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GP locums

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GP locums

We help with GP locum placements across the NT.

We offer placement opportunities in private general practices and Aboriginal community-controlled health services across remote, rural and regional areas.

The minimum placement is two weeks; for anything more than that we can negotiate a contract length with you.

To work as a GP locum, you’ll need:

  • unconditional Medical Board registration
  • current resume, including details for two referees
  • ABN number or ability to obtain one
  • current Medical Indemnity insurance
  • Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card) or the ability to acquire one
  • National Criminal History Check
  • proof of being a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners, or the Australasian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, or Vocationally Registered.

We’d especially love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • experience in Aboriginal health
  • experience working in a remote setting
  • current manual driver’s licence
  • emergency skills training.


We also ask that GP locums follow our Code of Conduct, which outlines what is expected of locums during their time in the NT.

Express your interest by completing the following form

Express your interest - Work in the Northern Territory

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How we can help with your move to the NT

Here's what we offer to support you in the NT:

  • As a GP locum, you’ll receive the following:

    • competitive rates of pay based on a five-day working week
    • travel and accommodation organised at no cost to you
    • an orientation manual and further information sessions if required
    • assistance with provider numbers and other administrative requirements before starting with the health service.

    Read our detailed information for GP locums in the NT.

Why work in the Northern Territory?

Living and working in the NT provides opportunities to develop your skills with exposure to unique chronic and tropical diseases as well as Indigenous and rural health.

The challenges are diverse and the opportunities immense.

Learn more about living and working in the NT.

Here's what we offer to support you in the NT:

GP locum service

We offer a locum matching and placement service to support permanent GPs taking annual and study leave. This helps assist health services with short-term relief while they recruit resident GPs.

All GP locums are provided with orientation support including Aboriginal cultural awareness training and locally relevant medical resources.

Find out more about our GP locum program, or request a GP locum today by completed the below form.

GP Locum Request

For more information on GP locum placements, please contact us.

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