Do I have to be registered for a full 10 years to complete my moratorium?

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Do I have to be registered for a full 10 years to complete my moratorium?


No- The ten year moratorium commences on the date of a doctor’s first Australian medical registration and ends exactly ten years later (provided the doctor is a permanent resident or Australian citizen at that time- a Doctor on a visa will remain restricted by 19AB until they get permanent residency). 


The 10 year moratorium does not pause or reset if a doctor is not registered in Australia in the interim.


How Can We Help?

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


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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