GP Recruitment Service

Health Workforce Queensland provides a comprehensive recruitment service for private general practices in rural & remote Queensland and Aboriginal Medical Services throughout all of Queensland.


Free Advertising for GP Vacancies RA 2 -5

Free advertising on the Health Workforce Queensland website - Health Workforce Queensland website receives over 1200 hits a week. Placing your advertisement on our website will ensure your GP Vacancy receives immediate attention and widespread exposure. Click here to advertise your doctor job vacancy with Health Workforce Queensland.


Candidate Screening Process

Our staff can use our vetting procedures to carefully evaluate all applications and only forward to you those which meet your specific needs and satisfy our recruitment criteria. If your practice is interested in an applicant, you are immediately put in contact with the doctor so that all interviews, salary negotiations etc can be conducted directly between yourself and the applicant.


Application Process

Our staff can help the practice and applicant navigate through the application process required in obtaining:

    1. Area of Need Certification from Queensland Health (if required)
    2. Pre-employment Structured Clinical Interview (if required)
    3. Australian Medical Council/ ACRRM/ RACGP (if required)
    4. Registration with the Medical Board of Australia
    5. Sponsorship, Nomination and Visa
    6. Provider number/s



When a doctor is recruited, Health Workforce Queensland organise an orientation program in Brisbane. To ensure that doctors are given a good introduction to the Australian health care system the orientation program includes (as needed):

    1. Introduction to the legislative and regulatory environment
    2. Quality Uses of Medicines – Prescribing in Australia
    3. Queensland Rural Medical Family Network
    4. General Practice Rural Incentives Program
    5. Medical Indemnity
    6. Medicare online – New Health Professionals training
    7. Software Training
    8. Cultural Awareness Training

* Health Workforce Queensland also recommend that doctors spend a week or two as a medical observer in the practice prior to starting work there.


Ongoing Support for the Practice and Recruited Doctor

Once a suitably qualified doctor has been appointed, the Recruitment Team will continue to provide guidance and assistance.


Family Support

The doctor and their family are supported by the Queensland Rural Family Network (QRMFN). QRMFN services include the Family Support Hotline, orientation information and assistance, networking and training opportunities, bursary scholarships for spouses and the QRMFN newsletter and website.

As you can see, from start to finish, Health Workforce Queensland has services in place to assist practices when they need to employ a new doctor.

The Recruitment Team is committed to helping rural and remote communities recruit the most suitable doctor for their practice… but we cannot support practices if we don’t know a vacancy exists! Click Here to Advertise your GP Vacancy with us.




Contact Us
  +61 7 3105 7800 
  +61 7 3105 7801

GPO Box 2523
Brisbane QLD 4001

  Level 13, 288 Edward St
Brisbane QLD 4000