GP locums

GP locums can work across the Territory, from main towns and regional centres to more isolated remote Aboriginal communities in the deserts of Central Australia and the tropical Top End. The rewards are great and there are opportunities to make a difference. You have the skills – just pack your sense of adventure!

GP locum vacancies

We can help with GP locum placements at Aboriginal community controlled health services and private general practices in remote communities and towns throughout the NT. The minimum placement is two weeks, and contract length is negotiable.

View our current vacancies or express your interest today.

The benefits

As a GP locum, you will receive the following:

  • competitive rates of pay based on a five day working week, plus GST if registered – some vacancies offer a varied locum rate, which is outlined in individual vacancies
  • all travel and accommodation at no cost to the locum
  • an orientation manual and further information sessions if required
  • we organise all travel and assist with provider numbers and any other paperwork required before starting with the health service.

Read our detailed information for GP locums in the NT.

Why work in the Northern Territory?

Practising medicine in the NT requires adaptive work practices and a multidisciplinary team-based approach. Working in the NT will allow you to develop your skill set with exposure to unique chronic and tropical diseases as well as Indigenous and rural health.

GP locum positions are available in mainstream general practice, Aboriginal health, or a combination of both. Learn more about living and working in the NT.


Essential selection criteria:

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

Desirable selection criteria:

  • Experience in Aboriginal health
  • Experience working in a remote setting
  • Current, manual driver’s licence
  • Emergency skills training

All GP locums must abide by the Code of Conduct, which outlines what is expected of locums during their term in the NT.

Are you a health service provider?

Rural Workforce Agency NT provides a locum matching and placement service to support permanent GPs taking annual and study leave, and to assist health services with short-term relief while they recruit resident GPs.

Contact us

Locum Coordinator
t 08 8982 1011

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