General employment information

Medical practitioners employed by the Western Australian (WA) public health system, WA Health, must practise professionally and ethically, in accordance with the expectations of the community, the medical profession and the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) (external site).

Before employment arrangements are finalised, prospective employees of WA Health must provide a recent National Police Clearance (external site) or submit to undergoing a WA Health Criminal Records Screening.

Prospective employees for child-related positions must apply for a Working With Children check (external site).

Due to restrictions on international medical graduates (IMGs) who are new to Australia, hospital employment opportunities are generally limited to metropolitan teaching hospitals and country hospitals operated by the WA Country Health Service (WACHS).

Look for job opportunities with WA Health.

Medical practitioners with general practice qualifications and experience, which qualifies them for registration with the MBA can seek private general practice employment in country WA and designated metropolitan areas.

To work in general practice in WA, applicants need to meet specific employment criteria.

Occupations in demand

Every year in WA certain occupations are identified as being in demand.

If you are interested in moving to WA from overseas and have a medical qualification included on the skilled migration list you may be eligible to apply for the WA State Sponsorship under Skilled-Nominated visa (subclass 190 or 489).

Visit Living in Western Australia (external site) to view the list of occupations in demand in WA. Look for those occupations that have been authorised by the Medical Board of Australia.

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