Parkes Hospital

Participating hospital information updated Friday 29th July 2016. Please contact specific hospitals if further information is required.


18 Coleman Road Parkes, NSW 2870


Manager / Contact

Rochelle Smith

No of FYGs

1 new grad PT

No of physios (PT) and assistants (A)

1 P/T PT, 1 F/T PTA

No of hospital beds


FYG Clinical Rotations

  • General medical
  • Sub - acute rehabilitation
  • Ambulatory Care

Working hours

Weekend shifts


Evening shifts



Yes, a variety of council and hospital accommodation available both in Parkes and Forbes ranging from $44/wk to $150.



Orientation Process

Contact and information prior to beginning. Tours of accommodation and department provided on request prior to start. New graduates will begin orientation at Parkes and each will spend time working at Forbes hospital. St Vincents orientation will occur on secondment.

Education programs

Monthly Lachlan PT inservice. Webinars through Allied Health Webinars and APA.

Facebook private new graduate page.

Monthly regional area teleconference inservices.

Pre-Requisites e.g. D/L; Interest in clinical areas relevant to facility

Social Activities

  • Home to the world famous Parkes Radio Telescope.
  • January Parkes Elvis Festival.
  • Full range of sports including water sports.
  • Parkes Paintball.
  • Trundle hotel and Albert’s Rabbit Trap hotel.
  • Country shows. Peak Hill Open Cut mine.
  • 2 hours to Mudgee wine tasting, 1 hour to Orange food destinations,
  • 1.5 hours to Dubbo Western Plains Zoo.
  • Wellington Caves, giant Australian dinosaurs.
  • Canowindra Fish Fossil Museum.
  • Antique Car museums 2 hours to Temora aviation museum with regular airshows.
  • Modern cafes and shops.

Support Mechanisms

Annual Leave Policy