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Locum Obstetricians

Eligible fields of practice

To be eligible to work as a locum for the Rural Locum Assistance Program (Rural LAP) and receive the additional allowances associated with the program, you must be a specialist or general practice (GP) obstetrician and meet the Rural LAP eligibility criteria.

How our program works

Submit your expression of interest, and our team will guide you through our application process to become a Rural LAP health service locum. Once credentialed, we will contact you when suitable opportunities are available. We will put you forward for positions you agree to apply for and support you throughout your placement if you are successful.

While on placement, you’ll receive an hourly wage plus superannuation, and an incentive of $100 travel allowance per day. We also arrange and pay for your travel and accommodation. 

Join our locum team and help us to alleviate workforce shortages and relieve burnout in rural and remote Australia.

Eligibility criteria


An obstetrician must have the following qualifications to be eligible to apply for the locum register:

  • Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or international equivalent
  • current unrestricted registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Specialist Obstetricians must also have:

  • evidence of Fellowship with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
  • evidence of active participation in the RANZCOG Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs.

GP Obstetricians must also have:

  • General Practitioner license or registration
  • either a DRANZCOG diploma or an advanced diploma
  • evidence of participating in accredited CPD programs
  • evidence of Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACCRM).
Entitlement to work in Australia

In addition to practising one of the eligible positions, you must:

  • be legally entitled to work in Australia
  • have current, unrestricted professional registration in your field of practice.
Minimum credentials

Rural LAP health service locums must also meet the established minimum credentials.