About the program

The Non-VR FSP provides financial support to non-vocationally recognised doctors to help them gain fellowship with either the:

Participants can train through the:

The Non-VR FSP ends on 30 June 2023.

Goals of the program

The program helps increase access to high-quality primary health care for all Australians.

Why it is important

To be able to access the highest-value Medicare rebates, doctors must be registered with the Medical Board of Australia, and either:

  • have a fellowship with the ACRRM or RACGP
  • be working towards fellowship under an approved placement on a college-led training program.

By helping doctors work towards attaining fellowship, the program ensures they can access higher Medicare rebates while providing high-quality care.  

Read more about Medicare rebates and vocational recognition.


Each program has its own eligibility and entrance requirements. To apply, contact either the:

Related information

General Practice Fellowship Program Placement Guidelines

These guidelines provide the overarching strategic policy objectives and operational direction for the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) Fellowship Program and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Fellowship Program.

Last updated: 
23 November 2021