Australian Permanent Residency Options

Australian Permanent Residency Options for GPs over 45 Years 


We frequently get queries from professionals working in Australia on temporary visas, who are more than 45 years wanting to know if they can get Australian PR! 

We reached out to our friend Deep from Ten Heads Immigration to get some answers for you.  

She has included some information below to help you understand your options! 

There are a few Permanent Residency Visas that can be applied even if you are above 45 years! Just a few of these are: 

  • Business visas
  • Distinguished talent visas
  • Parent visas
  • Partner visas


If you are over 45 years, you may also apply for permanent residency through Subclass 186 – if you fulfil any of the age exemptions. The age exemption applies to regional medical practitioners, academic and science applicants, high income earners and transitionals 457/482 holders.

Today, I will focus on age exemption related to General Practitioners:

A few questions for you:

  • Are you a General Practitioner?
  • Are you over the age of 45 years?
  • Are you working in Australia on Subclass 482 visa?
  • Are you working or willing to work in a designated regional area*? 

If the answer to all the above is Yes, you have a pathway to apply for Australian PR through Subclass 186 visa.


If you want to discuss your case, you can contact Pradeep Brar. She is a Registered Migration Agent and an expert in employer-sponsored visas.


Pradeep Brar


Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1575911

Graduate Cert Migration Law, Australian National University

PGraduate Business Management



Queensland Australia

Phone 0061 452577272

Email [email protected]


* Places such as Gold Coast, Newcastle, Adelaide and many more wonderful cities/towns in Australia are designated regional areas according to the Department of Home Affairs. 



Our team offer General Practitioners assistance with finding jobs and a career pathway, and Medical Facilities to find a new Medical Practitioner. We also help with the full application process with AHPRA, RACGP, ACRRM, Department of Health, Medicare including 19AA & 19AB. If we can help, please contact us at [email protected]


People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners and Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.


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