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.

Learn how to work as a doctor in Australia

Discover what you need to do before you can get a job, where you can work and what services you can charge for.

Search the Health Workforce Locator

Find out what areas of Australia need more doctors by searching the Health Workforce Locator.

Get help with finding a job

Learn how to find, secure and start a job as a doctor in Australia.

Learn about Medicare and billing restrictions

Find out how Australia’s health system works, what Medicare is and what restrictions there are on billing patients.

Annual update of DPA and DWS classifications

The annual update to the Distribution Priority Area indicator for general practitioners and District of Workforce Shortage for specialists classification system is scheduled for 1 July 2021.

See what's changed in 2021

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.

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Distribution Priority Area (DPA) update

Changes to the Distribution Priority Area (DPA) classification apply from 1 January 2022.

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International medical graduates

Learn what you need to do to work in Australia, where you can work and what restrictions there are on billing patients.

Employers of international medical graduates

Discover how you can sponsor, hire and support an international medical graduate.

Latest resources

Latest resources

Arrangement between the Environmental Health Standing Committee and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

This arrangement has been developed to facilitate efforts towards nationally consistent radiation safety regulatory frameworks and radiation health outcomes.

Changes to the Prostheses List timeframes (2023/24)

This webinar recording provides an overview of the timing and impact of bypassing the March 2024 update and information on the Prostheses List reforms planned for 2023.

National Immunisation Program schedule

This schedule card provides recommended vaccines and schedule points under the National Immunisation Program from 6 February 2023

HPV vaccine – Factsheet outlining changes under the National Immunisation Program in 2023

This fact sheet for providers outlines the changes to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) in 2023.
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