Recruitment Support and Workforce Programs for GPs

26 July 2023

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​Are you a general practitioner looking for a new opportunity in rural Queensland, or are you a rural GP in need of more assistance? We are here to help!

Health Workforce Queensland offers comprehensive free of charge recruitment services to general practitioners who are interested in rural positions in MM2-7 locations, or positions with Aboriginal Medical Services. A range of permanent and locum GP positions are currently available. Click the button below to view.

Current Vacancies

We are also supporting general practitioners through a range of Commonwealth funded programs.

Eligible rural health professionals who register interest with our Health Workforce Solutions team and subsequently accept a position in rural Queensland are being supported with reloction incentive packages. ​

Five Year International Medical Graduates Recruitment Scheme

Did you know if you are an international non-VR GP you can cut down on your moratorium years?

General practitioners who are subject to a 10 year moratorium under the Section 19AB of the Health Insurance Act, can be supported with placement on the Five Year International Medical Graduates Recruitment Scheme, *subject to eligibility criteria being met.

The program’s goals are to:

  • increase the supply of appropriately qualified IMGs and FGAMS in rural and remote Australia

  • enhance the professional development, skills and knowledge of IMGs and FGAMS in Australia

  • maintain the number of general practitioners in rural and remote communities.

If you would like to know more about the eligibility criteria and how the scheme may assist you to shorten your moratorium, please click on our informative website via the button below. You may also contact our team directly via email at or phone 07 3105 7800. We would be happy to assist.

Five Year Scheme

Bonded Medical Program

The Bonded Medical Program provides a Commonwealth Supported Place in a medical course at an Australian university.

In return, bonded participants commit to work in an eligible regional, rural and remote area for 3 years after they complete their course. This is called a ‘return of service obligation’ (RoSO).

If you are interested in finding out more about the program visit our website below.

Bonded Medical Program

If you are a current Bonded Medical Program Participant with Return of Service Obligation (ROSO), and looking for permanent or locum GP opportunities, we would love to hear from you! Please contact our team to discuss many opportunities on offer. We will develop a tailored approach to suit your needs and match you with the right job to ensure Return of Service obligation is met.

Reach out to our Health Workforce Solutions team for further information, a confidential discussion and comprehensive support at or on phone 07 3105 7800.

We look forward to assisting you every step of the way!