Visas for GPs is an initiative of the Australian Government administered by the Consortium of Rural Workforce Agencies

The Visas for GPs program will cease on 16 September 2023, removing the requirement for employers of International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to apply for a Health Workforce Certificate (HWC).

From 16 September, IMG’s looking to work in primary care within Australia will no longer be required to submit a HWC as a part of their visa application. Applications for a HWC will continue to be accepted until 5 September, and 13 September 2023 for a Health Workforce Exemption Certificate (HWEC). Any application on hand before these dates will be processed in line with the program guidelines.

Please contact the Department of Home Affairs if you would further information regarding the visa process.