Getting a General Practitioner Job in Australia or New Zealand

So you’d like to come and work as a General Practitioner in Australia or New Zealand? We’d love to welcome you and help you fulfil that goal!

The first thing to remember, though, is that you’ll need to have your existing medical degree and General Practice or Family Medicine qualifications verified by either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP). At Ochre Recruitment, we have spent over ten years helping doctors find jobs in Australia and New Zealand, and have become familiar with the processes required to help you find that general practitioner job in either of our countries.

So simply choose below whether you’d like to work in Australia or New Zealand, and select the country where you received your primary medical degree (or postgrad GP qualification) to find out what steps need to be taken for you to get that general practitioner job in Australia or New Zealand!

Select your country of qualification

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General Practitioners - Australia

General Practitioners - Austria

General Practitioners - Belgium

Belgium is considered a Category 2 country for comparable qualifications by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Category 2 graduates are considered to be at the level of an Australian trained advanced Registrar and whilst you will require additional training/supervised practice and assessment to be regarded as fully comparable, you have less restriction on being able to obtain Australian medical registration.

If you have the Specialist Certificate in General Practice / Family Medicine then please contact us by registering your interest. One of our Consultants will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your individual circumstances to work as a GP in Australia!

General Practitioners - Canada

For doctors practicing Family Medicine in Canada, you may be eligible for Australian Fellowship ad eundum gradum. If this is the case, then there is no requirement for a college examination with the RACGP, no assessment required and no general practice training required.

If you are a Canadian Family Physician and you have your Certificate in Family Medicine from College of family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) + Evidence of Canadian Qualifying Examinations Part 1 + 2 post 1992 then there will be minimal restrictions for you to work in Australia!

Canadian doctors who have the Certificate in family Practice from CFPC without additional qualifications or certification are still considered partially comparable and will therefore have an easier transition to the Australian medical system.

If you don’t have these qualifications, then please register your details. One of our consultants will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your individual circumstances to work as a GP in Australia!

General Practitioners - Czech Republic

General Practitioners - Denmark

Denmark is considered a Category 2 country for comparable qualifications by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Category 2 graduates are considered to be at the level of an Australian trained advanced Registrar and whilst you will require additional training/supervised practice and assessment to be regarded as fully comparable, you have less restriction on being able to obtain Australian medical registration.

If you have the Specialist Certificate in Family Medicine then please contact us by registering your interest. One of our Consultants will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your individual circumstances to work as a GP in Australia!

General Practitioners - Finland

General Practitioners - France

General Practitioners - Germany

General Practitioners - Greece

General Practitioners - Hong Kong

General Practitioner / Family Medicine qualifications from your country are not considered comparable to those of an Australian trained GP.

This does not mean you can’t seek medical registration in Australia; you can instead proceed via the Australian Medical Council’s IMG pathway by sitting the AMC MCQ examination.

Please contact us for more information by registering with us!

General Practitioners - Iceland

General Practitioners - Ireland

For General Practitioners in Ireland, you may be eligible for Australian Fellowship ad eundum gradum. If this is the case, then there is no requirement for a college examination with the RACGP, no assessment required and no general practice training required.

If you are an Irish General Practitioner and you are a Graduate of ICGP holding MICGP Membership then there will be minimal restrictions for you to work in Australia!

If you don’t have these qualifications, then please register your details. One of our consultants will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your individual circumstances to work as a GP in Australia!

General Practitioners - Israel

General Practitioners - Italy

General Practitioners - Netherlands

The Netherlands is considered a Category 2 country for comparable qualifications by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Category 2 graduates are considered to be at the level of an Australian trained advanced Registrar and whilst you will require additional training/supervised practice and assessment to be regarded as fully comparable, you have less restriction on being able to obtain Australian medical registration.

If you have the Certificate of Specific Training for General Practice then please contact us by registering your interest. One of our Consultants will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your individual circumstances to work as a GP in Australia!

General Practitioners - New Zealand

For General Practitioners from New Zealand, you may be eligible for Australian Fellowship ad eundum gradum. If this is the case, then there is no requirement for a college examination with the RACGP, no assessment required and no general practice training required.

If you are a GP in New Zealand and you have your Fellowship with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (FRNZCGP) then there will be minimal restrictions for you to work in Australia!

If you don’t have these qualifications, then please register your details. One of our consultants will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your individual circumstances to work as a GP in Australia!

General Practitioners - Norway

Norway is considered a Category 2 country for comparable qualifications by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Category 2 graduates are considered to be at the level of an Australian trained advanced Registrar and whilst you will require additional training/supervised practice and assessment to be regarded as fully comparable, you have less restriction on being able to obtain Australian medical registration.

If you have the Certificate of Specific Training for General Medicine Practice then please contact us by registering your interest. One of our Consultants will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your individual circumstances to work as a GP in Australia!

General Practitioners - Other

General Practitioner / Family Medicine qualifications from your country are not considered comparable to those of an Australian trained GP. This does not mean you can’t seek medical registration in Australia; you can instead proceed via the Australian Medical Council’s IMG pathway by sitting the AMC MCQ examination.

General Practitioners - Singapore

For Family Physicians practicing in Singapore, you may be eligible for Australian Fellowship ad eundum gradum. If this is the case, then there is no requirement for a college examination with the RACGP, no assessment required and no general practice training required.

If you are a Family Physician in Singapore and you have your Fellowship with the College of Family Physicians then there will be minimal restrictions for you to work in Australia!

Family Physicians from Singapore who have the Master of Medicine in Family Medicine are also considered to hold Category 2 partially comparable qualifications, and will therefore have an easier transition to the Australian medical system.

If you don’t have these qualifications, then please register your details. One of our consultants will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your individual circumstances to work as a GP in Australia!

General Practitioners - South Africa

South Africa is considered a Category 2 country for comparable qualifications by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Category 2 graduates are considered to be at the level of an Australian trained advanced Registrar and whilst you will require additional training/supervised practice and assessment to be regarded as fully comparable, you have less restriction on being able to obtain Australian medical registration.

Comparable qualifications from South Africa are:

  • Member of the College of Family Practitioners of the South African College of General Practice.
  • Registration as a Family Physician with the Health Professions Council of South Africa
  • Master of Family Medicine
  • Master of Prax Medicine

If you have one of these qualifications then please contact us by registering your interest. One of our Consultants will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your individual circumstances to work as a GP in Australia!

General Practitioners - Spain

General Practitioners - Sweden

General Practitioner / Family Medicine qualifications from your country are not considered comparable to those of an Australian trained GP.

This does not mean you can’t seek medical registration in Australia; you can instead proceed via the Australian Medical Council’s IMG pathway by sitting the AMC MCQ examination.

Please contact us for more information by registering with us!

General Practitioners - Switzerland

General Practitioners - United Kingdom

For General Practitioners from the United Kingdom, you may be eligible for Australian Fellowship ad eundum gradum. If this is the case, then there is no requirement for a college examination with the RACGP, no assessment required and no general practice training required.

If you are a UK based GP and you have one of the following qualifications, then there will be minimal restrictions for you to work in Australia!

  • Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners holding the Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice (JCPTGP) Certificate.
  • Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners holding the post graduate Medical Education and Training (PMETB) qualification.
  • Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners holding the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).
  • Individual qualifications (MRCGP; JCPTGP or PMETB) are still considered Category 2 partially comparable qualifications. UK based GPs with one of these qualifications will therefore have an easier transition to the Australian medical system.
  • If you don’t have these qualifications, then please register your details. One of our consultants will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your individual circumstances to work as a GP in Australia!

General Practitioners - United States

The USA is considered a Category 2 country for comparable qualifications by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Category 2 graduates are considered to be at the level of an Australian trained advanced Registrar and whilst you will require additional training/supervised practice and assessment to be regarded as fully comparable, you have less restriction on being able to obtain Australian medical registration.

If you have your Certificate of the American Board of Family Practice then please contact us by registering your interest. One of our Consultants will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your individual circumstances to work as a GP in Australia!

Select your country of qualification

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Eligibility information is not currently available for the country you selected at this time.

General Practitioners - Australia

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Australia, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Australia and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - Austria

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Austria, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Austria and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - Belgium

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Belgium, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Belgium and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - Canada

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Canada, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Canada and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - Czech Republic

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Czech Republic, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Czech Republic and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - Denmark

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Denmark, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Denmark and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - Finland

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Finland, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Finland and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - France

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of France, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in France and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - Germany

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Germany, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Germany and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - Greece

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Greece, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Greece and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - Hong Kong

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Hong Kong, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Hong Kong and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - Iceland

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Iceland, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Iceland and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - Ireland

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Ireland, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Ireland and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - Israel

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Israel, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Israel and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - Italy

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Italy, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Italy and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - Netherlands

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Netherlands, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Netherlands and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - New Zealand

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General Practitioners - Norway

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Norway, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Norway and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - Other

If you do not hold a primary medical degree from a country specified in this list, you will not usually be deemed comparable for registration in New Zealand.

However, if your highest/ vocational qualification is from: Australia, UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, South Africa or Hong Kong please select that country for further information regarding your eligibility.

If you have worked in one of the following countries for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months, please select that country for further information regarding your eligibility:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America.

If you do not meet these criteria you will need to sit the New Zealand Registration Examination (NZREX). Please go to the Medical Council of New Zealand for further information on NZREX.

General Practitioners - Singapore

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Singapore, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Singapore and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - South Africa

General Practitioners - Spain

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Spain, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Spain and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - Sweden

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Sweden, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Sweden and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - Switzerland

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of Switzerland, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in Switzerland and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - United Kingdom

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of United Kingdom, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in United Kingdom and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.

General Practitioners - United States

If you are an International Medical Graduate from outside of the United States, but have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in the United States and currently hold full registration, you are eligible to work in New Zealand under the ‘Comparable Health System’ pathway. This type of registration will allow you to work as a non-Vocationally registered General Practitioner.