Discover the best GP jobs in Perth

Perth has DPA jobs in a variety of DPA areas in Australia with lots of new, purpose-built GP clinics opening in growth corridors within easy reach of the CBD. GP jobs in Perth generally provide higher earnings than in the cities on the Eastern seaboard as patient demand continues to be very high.

Perth is popular with GPs who love spending time outdoors or who have young families. With 9 months of sunshine and warm weather, planning a picnic or BBQ is never a problem – and very popular with families who are escaping the drudgery of the UK or Irish climate.

The median house price in Perth is currently half that of Sydney so that GPs and their families can afford to live in attractive suburbs without breaking the bank. Most GP clinics are part of a small privately owned group of practices with the typical clinic accommodating 6-10 GPs. Solo GP practices are fast becoming a thing of the past in Perth.

If you’re interested in GP locum positions in Perth or surrounding areas, look no further. We specialize in connecting you with a broad spectrum of locum opportunities, from the metropolitan area to the more prevalent roles in rural and regional settings. Many of these positions are within hospital settings, offering a variety of experiences and the chance to make a meaningful impact on community health. Whether you aim to expand your expertise in a dynamic city or contribute to healthcare in underserved regions, our selection of GP locum Perth jobs caters to your professional goals.

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Find the perfect GP job today in Perth

Locum – GP role in regional WA
GP / ED locum roles available – various dates
Accommodation, vehicle, flights
Pay rate of $2700 per day
Locum – Registrar / Junior Hospital Based Medical Practitioner
Pay rate of $1000 per day
Accommodation, vehicle/vehicle allowance provided
Flights may be reimbursed if pre-approved
Darling Scarp Foothills, WA
GP Vacancy - Full patient base
Mixed billing - 70%
Diverse patient base, retiring GP
Patients being turned away
Esperance, WA
Locum - ED-GP roles in regional WA
ED-GP Locum roles available – various shifts
Accommodation, vehicle, flight allowance
$230/hour (day shifts) and $250/hour (night shifts)
Joondalup, Western Australia
Mixed Billing GP near Joondalup
Northern suburbs central location
Mixed billings - 70%
Patients being turned away
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Kelmscott, WA
GP job - Make a real difference
Quality bulk billing practice
Substantial patient base awaiting
70% billings with solid earnings


How will Alecto facilitate my search for the optimal GP job in Perth?

Alecto will assist in your search for the perfect GP role in Perth by taking into consideration your unique needs and preferences. We will leverage our extensive network and deep understanding of the healthcare job market to identify suitable opportunities. We’ll also support you during the application and interview process, providing guidance and feedback to maximise your chances of success.

What are the prime locations for GP positions in Perth?

Some of the most desirable areas for GP positions in Perth include Mount Hawthorn, Fremantle, Willetton, and West Perth. These areas are considered prime due to their high demand for medical services, the diversity of the population leading to a variety of cases, and the lifestyle amenities they offer.

Mount Hawthorn: Known for its community feel and vibrant lifestyle, Mount Hawthorn offers an excellent balance between work and life, making it attractive to medical professionals.

Fremantle: A historic port city, Fremantle has a diverse population, providing a wide range of clinical experience for GPs. The area also boasts a vibrant arts scene and great dining options.

Willetton: This suburb is recognised for its high-quality schools and family-friendly atmosphere, which can be a draw for GPs with families.

West Perth: Situated close to the city centre, West Perth offers a bustling environment that can offer GPs a consistent stream of patients.

For GPs requiring DPA (Distribution Priority Areas), areas like Rockingham, Yanchep, Kwinana, and Mandurah are suggested:

Rockingham: A coastal city south of Perth, Rockingham offers beautiful beaches and a growing population, meaning increased demand for healthcare services.

Yanchep: Located in the City of Wanneroo, Yanchep is one of the fastest-growing northern suburbs of Perth. The rapid population growth ensures a steady stream of patients.

Kwinana: An industrial hub, Kwinana has a diverse and growing population, increasing the demand for GP services.

Mandurah: As Western Australia’s second-largest city, Mandurah is an area with high demand for GPs. It’s also known for its beautiful waterways and relaxed lifestyle.

What is the typical timeframe for Alecto to secure a desirable GP position in Perth?

The timeframe to secure a desirable GP position in Perth through Alecto can vary greatly depending on various factors. These can include the current market demand, the specific qualifications and experience of the candidate, the requirements of the job, and how quickly the candidate can move through the hiring process.

Typically, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. The process might involve identifying suitable opportunities, applying for the positions, going through interviews, and negotiating the terms of employment.

It’s important to note that Alecto’s primary goal is to find the right fit for both the candidate and the employer, which sometimes takes time.

What is the potential income for a General Practitioner in Perth?

The potential income for a General Practitioner (GP) in Perth can vary greatly depending on various factors such as years of experience, the type of practice, working hours, and the specific location within the city. As of December 2021, the average GP in Australia earns between AUD$200,000 to $300,000 per year. However, this is a broad range and it can be higher or lower depending on the factors mentioned.

The billing model of the practice (bulk billing versus private billing) can also significantly impact a GP’s earnings. For example, in private billing clinics, the patient fees are generally higher, which could lead to higher earnings for GPs.

It’s also worth noting that in areas designated as Distribution Priority Areas (DPA), financial incentives may be available to attract GPs.

For the most accurate and current information, it’s advisable to consult with a recruitment agency like Alecto, as we have the latest insights into salary expectations for GPs in Perth.

Is Alecto able to assist in securing a locum GP position in Perth as well?

Alecto is able to assist not only in finding permanent GP positions but also locum GP roles in Perth. We can provide support throughout the whole process, from searching for positions that suit your needs and preferences to helping with the application process. We recommend reaching out to us directly for the most accurate and current information.

What are the possible work locations in Perth for overseas trained doctors (OTDs)?

Overseas Trained Doctors (OTDs) can work in a variety of locations in Perth, depending on their qualifications, experience, and the restrictions of their visa or registration.

Metropolitan Areas: Many OTDs can work in metropolitan areas if they have already fulfilled their obligatory moratorium in a designated area, or if certain other conditions have been met.

Distribution Priority Areas (DPA): These are areas where the local population has less access to medical services compared to the national average. OTDs are often required to work in DPAs, which can be found throughout Perth.

Rural and Remote Areas: OTDs may be encouraged or required to work in rural GP jobs or remote areas of Western Australia, outside of the Perth metropolitan area. These locations often have a high demand for medical services.

Remember, regulations and classifications can change, so it’s important to check with us or the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for the most current information.

Do any additional constraints exist for Overseas Trained Doctors (OTDs)?

Yes, there are additional constraints that apply to Overseas Trained Doctors (OTDs) working in Australia. 

19AB Restrictions (10-year moratorium): Under Section 19AB of the Health Insurance Act 1973, OTDs are required to work in a designated area for a period of 10 years from the date of their initial medical registration in Australia. These areas are typically rural, remote, or designated as Distribution Priority Areas (DPA).

Distribution Priority Areas (DPAs): In 2019, the Australian government replaced the DWS system for GPs with the Distribution Priority Area (DPA) classification. A DPA is an area identified as having a lower access to services compared to the national average. OTDs are often required to work in DPAs to access Medicare benefits. The DPA status of an area is reassessed annually.

Please note that the regulations are subject to change and can vary depending on the OTD’s individual circumstances, including the type of visa they hold and their specific medical specialty. It’s important to consult with a knowledgeable source, like Alecto or the Australian Department of Health, to understand the current requirements.

Is Alecto capable of providing relocation assistance?

Yes, Alecto is capable of providing relocation assistance with some basic aspects of the immigration and visa process. However, we can give general guidance surrounding immigration based on our experience with other doctors we’ve assisted and can refer you to registered migration agents for appropriate advice on your situation.

For more complex cases, Alecto collaborates with experienced migration agents. These professionals specialise in immigration law and can provide comprehensive assistance with doctor visa questions, including filling out applications, meeting deadlines, and navigating the legal complexities of the Australian immigration system. It’s important to consult with these experts to maximise your chances of a successful application.

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