Role

    about 1 month ago

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    In This Together

    about 1 month ago

    In This Together




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    See Your GP Campaign

    about 1 month ago


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