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  • Free! Our recruitment service is free for doctors. Save yourself time checking out all the options and let us provide you with a shortlist of vacancies best suited to you. 
  • Big practices, small practices, privately owned, corporate groups – we work with them all and give you the pros and cons of all the options!
  • Confused about Medicare exemptions and where you can get a 19AB exemption?  We can guide you through the options available to you.
  • Relocating to Australia? Let our dedicated experienced registration manager walk you through every step of the process.  After 12+ years of relocating GPs to Australia, we can guide you through paperwork and share shortcuts that have helped other doctors get through more easily.
  • Looking for quality opportunities to suit your interests and preferred location? We can help you develop a shortlist that ticks all the boxes for you.  
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Matching is our passion and with 300+ vacancies across Australia  – we have a large pool of practices to find the best job match for you.

Our established national network of local recruitment consultants know the vast majority of practices across every Australian city. Due to our reputation and experience, we are able to present the best GP jobs with the highest GP salaries in Australia. Our ongoing relationships and intimate understanding of the medical system ensure we only present the best opportunities for General Practice.

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How much do GPs earn in Australia?

Australian GPs are ranked as having the third highest earnings in the world. And for those who want to put in the extra effort, earning potential is uncapped. How much you earn depends on your own working style as well as whether you are working in metropolitan or rural areas. Practices have different billing policies depending on the patient demographics – and this will further impact your earning capacity. Earnings are often strong in rural and outer-metro areas as these often have a high level of chronic disease and/or a severe shortage of GPs. 

Our annual GP Salary Survey will also provide you with more clarity about how your earnings compare. Want to know if you are being paid at current market rates? Give us a call for a confidential discussion.  

Please note: GPs in Australia are independent contractors, not employees and therefore are not entitled to employee benefits.

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Registration 19AB Exemptions

Why would I need a 19AB exemption?

In order to be paid by Medicare, you will need a Medicare Provider Number for the specific location where you are working. Australian law specifies that doctors trained overseas cannot access a Provider Number funding unless they have a 19AB or 19AA exemption. This should not be confused with registration to work as a doctor – it is simply about getting paid for your work. No Provider Number = No Pay.  

The restrictions on overseas trained doctors apply for ten years from the date of first registration in Australia and this is commonly referred to as the ‘ten year moratorium’.

What is the definition of an overseas trained doctor or IMG?

If you trained outside Australia or New Zealand for your primary medical degree, you are an overseas trained doctor (OTD). Likewise, if you obtained your medical degree in Australia, but were not an Australian resident or citizen on the first day of medical school, you will be deemed to be an OTD. 

If you obtained your primary degree overseas, but completed a registrar training program in Australia, you will still be restricted to working under a 19AB exemption.

How do I access a DPA exemption?

DPA areas are geographic catchments that have been designated as Distribution Priority Areas because they have medical workforce shortages. These areas are reviewed regularly, but you can check the current status at any time by accessing the Health Workforce Locator Map. If you work in a DPA area, you will be able to use your provider number for the rest of your moratorium, regardless of whether the DPA status changes or not.

The DPA exemption is not time limited or restricted. You can work at any time of day or night until you finish your moratorium (when you won’t be restricted anyway).

The information provided above is general and subject to change. We recommend that you discuss your personal situation with us so we can provide more specific guidance that applies to your circumstances.

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