Medical professionals

Medical Officers intending to apply for ACT Health positions must be eligible for full registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Successful applicants will receive salary packaging with Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) concessions, generous superannuation, four weeks annual leave and an accrued day off per calendar month. ACT Health will consider applications from candidates pursuing part-time or job sharing arrangements.

For more information about working with ACT Health in the nation's capital Canberra, visit the employment section of this website.

Student Clinical Placements

ACT Health accepts students and trainees undertaking health and health related courses for clinical placement within the Health Directorate facilities.

GP initiatives

Viva Voce Examination

This project aims to produce a useful, efficient resource for candidates preparing for viva voce examinations in a medical specialty.

GP Development Fund

The GP Development Fund is a four year bi-annual grants pool totalling $4 million for general practices that commit to supporting the attraction, retention and development of the general practice workforce.

GP Healthnet NEW

The GP Healthnet website provides GPs with better access to information about Canberra Hospital and Health Services, and Calvary Hospital Outpatient Clinics.

It provides increased visibility of services available, including geographic location and contact details for each service, together with details of eligibility requirements for referrals to the service.

GP Taskforce

The GP Taskforce has been charged with the responsibility of investigating options and innovations for improving access to primary health care in the ACT and reporting back to the ACT Legislative Assembly in September 2009 with its recommendations.

International Medical Graduates

ACT Health welcomes International Medical Graduates seeking employment. International Medical Graduates are encouraged to visit The Australian Government website DoctorConnect for more information. The DoctorConnect website provides an authoritative and accessible source of information on working as a trained doctor in Australia.

If you have a query that is not answered in the DoctorConnect website, email:

Quick links

ACT Medicare Local

The ACT Division of General Practice has become the ACT Medicare Local, part of the Commonwealth Government’s primary health care reforms. Medicare Locals will take responsibility for the primary health care needs of each local community, and our goal is to improve services for the ACT community.

Australian Medical Association (AMA)

The Australian Medical Association promotes and advances ethical behaviour by the medical profession, and protects the integrity and independence of the doctor/patient relationship.

Medical Assessment Planning Unit

The Medical Assessment Planning Unit is a 16 bed short stay unit for patients with complex and 'undifferentiated' medical problems needing assessment before referral and transfer to the appropriate Canberra Hospital inpatient unit.

Medical Board of the ACT

The primary role of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). is to regulate the medical profession in the interests of public safety through registration of medical practitioners, and the promotion and maintenance of high standards of medical practice in the Australian Capital Territory.

Medicare for health professionals

Medicare Australia is an Australian government agency and plays an integral role in the Australian health sector. Its objective is to assist in improving health outcomes in Australia.


ACT Health is involved in a variety of research projects in the ACT and surrounding region, nationally and internationally. For more information about research opportunities at ACT Health visit the research section of this website

VMO contracts

For the information of prospective VMO's, see examples of our current VMO contracts.