DoctorConnect provides information to international medical graduates and their employers. It aims to help international medical graduates understand the steps required to work as a doctor in Australia, where they can work and restrictions on billing patients under Medicare.
The annual update of the Distribution Priority Areas (DPA) and the Districts of Workforce Shortage (DWS) for specialists will be available on 1 July 2020
To ensure distribution of medical workforce to locations where they are needed most, the DPA (for GPs) and DWS (for specialists) systems facilitate placing restricted medical practitioners into communities of greatest need across Australia.
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Health Workforce Locator
Use our workforce locator map to check the geographical classification of any location in Australia. The map can tell you if a location is classified as city, rural or remote. It identifies areas that need more doctors.