International Doctors Working in Australia
Ochre Recruitment offers a broad range of attractive and lucrative opportunities for overseas GPs who wish to work in Australia.
Why is Australia such an attractive career option for Doctors from overseas?
- Broad scope of work
- Better working conditions
- Higher earning potential
- Work-life balance
- Upskilling in your area of interest
- Clinical autonomy
Many people dream of relocation to Australia for the lifestyle benefits, gorgeously diverse natural environments, and wonderful climate.
Doctors often make the move for many additional reasons, such as Australia’s exceptional healthcare system, higher earning potential (often for fewer hours worked), excellent working conditions, less paperwork, as well as a greater opportunity to specialise and upskill in areas of interest.
Insights from Doctors
moving from the UK to Australia
While doctors from many countries seek work in Australia, it is particularly the case with doctors from the United Kingdom. UK doctors find it difficult to resist Australia’s high training standards and improved working conditions compared to their experiences in the NHS. An article published by The Guardian, in which a number of UK doctors offered their views on moving to and working in Australia, is quite telling.
In it, they cite the following benefits in Australia—great differentiators between what the two comparable health systems offer doctors:
- Better pay and work-life balance;
- Higher standards of training and working conditions;
- Shorter, more protected hours;
- More emotionally or “psychologically” rewarding;
- Greater support from their employer and the feeling of being truly valued.