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

CHANGE TO ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
FOR CONTINUING EMPLOYMENT

Effective 25 May 2020

There has been a change to the eligibility requirement for expedited certification under the Visas for GPs Program for continuing employment, where an employer requires a Health Workforce Certificate to sponsor an overseas doctor to continue employment in the same position, location and with the same employer. From 25 May 2020, the employer must be able to demonstrate that the doctor who is in a position of continuing employment has been practicing at the nominated location for at least 12 months (for example, evidence of 12 months of MBS billing) and has an unrestricted Medicare Provider Number to work in that position.