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.

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

National PDS Fact Sheet for Clinicians and Pharmacists

This document includes information to help clinicians and pharmacists connect to the National Prescription Delivery Service.

Stay connected with family, friends, community and culture

This fact sheet contains tips for hearing loss and staying connected with family, friends, community and culture.

COVID-19 vaccine rollout update – 2 June 2023

This presentation, delivered on 2 June 2023, contains an update to Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

AISR fortnightly report No. 4 – 15 May to 28 May 2023

The fortnightly Australian Influenza Surveillance Report (AISR) includes information about influenza activity, severity, impact, at-risk populations, virology, and vaccine match and effectiveness. It also gives year-to-date data and comparisons.
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