Capital Health Network

Capital Health Network

To speak with someone at Capital Health Network about working in Canberra, please email  There is also information below for registration as a medical practitioner in Australia, including information for International Medical Graduates.

Registration Pathways

The Australian Medical Council (AMC) assesses the knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes of overseas qualified medical practitioners seeking registration to practise medicine in Australia.

Information on the assessment pathways for overseas qualified medical practitioners seeking registration in Australia can be found on the AMC website here

International Medical Graduates – Competent Authority Pathway

Practitioners who completed their medical education in the UK, Canada, United States, Ireland or New Zealand may be eligible for the Competent Authority Pathway.

For more information go to the Medical Board of Australia website here.

International Medical Graduates – Specialist Pathway

The Specialist pathway is open to:

  • Overseas trained specialists whose qualifications have been partially recognised by an Australian/Australasian specialist college
  • Overseas trained specialists seeking work as an Area of Need specialist
  • Overseas trained specialists and specialists-in-training who wish to undertake training in Australia for a limited period (for example, one year).

For more information go to the Medical Board of Australia website here.

What do I need to do to work as a GP in Canberra, Australia?

The process of applying to work as a General Practitioner in Australia is relatively straightforward but cannot be done quickly. Please allow six to nine months to complete all steps and paperwork required.

“Even if you have found a suitable GP position in Australia for which an employer has indicated your suitability and offered it to you, do NOT sell your house or resign from your existing job overseas until you have confirmation from the appropriate authorities that you will be receiving appropriate medical registration for the position and an appropriate visa” (advice from

Things you will need to do before working in Australia

The Australian Government website,, also contains valuable information about the process.

View current GP vacancies or email for more information.

Australian-trained GPs

Please click here to view our current GP Positions Vacant.

If you are interested in a position as a GP in Canberra and wish to advertise your availability and have our GP Practices to contact you, please email

For more information on what it is like to work in Canberra, please visit Canberra: The Nation’s Capital.