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Medical employment opportunities

We understand that there are a number of pathways your career can follow and we’ve listed here some of the major employers of medical professionals.

State and Territory Health Departments


Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales           

Northern Territory         


South Australia               



Western Australia          

Commonwealth Employment Opportunities


Therapeutic Goods Administration

Australian Defence Force

Australian Antarctic Division

Research Institutes


Members of Association of Australian Medical Research Institute (AAMRI) 

The Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes is the peak body for health and medical research institutes from across Australia.

Peak Bodies

Other peak bodies responsible for representing research/biotech organisations and scientists include:

Federal Government


Health Workforce Information


Policy and Programmes to improve the adequacy and quality of Australia's health workforce.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - information about health workforce Programmes specifically assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

General Practitioners - Information on training opportunities, support initiatives and legislation affecting general practitioners.

Health Practitioners - Information on training opportunities, support initiatives and legislation affecting doctors, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other health workers.

Health Workforce Data - Links to the Department’s online data tabulation tool for health workforce data and information about available datasets.

Health Workforce Scholarship Consultation: - An invitation to make a submission to the Health Workforce Scholarship Programme establishment of priorities by relevant organisations.

Medical Specialists - Information on training opportunities, support initiatives and legislation affecting medical specialists.

Programmes - A-Z list of Programmes to improve the adequacy, quality and distribution of Australia's health workforce.

Programmes serving specific communities - information for communities and organisations on Programmes to recruit or retain health professionals in particular areas.

Students / trainees - information for students, trainees and health professionals interested in commencing or progressing a career as a health professional.



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