Find out what it is like to live and work in a country town through the John Flynn Placement Program.

The John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP) is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and is designed to attract the future medical workforce into a remote and rural career.

The Program provides 300 undergraduate medical students the opportunity to experience clinical practice and lifestyle in remote and rural locations across Australia.


Successful eligible applicants, from 20 participating universities, spend eight weeks over three to four years in a remote or rural community with a one-to-one professional mentor, community host and contact. 

From 1 July, 2017 the Rural Workforce Agency Network will administer the JFPP in each state and the Northern Territory via Local Coordination Teams. Please visit the JFPP website for more details about the program, or if you are completing your placement in Western Australia, please contact the Rural Health West Future Workforce Project Officer.

The Rural Workforce Agency Network includes:

Health Recruitment Plus Tasmania-Ruralplacements
Health Workforce Queensland-Ruralplacements
NT PHN-Ruralplacements
NSW Rural Doctors Network-Ruralplacements
Rural Doctors Workforce Agency of South Australia-Ruralplacements
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Rural Workforce Agency Victoria