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.

Use the locator

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) common operating picture – 3 February 2023

This infographic issued on 3 February 2023 provides a weekly traffic light report of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation across Australia.

COVID-19 outbreaks in Australian residential aged care facilities – 3 February 2023

This weekly report provides a snapshot of data on the impact of COVID-19 in residential aged care facilities nationally. The report includes data on the number of services impacted and number of staff and resident cases, as well as workforce, testing and PPE provided to affected services.

Life Saving Drugs Program – PNH – Review summary and Expert Panel recommendations

This PNH review considered eculizumab. The Expert Panel considered this review at its October 2020 meeting. This document provides a summary of the review findings and recommendations in plain English for health consumers.

COVID-19 vaccination – vaccination data – 2 February 2023

This data file contains statistical data about Australia's COVID-19 vaccinations.
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