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Rural Locum Relief Program (RLRP)

As of 31 May 2019, the RLRP closed to new applicants. However, current program participants can contact Health Workforce Queensland for change of location applications or any other enquiries via the link below.

Email Health Workforce Queensland

As of January 2022, all RLRP doctors who have not achieved Fellowship will be required to join an approved training pathway in order to be eligible to sit Fellowship exams.

Please visit Department of Health website for further information including General Practice Fellowship Programs.

The More Doctors for Rural Australia Program (MDRAP) is a new 3GA program that enables doctors who are non-vocationally registered to work in rural regions and access Medicare.

The Program is part of the Stronger Rural Health Strategy. MDRAP commenced on 29 April 2019 and will be administered in Queensland by Health Workforce Queensland.

There is no requirement for doctors on existing programs including the Rural Locum Relief Program to move to MDRAP and they may continue on their respective programs until the end of the placement. Any existing placements on OMPs programs will continue until 30 June 2023.

Click here for more information about eligibility and how to apply for MDRAP.