Discover the best GP jobs in Melbourne

As one of the most popular destinations for Melbourne General Practitioner jobs, the city has been voted the world’s most liveable for seven years and attracts large numbers of young professionals working in IT, healthcare or banking.

Most GPs looking for GP jobs in Melbourne are in their thirties and early forties and live with a partner. GP salary is one good reason to make the move to Melbourne, but the city also has a lot to offer. It is vibrant in the evening and on weekends and there is plenty to experience.

While there are many group practices in Melbourne, there are also traditional family practices operating in different parts of the city. Overall, practices engage well with GPs and there is a good selection of reliable operators with a good reputation.

We also have access to locum jobs, not only in metropolitan Melbourne but also in rural and regional locations where such roles are most commonly found. Some of these positions are situated within hospital settings, providing diverse experiences and the opportunity to contribute significantly to community health. Whether you’re looking to broaden your skills in a bustling city environment or make a difference in less serviced areas, our selection of GP locum Melbourne jobs is designed to meet your professional needs.

Alecto’s highly experienced consultants are here to assist you in finding the best possible Melbourne GP job that ticks all your boxes. Whether you’re looking for a GP locum job in Melbourne, DPA GP job or anything else, our team will present you with the best options that meet your needs. If you’re a VR GP looking for your next opportunity, get in contact today because we’d love to hear from you.

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Find the perfect GP job today in Melbourne

Private Billing
Montmorency, Victoria
DPA vacancy, private billing practice close to Melbourne
Private billing clinic – patients are used to paying for good service
Excellent earning potential with 65% of billings
GP, travel, skin & aged care
Women's Health GP
Western Suburbs, Melbourne
Are you Melbourne's best Women's Health GP?
DPA Location
Mixed Billing – No lack of patients
Purpose built, state-of-the-art Women’s Health facility
Middle of the street in inner east Melbourne
Werribee, Melbourne VIC
DPA GP Role – High Earnings
GPs bill average of $20K per week (working 32 hours per week)
Rare Vacancy – Long term retention of GPs
70% Mixed Billing
South Melbourne, VIC
Private billing practice - Inner-suburbs
Private billing practice
Vibrant inner-city location
High quality patient care
Near Dandenong, VIC
GP Job - South East Melbourne
GP-owned, fully-booked clinic with high earning potential
70% of billing
Opportunities and encouragement for specializations such as skin cancer
DPA Vacancy
Mount Eliza, VIC
DPA vacancy, private billing practice near Melbourne
Booked in advance
Private billing - 70%
DPA location ~ 30mins from inner east suburbs
Private Billing
Kew East, VIC
Private Billing GP near Kew
High earning potential with existing patient base
Competitive remuneration
Very experienced management
View of tall buildings in Melbourne City
Inner Suburbs
GP Position 5kms from Melbourne CBD
Attractive remuneration. Sign on bonuses may be available
Sought after location – Leafy CBD fringe
Opportunity to specialise
Yarra River in Melbourne
Near Campbellfield
Sexual and Reproductive Health GP
75% of billings
$160 per hour guarantee for 3 months
Flexible hours and work-life balance
Night view of Melbourne's Central Business District
Melbourne CBD, VIC
GP Position – CBD Private Billing
High Earnings
Sign on Bonus Available
Very professional, well established practice


How will Alecto assist me in finding the best Melbourne GP job?

As a premiere GP recruitment agency in Australia, Alecto specialises in assisting general practitioners find the best jobs. We have a team of experienced consultants who can help you navigate the job market and find opportunities that match your skills, interests, and preferences.

To assist GPs in finding the best GP jobs in Melbourne, Alecto offers the following services:

  • Job search
  • Application assistance
  • Interview preparation
  • Contract negotiation
  • Registration/Compliance Assistance
  • Ongoing support

What are the best areas for GP jobs in Melbourne?

Melbourne is a large city with a diverse range of healthcare services, so there are many areas where general practitioners (GPs) can find job opportunities. Some of the best areas for finding GP vacancies

in Melbourne, Australia, include:

  • Inner suburbs: Inner suburbs such as Richmond, Carlton, Fitzroy, and South Melbourne are popular locations for GP practices. These areas are typically close to hospitals, medical centres, and other healthcare services, which can provide GPs with a steady stream of patients.
  • Outer suburbs: Outer suburbs such as Cranbourne, Werribee, and Sunbury are also areas where there is a high demand for GPs. These areas often have growing populations and a need for healthcare services to support this growth.
  • Specialist clinics: GPs can also find job opportunities in specialist clinics such as skin clinics, women’s health clinics, and mental health clinics. These clinics often have a high demand for GPs with specialised skills and experience.
  • Telehealth: With the increasing use of telehealth services, GPs can also find job opportunities in this area. Telehealth companies and platforms often require GPs to provide remote consultations to patients, which can be done from anywhere with an internet connection.

It’s worth noting that job opportunities for GPs can vary depending on factors, such as your desired location, experience, and qualifications. Working with a medical recruitment agency such as Alecto can help GPs find job opportunities that match their skills and preferences

How long does it take to find an attractive GP job in Melbourne through Alecto?

The time it takes to find an attractive GP job in Melbourne through Alecto can vary depending on various factors, such as:

  • Your qualifications and experience
  • The specific job requirements
  • Possible restrictions, such as 19AB
  • The current job market conditions

GPs are in high demand in Melbourne and around Australia, therefore finding the perfect GP position tends to be relatively easy. While Alecto strives to find job opportunities for GPs as quickly as possible, the exact timeframe will depend on individual circumstances.

It’s important for you to work closely with your Alecto consultant. Make sure you provide us with detailed, verifiable information about your skills, experience, and job preferences to help expedite the recruitment process

How much can a Melbourne GP earn?

The earnings of a general practitioner (GP) in Melbourne can vary depending on various factors such as their level of experience, the type of practice (bulk or mixed-billing) they work in, the number of hours they work, and other factors.

Based on Alecto’s latest GP salary survey (December 2021), the average annual salary in Australia is $253,000 for general practitioners who work 7 or more sessions per week (full-time).

The annual salary for part-time general practitioners working 6 sessions or less per week amounts to an average of $194,000 per year.

It’s worth noting that the above figures are averages and may not be representative of all GPs in Melbourne. Some GPs may earn more or less than this amount depending on their specific circumstances.

Work with a GP recruitment agency like Alecto ensures you have the opportunity to negotiate a salary that’s fair and reflective of your experience and qualifications.

Can Alecto also help me find a locum GP job in Melbourne?

Yes, Alecto can also help you find a locum GP job in Melbourne since we specialise in medical recruitment for both permanent and locum positions.

We can assist you with finding job opportunities that match your preferences, whether you’re looking for a short-term locum placement or a long-term position.

To find GP locum jobs through Alecto, you can speak to one of our experienced consultants who will work with you to identify job opportunities that match your skills, experience, and availability. They will also provide support with job applications, interviews, and contract negotiation, to ensure that you secure a position that meets your needs and preferences

In what setting can overseas trained doctors (OTDs) work in Melbourne?

Overseas trained doctors (OTDs) in Melbourne can work in a variety of healthcare settings, including public hospitals, private hospitals, community health centres, general practices, and specialist clinics.

However, before OTDs can work in Melbourne, they must obtain the necessary medical registration and meet the requirements set by the Australian Medical Council (AMC), this also includes restrictions on the locations OTDs can work in during their first 10 years in Australia under the 10 year moratorium rule.

Once OTDs have obtained medical registration, they can work in various specialties and subspecialties, depending on their qualifications and experience. Some common areas where OTDs can work in Melbourne include:

  • General practice: OTDs with experience in general practice can work in a variety of settings, including private practices, community health centres, and bulk-billing clinics.
  • Hospital medicine: OTDs can work in public and private hospitals in Melbourne in a range of medical specialties, such as emergency medicine, intensive care, and oncology.
  • Specialist clinics: OTDs with specialised training and experience can work in specialist clinics, such as dermatology clinics, women’s health clinics, and mental health clinics.

 Rural and remote areas: OTDs can also work in rural and remote areas (including distribution priority areas or DPAs) of Victoria, where there is often a shortage of medical professionals. These places may offer unique opportunities to work in community health centres, indigenous health services, and remote clinical practice

Are there any other restrictions for OTDs?

Yes, there are some restrictions that overseas trained doctors (OTDs) may face when looking for GP jobs in Australia. These restrictions are put in place to ensure that OTDs meet the necessary standards of competence and professionalism required to practise medicine in Australia.

Some of the key restrictions include:

  • Medical registration: Before OTDs can work as GPs in Melbourne, they must obtain medical registration from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). This process can take some time and requires OTDs to meet certain eligibility criteria, including having completed an approved medical degree and having the necessary experience and qualifications.
  • English language proficiency: OTDs must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language to obtain medical registration. This typically involves passing an English language proficiency test such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Occupational English Test (OET).
  • Supervision requirements: OTDs may be required to work under supervision for a period of time before being granted full medical registration. This is to ensure that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to practise medicine in Australia.
  • Visa requirements: OTDs must also have the necessary visa to work in Australia. This may require obtaining a temporary work visa or permanent residency, depending on their circumstances.
  • Section 19AB restrictions: International medical graduates (IMGs) – which specifically refers to OTDs and foreign graduates of an accredited medical school (FGAMS) – who plan to build a career in general practice in Australia are restricted by Section 19AB of the Health Insurance Act of 1973, which imposes a 10-year moratorium on them. General practitioners must work in a distribution priority area (DPA) for ten years. DPAs are areas with a shortage of doctors, mainly in regional, rural and remote regions.

Under Section 19AB, there are also numerous categories of exemptions from the 10-year moratorium. These are embodied in the 19AB exemptions. We can help you check if you meet specific conditions that may qualify you for an exemption.

Can Alecto assist with visas and immigration?

Yes, Alecto can assist overseas trained doctors (OTDs) with visas and immigration to Australia. We have migration agency partners who can provide guidance and support throughout the visa and immigration process, including:

  • Visa eligibility
  • Visa application
  • Visa processing
  • Immigration support

It’s worth noting that the visa and immigration process can be complex and time-consuming, and requirements may vary depending on individual circumstances.

Working with Alecto can help you navigate these requirements, including the pathways for IMGs and visa options for GPs to ensure you meet all necessary criteria and work in Australia.

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