International medical graduates (IMGs)

International medical graduates (IMGs) play a vital role in helping the Western Australian public health system, WA Health, meet its service delivery responsibilities.

Employing an international medical graduate

Employers who have been unable to recruit an Australian-trained medical practitioner or a medical practitioner with general registration may be eligible to employ an international medical graduate (IMG) with limited registration.

The type of limited registration depends on the position:

• Limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice 
• Limited registration for area of need - if working in an area of need (AoN).

Find out more about applying for an AoN determination.

Living and working in WA

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