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Just hours from Melbourne, you can live and work in one of Victoria’s most beautiful coastal towns. And with a relocation package of $20,000 available to assist you make the move, what are you waiting for?

On Offer

  • VR Doctor (For example UK trained doctor with MRCGP) 70%
  • Non VR 65%
  • AUS $20,000 relocation package payable on arrival
  • Income guarantee of $120 p/hr for the first three months
  • Three year contracts offered
  • Hours from Melbourne

Practice Background

The practice is RACGP accredited, computerised practice with 3 consulting rooms and a treatment room where services such as minor surgery, suturing, skins screenings and vaccinations are performed.

The two doctors who work at the practice are supported by a practice manager, practice nurse and an administration team.

The local Health & Community Services centre has a 7 bed hospital and 20 bed aged care facilities and provides a wide range of clinical and community services to our catchment area. Doctors at the clinic provide on call services, nursing cover and VMO cover (see below) to this facility.

Access to an Allied health referral network is available through this service with occupational therapy, physiotherapy, diabetes educator, social worker and community nursing readily accessible.

The practice and community centre offer health services to the 3,500 residents in the area, which increases to over 20,000 during the summer months. The main patient demographics that the clinic attends to are families, women’s health, Diabetes and Chronic Disease Management; though over the tourist influx this will spread to cover a lot more. 

Support and assistance is available to you with your transition and the clinic will endeavour to make the move and introductions and seamless as possible.

Practice Hours

Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. 
Saturday 10 a.m. - 12.00 a.m. 

On Call; Doctors take the on call phone home 1 weekend per month and 1 night per week.

After Hours; Doctors may choose to offer VMO services at the small local health facility which attracts additional income (up to $150,000 - $200,000 p/year dependent upon shifts undertaken).

The Location

The Otaways: Hit the waters of the southern ocean, wander the coast and explore petrified rain forests full of waterfalls, ferns and crystal clear streams. Adventure over for the day; settle in to enjoy the fruits of the sea caught by local fishermen.

Coastal country…..

Swim, dive, surf and paddle out in the pristine coastal waters. Take a dip at the beach, climb aboard a surfboard or kayak, and get up close to local seal colonies. Anglers have plenty on offer too, with a deep-sea fishing adventure at the top of the list.

For the landlubbers, there are sunset beach rides on horseback, gift shops, galleries and tea houses along with countless culinary delights to choose from. Fishing is an important local industry so seafood is always on the menu at the local cafes and restaurants. For dinner with ocean views, try Chris's at Beacon Point, which sits high in the hills overlooking the sea. Got a taste for fine seafood? Visit in February for the Apollo Bay Seafood Festival.

What Head Medical can do for you….

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK's specialist in international medical recruitment and we‘ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.

Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.


For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Sarah today.

sarah@headmedical.com / +44 (0)131 240 5277

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