How to Check the Health Workforce Locator

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This is a FAQ BLOG and you can refer to our 19AB & IMGs blog here.

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Date Updated: 2024-03-14

As a GP in Australia, you may be restricted by 19AA or 19AB and required to work in specific areas.

To confirm if a practice you are interested in joining is in the classifications you require, you can look at the Health Workforce Locator map here.

We have put together a video on how to check the health workforce locator which you can find here, and you can watch below.

If you are unable to watch the video, please find the instructions below.

Step 1: Open the Health Workforce Locator map

You can access the Health Workforce Locator map by clicking the link here: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/health-workforce-locator/health-workforce-locator#hwc-map 

The map will look like this screenshot below.

Step 2: Check your restrictions

See which one you are restricted by and follow the instructions for the classification portion:

  • If you are restricted by 19AB, you will need to tick the GPs box next to the Distribution Priority Area.
  • If you are restricted by 19AA, you will need to tick the 2019 box next to the Modified Monash Model.
  • If you are restricted by 19AA and 19AB, you will tick both of the above.

Step 3: Click ‘Enter an Address’ and input the practice address

The next step is to click ‘Enter an Address’ and add in either the exact address of the practice you are considering joining or the name of a suburb you would like to work in. 

Step 4: Click the right address and the map will load

The map will automatically load once you have clicked the right address in the suggested dropdown. You will then view classifications you need to see. 

We Can Help You

Here at People Medical Consulting, we have a passion for guiding medical practitioners through their career pathways to Australia. We have extensive experience in assisting medical facilities in recruiting doctors from local and overseas who will best suit their requirements.

We provide Document Assistance for those requiring support for their PESCI with IME, ACRRM or RACGP, registration and all other mandatory AHPRA requirements, fellowship program related forms and letters, application for Medicare provider and prescriber numbers, application for 19AB or 19AA exemptions and preparation of employment documents.

If you want to talk to someone about your pathway or practice management—book a consultation with us below, or if you need Recruitment or Document Assistance, contact us at help@peoplemedical.com.au or click the buttons below. We’d be glad to help you!

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