Looking to undertake a GP locum placement?

If you are a vocationally registered General Practitioner looking for a short-term placement in a Practice or Aboriginal Medical Service in rural Western Australia, the team at Rural Health West can assist you.


GP locum engagements can take place for one week or several months and may be in regional centres or remote outback locations. We work with you to ensure your locum engagement is matched to your expectations and individual preferences.

If you have a particular location or period of time in which you would like to complete a GP locum placement, please email the Locum Team at locum@ruralhealthwest.com.au

We offer a personalised service and will work with you to find the right placement to suit your needs.

Current GP locum opportunities 

To view GP locum opportunities, visit the Vacancies page.

New GP locums

If you are new to rural locums, you can register with us to receive regular updates on current locum opportunities. 

What happens next? 

Once you have applied for a current vacancy or registered your interest in becoming a Locum, our team will be in touch to discuss your application and possible options.

We will work with you to provide administrative support and locum engagement terms and conditions, as well as any travel arrangements required for your engagement.

You will also receive our fortnightly e-bulletin, which provides a list of current locum opportunities. 

Training opportunities 

We can assist Rural Health West locums to refresh their skills by identifying appropriate training that may be required prior to any locum engagement.

Rural Health West facilitates numerous workshops each year in the Perth metropolitan area and regional locations. Locums may be eligible for a subsidy to attend some of these workshops and conferences.

For more information on training opportunities available through Rural Health West, visit our Events Calendar.

For further enquiries about our Locum Placement Service, contact our Locum Team on (08) 6389 4500 or via email at locum@ruralhealthwest.com.au