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.

Rural Workforce Agencies (RWAs)

RWAs’ main focus is recruitment and retention of general practitioners (family physicians) in rural and remote areas of Australia. If you’re interested in working as a rural general practitioner, contact a Rural Workforce Agency who will guide you through each of the processes.

Northern Terrritory

Northern Territory Medicare Local (NTML)
Email: recruitment@ntml.org.au

New South Wales

New South Wales Rural Doctors Network
Email: medirec@nswrdn.com.au

Queensland

Health Workforce Queensland
Email: recruitment@healthworkforce.com.au

Victoria

Rural Workforce Agency Victoria
Email: rwav@rwav.com.au

South Australia

Rural Doctors Workforce Agency
Telephone +61 8 8234 8277 (International) or 08 8234 8277 (in Australia)
Email: recruitment@ruraldoc.com.au

Tasmania

Health Recruitment Plus Tasmania
Email: recruitment@healthrecruitmentplus.com.au

Western Australia

Rural Health West
Telephone: +61 8 6389 4500
Email: recruit@ruralhw.com.au

National

Rural Health Workforce Australia (RHWA)
RHWA is the national body for the Rural Workforce Agencies.


Medical recruitment agencies

Medical recruitment agencies work on behalf of both private and public employers. They actively seek appropriately qualified doctors, including OTDs, to fill positions all over Australia. Most recruitment agencies will also list employment opportunities on their websites.

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



Online medical journals

Medical Journal of Australia (MJA)
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
Medical Observer is a daily news source providing general practitioners (family physicians), prescribing specialists and senior medical officers the latest industry trends and news updates. Its jobs feature allows you to search for positions in all medical fields, is powered by MedicalJobs.com.au.

Australian Doctor
Australian Doctor is a daily news source for general practitioners and prescribing specialist also offering CDP Education courses and industry conferences to attend. Its jobs sections, allows you to search for positions in all medical fields is powered by powered by MedicalJobs.com.au.


Jobsites for specialists

Not all Australian Specialist Medical Colleges list vacancies on their websites. Some Colleges have vacant positions available for viewing by College members only.

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


Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)