Are you a Partially Comparable GP wanting to live and work in Australia?

 

As a partially comparable GP under the RACGP’s PEP Specialist Stream, seeking a fulfilling career opportunity in a vibrant and diverse healthcare environment? Look no further – Australia beckons with its unique blend of professional growth, work-life balance, and a landscape which promises endless exploration.

Why Australia?

Australia, renowned for its world-class healthcare system, offers an exceptional setting for GPs looking to make a significant impact in their profession. Our country is home to a diverse population, and the demand for quality healthcare services is ever-growing. By joining the ranks of Australian General Practitioners, you not only elevate your career but also contribute to the well-being of communities across this vast and breath-taking land.

Endless Career Possibilities

Imagine practicing medicine in an environment that values innovation and supports continuous professional development. Australia’s healthcare system is designed to foster a collaborative and forward-thinking approach, allowing GPs to thrive in an atmosphere that encourages new ideas and embraces cutting-edge medical practices. Whether you’re an experienced GP or a recent graduate, there are numerous opportunities to grow your skills and make a lasting impact on the lives of your patients.

Work-Life Balance Like Never Before

Australia is not just about work; it’s a lifestyle. Embrace a perfect work-life balance that allows you to enjoy the stunning landscapes, diverse cultures, and vibrant cities that Australia has to offer. With a wealth of outdoor activities, cultural events, and a laid-back lifestyle, you’ll find the perfect equilibrium between your professional aspirations and personal fulfilment.

Quality of Life

Australia is known for its high quality of life, healthcare standards, and attractive lifestyle. Working in Australia can provide you and your family with a safe, stable, and comfortable environment to live and work.

Cultural Experience

Australia’s multicultural society provides an enriching cultural experience, allowing you to interact with diverse communities, learn about different cultures, and contribute to providing healthcare services to a wide range of people.

Embark on a journey where every day brings new challenges, experiences, and opportunities to make a difference. Discover the possibilities that await you as a General Practitioner in Australia – a land of boundless beauty, professional growth, and a life well-lived. Your next adventure starts here!

GP Jobs for Partially Comparable Doctors in Australia

Please Note: Whilst we endeavour to keep this page up to date, the availability of these positions change at very short notice. If you see a position you are interested in, contact us and we will confirm the availability of the job or if we have others nearby that may suit you.

We have experienced a large number of overseas trained GPs reaching out to Alecto, and whilst we are always dedicated to providing our candidates the best experience and roles, there are a number of factors impacting availability of roles for partially comparable GPs

  • There is a scarcity of GPs available to provide supervision as you are competing with GPs already in Australia who are on the FSP, and with Registrars
  • There are only a finite number of practices who are willing to hold a GP role open. It will take at least around 6-9 months for you to arrive in Australia given all the paperwork and AHPRA, visa, Medicare provider number processing times

FAQs

Which qualifications have been assessed as partially comparable?

  • Malaysia – Master in Family Medicine, National University of Malaysia
  • Netherlands – Certificate of Specific Training for General Practice
  • Philippines – Diplomate of Family and Community Medicine
  • Saudi Arabia – Saudi Board in Family Medicine
  • Singapore – Master of Medicine in Family Medicine
  • South Africa – Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians of South Africa – FCFP(SA)
  • Sri Lanka – MD Family Medicine (Family Medicine Specialist Board certification required)
  • United Kingdom – Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners International -South Asia – MRCGP Int South Asia
  • USA – Certification of the American Board of Family Medicine

What are the other requirements assessed to be eligible for the PEP Specialist Stream?

Whilst your qualification may appear on the above list, the RACGP will also require you to meet other requirements in their comparability assessment including but not limited to; confirming you meet the recency of practice standard and that you are completing enough CPD.

What assessments or exams will I need to undertake to gain full medical registration?

As a partially comparable doctor under the PEP Specialist Stream, you will be required to complete a period of time working in the practice prior to completing your Fellowship exams to receive FRACGP.

Where will I be eligible to work?

Partially comparable GPs under the PEP Specialist Stream are required to work in a location that is classified as a Distribution Priority Area (DPA) and a Monash Modified Model (MM) 2 or higher rating. These areas can be viewed on the Health Workforce Locator. Whilst these locations are further out from the city, there are additional monetary compensations for this as well as higher patient numbers.

What visa would I be eligible for and are there pathways to permanent residency?

Whilst we recommend speaking to a registered migration agent about your particular situation, GPs are generally considered to be a priority occupation by immigration so there are visa pathways to permanent residency available. Most GPs first come to Australia on a temporary TSS Subclass 482 working visa and apply for permanent residency once in Australia. 

What are the typical working hours and remuneration for GPs in Australia?

Under the PEP Specialist Stream, you will be eligible to bill full Medicare rates for consultations like a fully recognised Australia GP. Please see further information about GP salaries in Australia on our GP Salary page

What support does Alecto provide to relocate to Australia?

Alecto is here to assist you through the entire relocation and registration process. Our GP recruitment team will assist you in finding the right job and guide your through each step of the registration process until you are in country and starting work. Our Australian based team is also on hand to answer questions and resolve any problems that may arise, once you start working. In Melbourne and Perth, we also run networking events to help you meet other GPs. 

How long does it take to get registered in Australia?

Getting registered to work in Australia can take 6-9 months in total. The timeframes can vary depending on several factors. If you choose to work with Alecto, our dedicated Registration team will assist you with the paperwork and ensure the timing of all applications is seamless.

What is Medicare and why do I need a provider number?

Medicare is a universal health insurance scheme, private practitioners like GPs are paid rebates for medical services and procedures they provide to the community. A good example of this is the case of bulk billing practices that only need to bulk-bill Medicare for all patient visits. This means that patients don’t need to spend any actual money for the consultation or visit.

Also, Medicare ensures that free hospital services for patients in public hospitals and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme or PBS-subsidised prescription pharmaceuticals remain accessible to all Australians.

However, to be able to request Medicare services, you need to have a Medicare provider number which is granted through the PEP Program. This provider number is a crucial identification number if you are to offer services covered by Medicare.

How much does it cost to become a GP in Australia?

Costs for registration in Australia vary depending on your pathway. For Partially Comparable GPs, below are some approximate costs to expect:

Costs prior to starting work:

  • Visa – $3,035 application fee
    •  $3,035 per adult dependant
    • $760 for any dependant under 18 years old
  • RACGP
    • Comparability Assessment – $575
    • Program fee – $8,000 (12 months for full-timers and up to 24 Months for part-timers)
    • Membership Fee – $474
  • AHPRA – $1,600

Fees to be paid once earning:

  • RACGP
    • Exam fees (after working in Australia for a period)- $9,430

* Please note, this list is not all inclusive and costs are subject to change

How does the practice invest in your relocation to Australia?

The practice supports your relocation in a number of ways:

  • Visa sponsorship- the nomination fee is $420 and the skilling Australian fund is $2,400 for a 2 year visa, and the price increases with each extra year).
  • Providing and paying a supervisor for you during the PEP program
  • Providing fellowship exam support
  • Orientating you to the Medicare, and the health system in Australia
  • The practice puts a role ‘on hold for you’ while they wait for you.

Victoria MM2+ GP Jobs

Near Kilmore - 1 hour from Melbourne

  • Owned by a well-established aged care provider
  • GP clinic with large capacity for growth due to high patient demand in the area
  • Mixed billing practice
  • DPA and MM4
  • Split your time between aged care and family practice
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New South Wales MM2+ GP Jobs

Albury - 3.5 hours from Melbourne

  • Visa Sponsorship available
  • 60 to 70% of Billings
  • Private Billing – Hourly rate guarantee
  • Flexible working hours offered for work life balance
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Near Lismore - 1.5 hours from Gold Coast

  • 65 to 70% of billings and minimum guarantee available
  • 20 minutes drive to beautiful beaches
  • Special interest in Women’s Health would be advantageous
  • Minimum guarantee available for the first 3 months
  • Flexible working hours available
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Murrumbateman - 42mins to Canberra International Airport

  • 65% (usually $15,000 per fortnight easily achieved)
  • Minimum term contract
  • Minimum guarantee of $1000/day for 3mths
  • Additional incentives negotiable
  • Supportive of developing clinical interests
  • Visa sponsorship available
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Western Australia MM2+ GP Jobs

Bunbury - 2 hours from Perth

  • Close proximity to Perth
  • Visa sponsorship offered by the practice for overseas GPs
  • 65% of mixed billings with excellent earning potential
  • Unique tiered guarantee income for the first 3 months
  • Beautiful coastal town offering an amazing lifestyle and great local facilities
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Busselton - 2.5 hours from Perth

  • Busselton has direct flights to Perth, Sydney & Melbourne
  • 65% of mixed billings, plus a minimum income guarantee and sign on bonus
  • Full training and induction provided for GPs that are new to Australia
  • Visa sponsorship available
  • Beautiful coastal location, close to the Margaret River wine region
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Beachlands - 13mins to Geraldton Airport

  • Offers 65% of billings.
  • Suitable for GPs under moratorium
  • Private billing practice
  • Visa sponsorship
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Albany - 1 hour flight to Perth

  • Visa sponsorship available
  • 65% of mixed billings, plus a minimum income guarantee and sign on bonus
  • Beautiful coastal location, close to the Margaret River wine region
  • 5 hour drive to Perth
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Karratha - 15 mins to Karratha Airport

  • 70% billings
  • PRIVATE billing clinic
  • 30k relocation payment
  • Local council will subsidise rent *conditions apply
  • Additional 117K payable over 5years * GRIP payments
  • Direct flights to Perth
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Queensland MM2+ GP Jobs

Mackay - 2.5 hour flight to Brisbane

  • Visa sponsorship
  • 65 to 70% of mixed billings – very high patient demand
  • Sign on bonus and 4 weeks rent paid upon arrival
  • Close to national parks, beaches, islands and beautiful countryside
  • Only a 2.5 hour flight to Brisbane
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Cairns - 2 hour flight to Brisbane

  • Beautifully located practice
  • Mixed Billings
  • 70% with min guarantee and relocation assistance
  • Suitable for Specialist PEP of FSP programs
  • Flexible rostering
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Maryborough - 2 hrs 45 mins to Brisbane International Airport

  • 65% billings – VR
  • Mixed billing practice/ procedures privately billed
  • Minimum hourly rate negotiable
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Onsite accommodation supplied for first 4 months.
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Townsville - 1.5 hour flight to Brisbane

  • MM2 DPA location
  • Busy bulk billing practice
  • 70% with min guarantee and possible relocation assistance
  • Relocation assistance on application
  • Full-time or part-time available
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Toowoomba - 1 hr 45 mins to Brisbane International Airport

  • 65% billings
  • Mixed billing practice
  • 2-year contract
  • Possible visa sponsorship
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Tasmania MM2+ GP Jobs

Tasmania - 1 hour flight to Melbourne

  • 60% of billings with attractive sign on bonus or 65% of billings without sign on bonus
  • Beautiful, coastal location in Tasmania at a busy practice
  • A short flight to the vibrant city of Melbourne
  • Flexible working hours
  • Ongoing in-house training
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