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Good News for UK & Irish GPs Going to Australia!

11th October 2019 | Uncategorized

There has been a recent change at the RACGP. They are now offering a route for UK & Irish trained GPs to gain registration in Australia and work in a suburban area. First, to recap: when the new RACGP registration process came into force on September 1st 2019, the RACGP stipulated that all GPs had to work for 12 months in a “MMM2 area or above” (see note below for definition). These areas are essentially rural & remote parts of Australia. The new change, effective from...

New Vacancies in Ballarat

2nd September 2019 | Uncategorized

We’ve got some new vacancies for UK & Irish GPs in Ballarat – about 1hr 20mins west of Melbourne. Details: Our client is looking for UK, Irish or NZ trained GPs for their clinic in Ballarat. They are offering part-time or full-time roles with a mix of in-clinic and home visits. GPs bill between $350k and $600k per annum, giving earnings of around $250,000 to $420,000. Plus they can offer relocation incentives including flights, airport transfers, 6-8 weeks of furnished...

Summary of Changes to the Registration and Visa system for UK / Irish GPs Going to Australia

17th July 2019 | Uncategorized

There have been quite a few changes to the visa and registration process for UK / Irish GPs looking to move to Australia over the past couple of months – and more to come in September Here’s a quick summary Visa certificates: introduced in March, GP practices now need to arrange for a “certificate” if they are going to sponsor you for a visa. The certificates are controlled by the Department of Health and are designed to help direct GPs to more rural practices. So far practices...

NEW “DWS” Areas

2nd July 2019 | Uncategorized

The new system of determining where GPs can work was launched on July 1st. Out goes the old system of District of Workforce Shortage. In comes a new “Distribution Priority Area” The map is here: https://beta.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/health-workforce-locator/health-workforce-locator Put in the location of interest or click “search the map”. Then tick the box for “distribution priority area” (DPA). As expected the areas where GPs from overseas (ie UK...

Changes to the RACGP Registration Process

6th June 2019 | Uncategorized

The RACGP has announced that they are going to change the way that they register overseas-trained GPs from Sep 1st 2019. From this date, applicants will only be given Fellowship (ie equivalence with an Australian trained GP) after that GP has worked for 12 months under supervision, in a rural area. Their definition of “rural” is based on the official Australian “Monash Model” and they’ve specified MMM2 or above. These re typically at least 45 mins to 1 hr from a...

GP Jobs Available!

21st May 2019 | Uncategorized

The new visa requirements are becoming a bit clearer. And, most importantly, we have a couple of clients who have been able to get the appropriate “visa certificate” for their practices. The locations are: Gregory Hills, about 60km south west of Sydney CBD And Mount Helena, about 40 km east of Perth Please let me know if either are of interest: [email protected] We expect there to be other similar vacancies coming along in the next few weeks – though probably...

New Visa “Certificate” for GPs to be introduced on Monday March 11th

26th February 2019 | Uncategorized

The new visa regulation for overseas trained GPs is now due to be implemented from Monday 11th March 2019. The requirement for a visa sponsor (ie the GP clinic in Australia) to arrange a “certificate” as a condition of being able to get a visa is directly targeted at UK, Irish and NZ-trained GPs. The aim is to reduce the number of these GPs coming into the “well-serviced major capital cities and metropolitan areas”, directing them instead to “rural, remote and...

New visa issues likely from Monday 25th February

21st February 2019 | Uncategorized

There is going to be a new requirement for work visas for GPs. Our understanding is that this is going to be introduced from Monday 25th February. (Having said that, the government agency dealing with the applications for certificates say that they know nothing about this new scheme…..  So, the start date may well be delayed) On a first reading of the notes about the process: Sponsors for GPs from Monday 25th February will require a “Health Workforce Certificate”, as part of the...

GP Jobs in Australia – January 2019 update

23rd January 2019 | Uncategorized

Happy New Year. While it is currently just hovering above freezing here in Guildford, in Perth, it’s going to be about 30C this weekend…. We’re just waiting for the Immigration department to announce all of the changes to their visa rules. So far, the main one of interest is that permanent residents will be able to apply for a temporary parent visa. This’ll be valid for 3 or 5 years and renewable (up to a maximum of 10 years). There are going to be 15,000 available...

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

We are currently in Brisbane working, living and enjoying the ‘dream’. This road, which involved a fair amount of paperwork and lots of questions about the different applications i.e. AMC/RACGP/AHPRA would not have been possible without your knowledge and experience. Martina and particularly Lynn were also invaluable in the whole process. To have all of you answer the numerous questions I had all the way through the application process, no matter how trivial, was incredibly helpful. Can’t recommend the service provided high enough. Thanks to all.
Dr S. W.