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Five Year IMG Recruitment Scheme

The Five Year International Medical Graduate Recruitment Scheme is an important incentive program for international doctors.

The Scheme supports international medical graduates (IMGs) to work in Australia providing medical services in rural and remote communities. When you complete the Scheme you can apply to work in Australia with an unrestricted provider number.

The Five Year IMG Recruitment Scheme is an initiative of the Australian Government and is managed by RDWA in South Australia.

If you are thinking about working in Australia, our recruitment team can support you every step of the way.

Our recruitment services are funded by the Australian and State governments so we can support you to start working in our rural communities. You will not be charged a fee for our recruitment services.


When you are on the Five Year IMG Scheme you:

  • Work in an eligible rural town for the time required by the Scheme
  • Complete your Fellowship; and
  • Apply for permanent residency.

We also give you access to other recruitment programs to help you get your initial provider number and to support you while you are studying for your Fellowship and your professional development.

And we support costs in relocating to your new town.

Once you complete your Fellowship, have your permanent residency and have been providing services to the town for the term of the Scheme, you can apply for an unrestricted provider number.

The Five Year IMG Recruitment Scheme Guidelines provide all the detail – and our recruitment team will help you understand what they mean for you.


Our recruitment team will help you understand if you are eligible to apply for the Scheme.

If you are thinking about working in Australia you can make plans to live and work in an eligible rural South Australian community so you can apply to access the Scheme.

If you are already working in Australia and would like to know more about eligible locations you can still apply for the Scheme, just contact our recruitment team for more information about locations that might work for you.

You need to apply to us before you start work, as we cannot count time you are working before you join the Scheme.


For all the details on how the Scheme works, please read the Guidelines. Contact our Recruitment team to learn more about how the Scheme could work for you and your family.



If you are about to start work and you would like to apply for the Scheme, please email or call our recruitment team for an application form.


For more information about joining this program please contact
Angela Tridente, Director GP/RG Recruitment
Phone: (08) 8234 8277
Email: recruitment@ruraldoc.com.au