December 2018 Update

14th December 2018 | GP Job Updates

Season’s Greetings to all. Here’s an update on jobs, registration and visas for UK & Irish GPs looking to move to Australia in 2019 Overall, there is still a buoyant jobs market, with vacancies near to all of the major cities. I’ve been talking to several clients over the past week or so – all are keen to recruit: Sydney. Vacancies in the Penrith area (north west of the CBD (Central Business District) and Gregory Hills (south west) NSW. Vacancies on the Central...

Australia to Stop Migrants Moving to Sydney and Melbourne. Does this affect GPs?

10th October 2018 | Uncategorized

A report in the Times (here but subscription required) says that Australia is planning to restrict migrants so that they can’t live / work in Melbourne and Sydney.  It will be a condition of entry that migrants must live and work where they are told to go for their first years. However, this will not affect migrants who have been sponsored by particular employers and who need to live & work where their employers are located. So, it looks like this won’t apply to GPs

Ways to get PR (permanent residency) in Australia

28th June 2018 | Uncategorized

The new visa system (see blog post and this post) has brought into focus the issues around getting PR (permanent residency) in Australia. It used to be that the simplest & quickest way was via the Skilled Independent Visa 189 (points tested) system. However, recently this has become more difficult – anecdotally, we’ve heard that you need to have  75 points in order to be in with a chance of being invited to apply (GPs can get 65 / 70 points but it is hard to get more without...

Australian Work Visa Update

25th June 2018 | Uncategorized

The Australian Department of Health and Ageing has sent out a bulletin highlighting potential skilled migration list changes.  GPs are not on this “potential changes list”, so they should remain on the Medium and Long Term Shortage Occupation List (MLTSOL) through to at least January 2019.  I.E. GPs should still be able to get 4 year / renewable visas with the option to apply for PR. However, the DoHA can change these lists whenever they want to but it is unlikely that they will...

New vacancies

21st June 2018 | Uncategorized

We’ve added some new vacancies today: Melbourne city area (open to UK GPs – rotate between different practices every 6 months Williams Landing – full time vacancy in a new practice being run by experience team South Brisbane – part of a local group of practices, about 30km south of the CBD Rural NSW – Lovely town 4.5 hours from Sydney. Great opportunity to become a partner. Varied workload and friendly place  

Changes to the GP registration system by the RACGP

18th June 2018 | Uncategorized

The RACGP is changing the way they process GP applications. This is being implemented from August 31st –  any applications submitted before then must be substantially complete by that date (and fully complete in terms of documentation by Sep 14th). Applications for the new system will be accepted from Sept 3rd Below is a copy of the email being sent to doctors by the RACGP who have begun the application process. Please see our notes below about applicants who have yet to apply. Dear...

New Vacancies for June 2018

7th June 2018 | Uncategorized

New vacancies for June 2018 1)  north of Brisbane. 2) Rockingham, south of Perth. 3) Rural Victoria (3hrs from Melbourne) All three are privately owned, busy practices with high earnings potential Plus, a new practice opening in Williams Landing, west of Melbourne, early in 2019

New Vacancies for April 2018

4th April 2018 | Uncategorized

We’ve got some new vacancies in April in both Melbourne and Sydney: Melbourne: Deer Park area, north west of the city centre Williams Landing. This is due west of the city centre. Please ring (07950 029647) or email ([email protected]) for more details Sydney: 2 new practices to the west of the city. Locations not yet confirmed but the practice owners are experienced and well respected. Please ring (07950 029647) or email ([email protected]) for more details

New Visa system for GPs going to Australia

23rd March 2018 | GP News, Registration with the AMC and / or RACGP, Uncategorized

Visa Application Information – TSS – 482 Visa The new Visa system for GPs going to work in Australia came into force on March 18 2018 The below information is general information and does not constitute formal migration advice. It may be helpful to use a registered migration agent for advice on any issues you may have applying for your visa. Please contact us if you would like the details of our recommended registered migration agent. (N.B. This will be particularly useful if you and...

Potential threat to 457 working visas for GPs going to work in Australia

7th December 2017 | Registration with the AMC and / or RACGP

The RACGP has recently published their consultation on Skilled Migration Occupation Lists (the jargon term for which type of skilled person is eligible for an Australian work visas). They’ve asked that overseas-trained GPs be taken off the medium and long term shortage list (MLTSSL) – from January 2018. (The MLTSSL is the “best” list to be on as it gives access to both long term work visas and the option of Permanent Residency. The other list, the short-term shortage occupation list...

I would highly recommend EU Health Staff to any GP looking for work in Australia. They provide a very professional, efficient and friendly service.

As a newly qualified GP with a young family, and having never been to Australia before, the process of finding the right job seemed rather daunting at first. Being matched to the right practice and location was crucial to the success of our move.

Paul, based in the UK, did an excellent job in assessing my needs and interests (and those of my family!) and matching me to the right job/s. This saved me a lot of time and effort. He was also very responsive in replying to my queries, liaising with partners and employers in Australia, arranging interviews, and keeping me up to date with the whole process.

‘Monique, based in Australia, was also immensely helpful as the time of our move approached, and communicated directly with my wife regarding many practical queries that we had. This was great for us as I was busy working full-time and had no time to make calls to Australia at a suitable time; or to reply to emails promptly. Monique also gave us a warm welcome to Perth and was there on my first day at work here.

My wife and I feel as though we were guided by the hand in what could have otherwise been a very confusing and frustrating maze of application forms, registration steps and overseas phone calls. Quite honestly, I don’t think we would have got very far in the process had we attempted it ourselves unaided!

We have been in Perth for almost three months now and already feel settled into work and family life here. The adjustment process has not been as challenging as we expected. We have made friends easily and are enjoying the outdoor lifestyle…even in winter! We are already planning to stay longer than we first anticipated…even buying a house. Many thanks to Paul, Monique and partners for helping to make this move a reality and success for our family! You are the best!
Dr A. R.