health & education
It's one of the reasons so many families move to Geraldton and never leave.
Quality childcare and after school care, allow you to work to your full potential, knowing your children are happy, stimulated, safe and secure.
Numerous public and private schools (both religious based and independent) exist at all levels of schooling in Geraldton, from kindergarten to year 12.
Families have a choice of well-resourced facilities in which to educate their children, delivering a standard of education equal to that offered in larger cities.
Subject choices in the senior levels provide all the necessary background for students to gain university and Durack Institute of Technology entrance. In Geraldton, every child can fulfil their educational potential.
Tertiary education has moved ahead rapidly in Geraldton in recent years.
Durack Institute of Technology (previously Central West College of TAFE) has been awarded as Western Australia's Large Training Provider of the Year for its achievements in vocational education and training in the region. The diversity of courses on offer at the College caters for many and varied interests from computing to hospitality, horticulture to graphic arts and any number of trade disciplines.
The Geraldton Universities Centre offers courses from three Perth based universities; the University of Western Australia, Curtin University of Technology and Edith Cowan University. This flexibility affords Geraldton students a greater range of degree courses that can either be commenced, or fully completed, in Geraldton.
With Geraldton the centre of a multi-million dollar rock lobster and fishing industry, a Marine Centre of Excellence places the city at the forefront of education, research and development in all facets of the industry.
Living in Geraldton makes it that much easier to adopt a healthy lifestyle. But, inevitability we all have to call on health facilities from time-to-time and in Geraldton you'll find no shortage of health professionals, doctors, specialists and facilities.
Geraldton Regional Hospital services the entire Mid West region and beyond. The recently rebuilt facility provides an extremely comprehensive range of services to deal with any situation from maternity to routine and elective surgery, to emergencies and intensive care.
Geraldton also supports a private hospital, St John of God Health Care, complete with an adjoining Specialists Centre and Palliative Care Unit - the provision of both public and private health care options providing greater choice for the Geraldton community.
Access to many General Practitioners and a full range of allied health professionals is assured in Geraldton. Physiotherapists, chiropractors, dentists, opticians, speech therapists, the list goes on and on.
Community health facilities support new mothers and their infants while counselling and mental health services support the entire community. Disability services and aged care facilities bring quality of life to all people in our community.
In Geraldton, the best in health and education is all here.