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How to practise medicine in Australia

Follow the steps for international medical graduates to find, secure and start work as a doctor in Australia.

Finding a job

If you’re planning to work in Australia, you must first get a job in the right location

Learn how to find a job before you apply for medical registration and a visa.

How to register

You will not be able to get a visa if you’re not eligible for medical registration in Australia.

Learn how to have your skills tested and apply for medical registration.

Applying for a visa

Anyone seeking to work in Australia needs to apply for the right visa. 

Learn about visas for international medical graduates.

Before starting work

Read about the steps to get ready for working as a doctor in Australia. 

Becoming a permanent resident

Becoming a permanent resident means you can keep working in Australia. It also changes your status for Medicare billing. You will need to let Medicare know straight away.

Learn about what to do if you become a permanent resident.

Last updated: 
1 July 2019

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