Vacancies in Australia for UK GPs – the fairytale going to end?

14 April 2016 | UK/Ireland GPs | 2 minutes read

Vacancies in Australia for UK GPs – the fairytale going to end?


Vacancies in Australia for UK GPs, Once upon a time there were lots of vacancies in Australia for UK GPs.  There were even lots of good opportunities in great locations close to major cities.  But there are signs that the fairytale might end soon….

Over time we are seeing less DWS areas with real vacancies and more Australian registrars finishing their training. There are some people lobbying to reduce the number of DWS options in 2017 and it is difficult to know how that will impact decision-making during the review which is due to take place in February next year.

Australia has beautiful landscapes, wildlife, beaches and culture rich cities no matter which state you decide to move to. There is never a shortage of activities and places to see. So it’s no wonder so many people want to live here!

If you are a GP thinking about making the move to Australia, now is the time to do it! We have a broad range of vacancies all around Australia. However, with the DWS area changes it will slowly become harder to get that perfect position within an easy commute to the inner city, so don’t leave it too late. Once you start the registration process you will be able to finish it, but if you delay starting than this may hinder your job search.


Alecto Australia Medical Recruitment are experts as we specialize in helping GPs with MRCGP and MICGP find a job in Australia that is best suited to them. We also help you cut through the red tape for the registration process and offer useful relocation advice and support.

If you have any questions about registration as a GP in Australia, please contact us and we will assist you the best we can. To have a look at current opportunities please search our vacancies

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