Starting your career

  • Requirements to practice

    To work as a medical practitioner in Queensland, you must be registered with the Medical Board of Australia.

  • Training

    We have educational and clinical training to support doctors wanting to continue their professional development or medical education.

  • Career structure

    There are a variety of career paths medical practitioners can take while working with us.

  • Salaries

    Our medical practitioners enjoy a wide range of benefits, generous leave entitlements and a competitive salary.

We’ve expanded our workforce attraction scheme

When you join us from another state or make the move from overseas, you might be eligible for up to $20,000.

If you take up a job in regional or rural Queensland, you might be eligible for up to $70,000 even if you’re moving from Brisbane metro.

Rural and remote opportunities

Make a healthy career move

Have a passion for improving people’s lives? A health career in regional, rural and remote Queensland will give you a career with purpose, plus excellent benefits and allowances.

About medical health careers in rural and remote areas

Medical recruitment campaigns

We run campaigns every year to recruit medical interns, resident medical officers (RMOs) and registrars for positions across Queensland.

RMOs and registrarsMedical interns

Great work-life balance

Find out about your leave entitlements and watch Daniel’s story about his day-to-day life as a Senior Medical Officer working in rural Queensland.

Taking the next steps in your medical career

Choosing the right specialty can feel overwhelming. Use our comparison tool and learn where your future might take you.

Explore your options with Medi-Nav

Hear from our team

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Dr Steven Johnston

Senior Medical Officer/General Practice Anaesthetist
Weipa Integrated Health Service

I love being a general practice anaesthetist (GPA). It’s great to be able to support the local obstetrics service. Becoming a GPA was definitely one of the best decisions I ever made – I love the work, I love the place.

Dr Katherine Lynch

Senior Medical Officer

There is so much opportunity out here. You can do more here than what you can do in the city. You come out here, you will make a difference to people's lives. You will gain skills that you would never have got the opportunity to gain and you will get to do so much. You'll experience a community that is really, truly grateful for having you here.

Dr David Walker

Executive Director of Medial Services and General Practitioner,
Central West

I came to the area in 2006 and loved the town, fell in love with the people, made lots of friends, and ended up staying. Rural medicine is what you make of it and I’ve been really lucky to get opportunities here that I probably wouldn’t get anywhere else. I get to practice at the top of scope and look after patients for as long as I can.

Last updated: April 2024