Aussie Locums specialise in helping General Practitioners (GPs) find locum and permanent positions throughout Australia. Whether you are looking to join a busy city based medical centre, or prefer a remote community setting, we can help you find your ideal placement. Just as no two consultations are the same, we take pride in getting to know our candidates, what they are looking for and learn more about their experience so you can be sure we secure roles that allow you to put your skills to work.
Australia is diverse and certainly one of the most vibrant, thriving places on the planet to live. A heavily invested private and public healthcare system, combined with strong population growth, means there are many opportunities for doctors. Whether you are looking for urban, rural and remote, full time, casual or locum roles, our recruitment specialists will help you find your ideal GP job in Australia.
As a General Practitioner (GP) you have a wealth of remarkable opportunities at your fingertips, regardless of whether you’re in the market for permanent or locum work.
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Some questions you may like answered
We are professional recruitment consultants, with an extensive network of both candidates and clinics, hospitals and other care facilities. We make it our mission to get to know who we work with, so we can find the best fit for our candidates as well as for our clients. Some of our candidates become clients and vice versa, with many having been with us since we opened in 2008.
By gathering industry insights and identifying trends, we can capture opportunities before they even come to the market. Many of our candidates actively choose to work with us exclusively, which further builds on the detailed understanding of their needs which we have gained. By having a talented pool of Sonographers who we have got to know, our clients can be confident that we aren’t just passing on a resume, we are referring a person who we know beyond simply words on a page or a quick phone call.
International Medical Graduates (IMGs) whose medical qualifications are from a medical school outside of Australia or New Zealand, and who are seeking registration to practise medicine in Australia, must provide evidence of eligibility to undertake one of the following assessment pathways:
Competent Authority Pathway
This is for International Medical Graduates looking for general registration and have passed the AMC exam with the relevant practical component.
If you have not yet completed a recognised internship or appropriate period of supervised practice, this pathway may be relevant for you.
This is for International Medical Graduates who hold a specialist qualification obtained outside Australia and are applying for recognition that their qualification is comparable.
Area of Need
If you are an International Medical Graduate applying for a specialist position in a designated area of need in Australia, this pathway could be relevant to you.
The assessment process assesses the knowledge and clinical skills of IMGs seeking to qualify for medical registration in Australia.
The pathway will be different for each individual IMG.
To decide which pathway is right for you, you can complete an initial self-assessment check with an overview of the pathways provided as a guide.
Most IMGs will only be able to undertake a period of supervised employment in an Area of Need or District of Workforce Shortage. Priority areas are usually in regional and the more remote locations which are home to some of Australia’s most breathtaking landscapes, plus financial incentives for working in more remote areas are often provided too.
Correct working rights for Australia
If you are intending to work in Australia, you will need the correct visa to support your intended stay. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia
Visas for GP Initiative (updated August 2019): https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/what-we-do/skilled-migration-program/recent-changes/visas-for-gp-initiative
General Practitioners wishing to head over to the UK for a working holiday can connect with a dedicated UK based consultant to assist you with securing work. Australian trained General Practitioners are highly sought after so if you are thinking of heading to the UK, it is likely you will have a wealth of opportunities to pick from. Speak to your Aussie Locum consultant to find out more about how we can help.
The locum work in the UK is largely within the NHS Hospital system and can be a great way to gain experience if you are looking to break into hospital-based work upon your return to Australia.
You can learn more about the NHS here: