Non-vocationally Registered Fellowship Support Program (Non-VR FSP)

The Non-VR FSP supports doctors to gain their fellowship. This increases access to high-quality primary health care and enables doctors to register as specialist general practitioner and access higher Medicare rebates.

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:

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