Australia's strong economy, hot, sunny climate and relaxed, outdoor lifestyle make it a top expatriate destination. Immigration restrictions have tightened recently but demand for highly skilled workers in specific fields is strong, salaries are good and postgraduate training excellent.  

For physicians seeking work in rural areas, often called "Areas of Need", some skills in aboriginal medicine and rural and remote medicine are useful.

What to expect

  • good remuneration, usually salaried, but some fee for service opportunities exist

  • salary packaging options

  • relocation, immigration and license fees may be reimbursed

  • 30 days annual leave 

  • excellent working facilites and conditions

  • opportunities for career advancement