Finding a job
There are many sources of employment information for OTDs in Australia. Here are some suggestions and contact information, although this list is by no means exhaustive.
Please note that all overseas trained doctors are subject to Medicare Provider number restrictions. Refer to 19AB and 19AA information.
Northern TerrritoryGeneral Practice Network NT
New South WalesNew South Wales Rural Doctors Network
QueenslandHealth Workforce Queensland
VictoriaRural Workforce Agency Victoria
South AustraliaRural Doctors Workforce Agency
Telephone +61 8 8234 8277 (International) or 08 8234 8277 (in Australia)
TasmaniaHealth Recruitment Plus Tasmania
Western AustraliaWestern Australian Centre for Rural and Remote Medicine
Telephone: +61 8 6389 4500
Rural Health Workforce (RHW)
RHW is the peak body for the Rural Workforce Agencies.
Recruitment and Consulting Services Association Australia & New Zealand
The RCSA is the leading industry and professional body for the recruitment and the human resources services sector in Australia and New Zealand. It represents over 3,800 company and individual Members.
The RCSA sets the benchmark for industry standards through representation, education, research and business advisory support.
RCSA includes the Association of Medical Recruiters Australia & New Zealand (AMRANZ).
State and Territory Governments – hospital vacancies
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
The MJA is an online journal produced by the Australian Medical Association. Its JobSearch feature, which allows you to search for positions in all medical fields, is powered by seek.com.au.
Medical Observer Weekly
The Medical Observer is an online publication aimed at general practitioners (family physicians). Its classified section includes job listings, as well as a ‘Freebies’ section underneath the classifieds that also includes job vacancies (‘freebies’ is Australian slang for something that is given free-of-charge).
Australian Doctor is a weekly online publication for general practitioners, prescribing specialists and senior registered medical officers. Its classifieds section includes employment opportunities.
These Specialist College websites have vacancy listings available to non-members:
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
The Australian Society of Anaesthetists