International Recruitment Strategy

The aim of the International Recruitment Strategy is to increase the number of appropriately qualified overseas trained doctors providing Medicare services in districts of workforce shortage across Australia.

Page last updated: 22 August 2012

Under this strategy, employers and overseas trained doctors will be provided support and assistance in the recruitment process. Please contact Rural Health Workforce Australia or your local Rural Workforce Agency for further details.

The DoctorConnect website provides a comprehensive information service to assist overseas trained doctors and Australian employers to efficiently work their way through the various approval processes leading to entry to the Australian medical workforce.

Australian employers who wish to recruit an overseas trained doctor should contact Rural Health Workforce Australia or their local Rural Workforce Agency. Australian employers should read the frequently asked questions regarding the international medical recruitment initiative to find out if their medical vacancy is an eligible vacancy.