Do you have a vacancy for a GP in the ACT or surrounding area?

If you wish to advertise your GP position on the Capital Health Network website, please complete the online Job Vacancy form or fax our hard copy version back to Capital Health Network on 02 6287 8055. This service is provided free of charge to GP Practices in Canberra and Queanbeyan. Generic advertising, funded by ACT Government Health Directorate, is regularly placed nationally and internationally, both online and in print, which directs potential GPs back to the Capital Health Network website where they can view your ad vacancy.

Area of Need

All Practices located in the ACT are eligible to be declared Area of Need by the ACT Government. If you are having trouble recruiting a GP for your practice and think you may wish to recruit an International Medical Graduate, please contact Kelly Lancsar, Primary Healthcare Workforce Initiatives Officer at ACT Health on 6207 7724 or email kelly.lancsar [at] to organise your Area of Need approval. Approvals are position specific (not person specific) and are valid for twelve (12) months from date of issue.

ACT Health provides further information on Area of Need which can be found at

District of Workforce Shortage

Those practices located in an outer metro area (Tuggeranong, Weston Creek, Gungahlin or Belconnen) are eligible to be declared in a District of Workforce Shortage by the Department of Health. Practices located in an inner metro area can apply to the Department of Health for a special District of Workforce Shortage exemption. Please see DoctorConnect for more information.

International Medical Graduate information

For information on employing an International Medical Graduate, please visit DoctorConnect.


If you wish to employ an International Medical Graduate, please note that a Medical Practitioner Visa, Subclass 457, is the preferred visa for GPs. For further information regarding Visas, please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

GP/Medical Recruitment Agencies

Are you looking for a GP? If so, there are dedicated GP recruitment agencies that can help you. These agencies have a vast network of GPs seeking work, both within Australia and overseas, and can highlight your vacancy to appropriate candidates, or assist GPs who approach them wishing to move specifically to the ACT.

Please click here for more information.

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