Work in Australia as a General Practitioner with a Skills in Demand Visa



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Work in Australia as a General Practitioner


There is no age limit or points score requirement to work in Australia as a General Practitioner. Due to a shortage of qualified General Practitioners in Australia, the role is on the Core Skills in Demand List. This means Internationally Qualified General Practitioners are able to live and work in Australia with the new Skills in Demand (SID) Visa.


If you are a General Practitioner seriously considering working in Australia then Medical Migration would love to hear from you. We work exclusively with ‘job ready’ Medical Professionals and approved Employers throughout Australia with active hiring opportunities for Internationally Qualified General Practitioners.

Skills in Demand Visa for General Practitioners


  • Live and work in Australia
  • Includes immediate family members
  • There is no age limit to get a Visa
  • No minimum Immigration points score
  • Four year work visa
  • Clear pathway to Permanent Residence
  • Change employers with 180 days grace period
  • Visas processed in less than 4 weeks

Criteria to apply for General Practitioner Jobs in Australia


While there are hundreds of vacancies for General Practitioners in Australia, to be seriously considered for Employer Sponsored General Practitioner jobs in Australia these are the steps you are required to take:


  • Primary Source Verification through ECFMG/EPIC
  • Submit qualifications for assessment by RACP
  • Apply for medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Pass AMC exams (if required).
  • Obtain a job offer from an Australian employer
  • Apply for a Skills in Demand Visa
  • Complete required supervision and training
  • Achieve general or specialist registration
  • Engage in continuous professional development


Primary Source Verification


Primary Source Verification (PSV) is the process of verifying the authenticity of your qualifications as a General Practitioner.


This verification comes directly from the original source (e.g., Universities and Medical Schools). This ensures that a General Practitioner qualifications are genuine and meet the Australian standards.


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Medical Registration in Australia as an Internationally Qualified General Practitioner


All General Practitioner applicants are required to already hold registration by the Medical Board of Australia. The type of registration (limited, provisional or general) depends on your qualifications and experience.


Regardless of what registration is awarded you are eligible for employer sponsored visas at the equivalent level.


General Practitioners are classed as an ‘area of need’ in Australia. This means you are able to get registered with the Medical Board of Australia in less than 6 weeks.


Obtain a Job Offer as a General Practitioner in Australia


Medical Migration™ is the go to International Recruiter for General Practitioners employers in the Australian Healthcare Industry.


As part of the Migration Consultant LLC network, our position within International Mobility is unrivaled.

Skills in Demand (Employer Sponsored Visas) for General Practitioners


We work exclusively with approved Healthcare sponsors throughout Australia to capitalize on the new Skills in Demand Visas in Australia for General Practitioners


This revolutionary new visa class makes it far easier for Australia employers to hire qualified foreign General Practitioners, with a clear pathway to Permanent Residency. 


The Skills in Demand Visa lasts for an initial four years, benefits from processing time of less than 4 weeks, it also grants you 180 days to find a new employer should you choose to switch roles. There is no age limit for the new Skills in Demand Visas.


Medical Migration™ are not Australia Visa Agents. Any Visa processing is done by our parent Company, Migration Consultant LLC or in most instances, the employer.


Our candidates do not have to pay for their visa processing services and it is illegal in Australia to have a new hire pay their own Visa fees.


Working with Medical Migration™


Medical Migration™ are specialist General Practitioner recruiters for the Australian Healthcare Industry.


We represent Internationally Qualified General Practitioners and our team of 20+ recruiters deliver a full suite of recruitment services and enterprise talent solutions to the Australian Healthcare Sector.


We represent Internationally Qualified General Practitioners and act in our capacity as International recruiter.


You Must be Registered with the Medical Board of Australia as a General Practitioner to be our client


We receive thousands of speculative General Practitioner job inquiries each week from all over the World. Many of these applicants are suitable, although they do not hold registration with the Medical Board of Australia.


As an Internationally Qualified General Practitioner you will not progress to interview stage without this registration.


There are two ways of getting registered


  • Use our Medical Board of Registration Service


  • Complete the MBA process yourself

What is the Cost?

Medical Migration can take responsibility for your entire Medical Board Registration as a General Practitioner.  You are assigned a dedicated account manager to work with you through the process, making your registration smooth and hassle free. Our fully managed end-to-end MBA registration service costs just USD $995.

Do you work with General Practitioner Canditates from all over the World?

Medical Migration™ currently works with Internationally Qualified General Practitioners from the following Countries:


  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • Singapore
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • France
  • Germany
  • Netherlands

What Visa will I get?

As a foreign qualified General Practitioner you are eligible for the Skills in Demand Visa (SID) provided you secure a formal job offer.


The Skills in Demand Visa has a clear path to Permanent Residence.


As a qualified General Practitioner you may be eligible for other Australia Visas such as the subclass 189 190 and 491. However, these Visas can take up to two years to process and the total cost for a family can run into many multiple $000's

Am I tied exclusively to Medical Migration™

Once you have your Medical Board of Australia Registration as a General Practitioner we will work to place you ASAP. However, you can still apply for General Practitioner jobs on your own or through the usual sources.


You are not tied to us, yet we make our margin from the Healthcare Employers so we work hard to find your dream job in Australia.

Do I have to pay any Visa Fees?

It is illegal for an Australian Employer to charge you to process an Employer Sponsored Visa.

Are you MARA Registered?

We are not Visa Agents. We are a recruitment specialist that places overseas qualified Medical Professionals with jobs in Australia.

What is the Skills in Demand visa for General Practitioners?

The Specialist Skills Pathway is designed for General Practitioners with guaranteed annual earnings of at least $135,000 AUD. This pathway offers priority processing within 7 days.


The Core Skills Pathway requires guaranteed annual earnings of at least $70,000 AUD and takes up to 21 days. It is unlikely that a General Practitioner will be on the Core Skills Pathway.

Do I need to take an English Test to work in Australia as a General Practitioner

If your Tertiary qualifications were taught exclusively in English there is no need for a General Practitioner to sit an IELTS English test to work in Australia.

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