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Moving to Australia

Moving to Australia

Known worldwide as “the lucky country”, Australia remains the most popular destination in the world for doctors looking for a career abroad.

Australia combines unsurpassed natural beauty and a temperate to warm climate, with comfort and a sophisticated yet relaxed lifestyle. You can enjoy stunning beaches, colourful coral reefs, lush rainforests, majestic mountains including an alpine region, bustling modern cities, and the magic of the red sand outback interior. There are very few places in the world where you can find such a variety of landscapes and unique wildlife.

Rich in cultural diversity, Australia offers international doctors an uncrowded, unpolluted, modern and prosperous setting to enjoy a medical sabbatical, a fixed term clinical appointment or a permanent medical career.

To be eligible to work in Australia, international doctors are required to meet one of the registration pathways dictated by the Medical Board of Australia, as well as holding a valid work visa. IMR LocumBank’s team are experts in assisting with all Australian regulatory requirements, so please contact us to discuss your specific situation.

If you are already working in Australia or New Zealand and are interested in taking up short term locum work, please visit our Locums in Australia and New Zealand page.

For more detailed information about working in Australia as a doctor, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or feel free to get in contact with us.

For specific information on each Australian state and capital city, click on the links below:

State / Territory

Capital City





New South Wales


South Australia


Western Australia


Northern Territory


Australian Capital Territory




Australia's tourism website gives you a great insight into the many wonderful things this land has to offer. Below are links to some of Australia's favourite pastimes:

Aboriginal Culture

Coastline and Beaches

Outback Australia

Great Barrier Reef


Wine Regions