Good News! Changes to the RACGP system delayed

1st June 2017 | GP News

Good News! Changes to the RACGP system delayed until mid 2018 The RACGP system and the Australian immigration department announced plans in April to change the way in which UK and Irish GPs become registered to work in Australia.  We’ve now heard that the RACGP has decided to delay the changes. The plan now is to introduce the changes over several months, starting in July 2018 and being completed in January 2019. Here is a brief summary of what we think theses changes will...

Important Changes to Both the RACGP Registration Process and the Visa System

19th April 2017 | GP News, Registration with the AMC and / or RACGP

The RACGP and the Australian immigration department are planning some major changes to how UK and Irish GPs get to work in Australia over the next few months. We expect these changes to make a significant difference to how easy or other wise it is to get to work in Australia Here is a brief summary of what we think theses changes will mean: RACGP Changes The RACGP is planning a new two stage process to be introduced in the third quarter of this year – so at any point from 1st July. The...

New GP vacancies in outer Melbourne and Newcastle, NSW

9th March 2017 | GP Job Updates

Here at GP Jobs we continue to list the most up to date GP vacancies in Australia. We have recently updated our GP job vacancies in outer Melbourne, Newcastle, NSW. Please see the links below for further details on each individual vacancy. We’ve added a couple of new jobs to the site today. One in the Cranbourne area, south east of Melbourne: Melb7 Mount Martha’s Beach from the local tourist authority Mornington Peninsula       The other is in Newcastle, NSW:...

Getting to grips with the earnings for a GP in Australia

15th February 2017 | Why Australia?

Doctors notes The amount a GP earns in Australia is a subject of much discussion. Here’s our take on it, based on feedback from some of our clients across Australia Almost all GPs are paid on a “fee per service” system. This means that you get a proportion of the income generated each time a patient comes to see you. Usually, the “percentage of billings”, as it’s called, is around 65% to 70%. Thus earnings are not set – but you do earn in direct proportion to the number of...

Three new GP Vacancies in Australia

8th February 2017 | GP Job Updates

GP vacancies in Australia Here at GP Jobs we continue to list the most up to date GP vacancies in Australia. We have recently updated our GP job vacancies Western Australia, Queensland and Adelaide. Please see the links below for further details on each individual vacancy. We’ve added three new vacancies today: Western Australia: A job in the Rockingham area. (no longer available) Queensland: A job very close to the city centre (CBD). QLD2 Adelaide: A job on the north side of the city...

Seven of Australia’s Best Secret Beaches

18th January 2017 | Why Australia?

Australia’s best secret beaches: Where comes up on top? With the temperature here in Guildford at a chilly – 4.5C, there’s a timely article in the Telegraph listing their seven best secret beaches in Australia. At number seven is Point Sir Isaac in South Australia: Number six are the Friendly Beaches, Tasmania           Number 5 is Kitty Miller Beach, Phillip Island, Victoria               Number 4 is Shark...

Work Visas for Australia

16th December 2016 | GP News

There have been several stories recently saying that the Visa system for Australia is tightening up and that GPs will be taken off the skilled occupations list. I’ve copied the following from the FT: “The 15 positions facing deletion from the skilled occupations list include general practitioner, anaesthetist, paediatrician and cardiologist. Removing these occupations would block foreign doctors from applying for entry to Australia via independent or family sponsored points tested...

Qantas to introduce non-stop flights to Perth

12th December 2016 | GP News

Qantas is planning non-stop flights from London to Perth. Beginning in March 2018, the flights will take 17 hours It’s a 9000 mile journey and it will become the longest non-stop scheduled passenger flight. Qantas will use their Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 planes, carrying 236 passengers Current flights typically take 20 hours plus with a stop in Qatar or Dubai   More information via the BBC website:

The Art of Australia

8th December 2016 | Why Australia?

BBC Radio 4 programme about the Art of Australia – a look at the cultural life of Australia. Presented by Corin Throsby, the series looks at the development of the cultural heritage of Australia and the influence of both Aboriginal culture and recent immigrants. The first two episodes are on BBC iPlayer: And Episode 2: Australia Day

Review of property prices in Australia

28th November 2016 | Why Australia?

Here’s a common sense review of the property market across Australia: It makes interesting reading – Perth will continue to cool but prices in Sydney and Melbourne will increase slowly.      

The service I received from both Paul in the UK and from Monique and Martina in Australia was excellent. Initially I mainly was in contact with Paul whilst I was getting organised with registration which he helped with. He was extremely patient in answering all my questions. When I first arrived in Newcastle I was really pleased that Martina came to meet me there whilst she was visiting New South Wales (despite being based in Melbourne) and took me to my practice to meet everyone. I found this particularly helpful as I moved out here on my own knowing no-one so I was grateful to meet a friendly face. I’ve been here 5 months now and its definitely been one of the best things I’ve ever done.
Dr S. G.