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Work For Us

Apunipima is a great place to work, with opportunities to grow and develop and an environment of respect for you as an individual, the community and the environment. With a range of career options and career path ways in Cairns and throughout Cape York, we create opportunities for all of our people to grow, both personally and professionally.

We have big ideas that lead to even bigger opportunities while offering generous benefits to all employees. Every employee at Apunipima Cape York Health Council is a valued and integral member of the team who, together, make a significant difference to the health outcomes of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Cape York deserves the best quality primary health services and the best quality people.

Bernie Singleton Scholarship

The scholarship provides support to Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people from Cape York communities to undertake a full time university qualification in Health or Management related studies.

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Community Based Roles

We are committed to a locally led workforce and encourage you to express an interest in working in your community by contacting our Recruitment Coordinator.  Alternatively you can register your interest here.

If you don’t have qualifications or experience yet, you can talk to us about the career path and training opportunities available.

Fly In Fly Out (FIFO)

We provide you with the opportunity to work and support the people of Cape York on a FIFO or drive in drive out basis, and have staff based in Cairns, Weipa and Cooktown who then fly or drive to the communities they service.

Short Term Contracts and Locums

From time to time we need people to work on short term contracts to provide coverage for staff leave and training. If you would like to join our locum pool or would be interested in a short term contract please register here.  To find out more please contact our Recruitment Coordinator.

Terms and Conditions

With our own Enterprise Agreement in place, we offer above average salary and conditions. Our terms and conditions aim to attract and retain the best, including five weeks annual leave and time off in lieu. You can view a copy of our current Enterprise Agreement here.

Salary Sacrifice

As a public benevolent institution (PBI) we are able to offer you generous salary sacrifice options. That's because when you work for us, the Government allows you to take part of your income as tax-free benefits. Make the most of your hard-earned dollars by using it for your rent or mortgage, or even a Salary Packaging Card to pay for everyday purchases such as petrol, clothing, eating out or even the weekly groceries. For more information go to

Remote Allowance

Staff are paid a remote allowance if they permanently reside in Cape York and undertake their substantive duties in Cape York communities

Cultural Leave

We recognise that our employees maybe required to be away from work for ceremonial or ethnic tradition purposes and provide up to ten unpaid working days per year


Our staff are passionate about supporting NAIDOC day - Apunipima recognises this passion and supports NAIDOC day by providing staff with a day off to attend celebrations

Professional Development

We strongly support training and development that increases our capacity, capability and competence to provide culturally safe health services to the people of Cape York. We are also committed to increased numbers and capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people entering and working in the primary health workforce (consistent with the COAG strategy of Closing the Gap, and living and working in Cape York communities.)


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Helping a new generation

Looking after Cape York's mums and bubs

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Ear check, eye check, Health Check

Growing our kids up strong