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UK Doctor wanting to move to Australia PLEASE HELP!

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Hello all,

New to this forum and hoping you can help me with my endeavours!

I am a practicing doctor in the UK, and have the ambition to move abroad to Australia to practice there, and hopefully specialise at some point also.

I have experience in emergency medicine, general medicine and general surgery, and have preferences to work in emergency medicine and/or medicine.

I would hope to start work in Australia from March 2022 onwards, and was just hoping for a summary of information of how it works, and when is the best time to apply for my desired start date...

Thank you for any help!

Rikki

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If you want to be working in Australia by this time next year, you may be too late already!    The whole process to get a permanent visa takes at least a year. Because you're a doctor, you'll also have to get registration, which also takes time. 

Under normal circumstances, your quickest avenue would be a 482 visa. That's a short-term visa (2 to 4 years) and you need to find an employer to sponsor you.  I have no idea whether employers are sponsoring at the moment - with Covid, everything is different!   You'd still need to get your registration though.

In the interests of speed, I'd advise you to book a consultation with a good migration agent.  Try Suncoast Migration or Go Matilda.  


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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as a doctor from UK u need to get Aphra registration done first if applying for PR 189/190 visa...... we did our own PR 189  visa  ( my aphra was already in place tho  and iam on specilist register  which again makes life easier )  having had several TR  visas over yrs . If you are a specialist  each college has its own pathway aswell... tbh the easiest route is via a doctor recruitment service esp for first applications etc as they literally take you thro the process step by step  and list everything u have to provide at certain times  and can  get you a job if needed  ....... you need lots of crazy paperwork and proof . I have used HEAD medical before  and i have to say they provided an excellent service . If u want to work as an SHO/Reg  u can go direct thro the hospitals and they could sponsor your visa  but i have no idea how long that is taking  . I do know of some hospital UK doctors  getting faster processing  to work in hospital system here in Brisbane . I would seek adv from specialist  doctor recruitment firm as can be quite complex .

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I still believe it is possible to get an Australian job, would anyone have a good step by step guide of how to obtain a job in Australia?

 

Thank you!

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1 hour ago, RikkiBobal said:

I still believe it is possible to get an Australian job, would anyone have a good step by step guide of how to obtain a job in Australia?

 

Thank you!

Yes it is possible.  As explained by shiveringpom above, you do need to take all the steps he/she has described.

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1 hour ago, RikkiBobal said:

I still believe it is possible to get an Australian job, would anyone have a good step by step guide of how to obtain a job in Australia?

 

Thank you!

Not if you are not registered with the appropriate body, and not without a visa. See my reply above


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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On 09/02/2021 at 08:28, RikkiBobal said:

I still believe it is possible to get an Australian job, would anyone have a good step by step guide of how to obtain a job in Australia?

 

Thank you!

Anything is possible, only believe.

For a trainee like yourself, and specialists, there are a lot of steps and it's not even worth contemplating most of them until you have done the initial ones.

You have to first decide if you are going to do it DIY or if you are going to go through a recruitment agency. If you are going through a recruitment agency see above post. If you are going to do it yourself then I would email hospital recruitment/HR directly and ask if they are recruiting Drs from UK. Darwin would be an excellent, high yield place to start.

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