International medical graduates

Live and practise medicine in Australia

International medical graduates

Live and practise medicine in Australia

International medical graduates (IMGs) and overseas-trained doctors (OTDs) are practitioners who received their qualifications outside of Australia or New Zealand.

We’re here to help you through every step of your journey


Professional challenges

  • Accreditation and registration
  • Employment opportunities
  • Essential legislation
  • Australian General Practice
  • Training and assessment

Personal challenges

  • Embracing Australian culture
  • Resettling
  • Family support
  • Building and maintaining confidence
  • Community connection

Sign up for RACGP International Membership

Join the RACGP to be a part of a like-minded community of GPs and access a range of exclusive benefits:

  • Simple and relevant information
  • Answers to your specific questions
  • Top tips and helpful advice
  • Networking opportunities
  • Learning modules and CPD

How to become a GP in Australia

Everything you need to know to become an Australian GP in 8 easy webinars

Date and time  Topic  Type   
Tuesday 15 March 2022 
9:30pm AEDT 

Introduction to Australian General Practice Free Watch now
Tuesday 12 April 2022 
8:30pm AEST 

Finding employment in Family Medicine Member only Watch now
Tuesday 17 May 2022 
8:30pm AEST 

Registering as a GP Member only Watch now
Tuesday 14 June 2022  
 8:30pm AEST   
Australian culture and language made simple Member only Watch now
Tuesday 12 July 2022 
8:30pm AEST 

Rules and Regulations in Australian Medicine Member only Watch now
Tuesday 16 August 2022 
8:30pm AEST 

Patient consultations and on-going care Member only Watch now
Tuesday 13 September 2022
8:30pm AEST 

Where can a career in Australian GP take You?
Member only Watch now
Tuesday 11 October 2022
8:30pm AEST 

Peak bodies and agencies
Member only Watch now

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  • Step-by-step guidelines for living and practicing in Australia
  • Free courses and events
  • Latest advancements in Australian general practice

RACGP Mentoring Program

The RACGP Mentoring Program connects you with a mentor who can provide guidance, support and advice in your journey to become a GP in Australia.

Become a GP in Australia with the RACGP

International graduates

Pathways for registration, letters of status and pre-employment structured clinical interview (PESCI) information for medical graduates


Choose a Fellowship pathway that suits your individual requirements

FRACGP exams

These are used to assess a candidate's competency for undertaking unsupervised general practice anywhere in Australia

All you need to know

What is Australian culture?

In support of this year’s NAIDOC Week theme, RACGP staff were invited to attend a lunchtime webinar to learn more about what connection to country means to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and how their relationship to plants, animals and other natural materials can be used to ‘Heal Country, Heal Our Nation’.