Looking to undertake a GP locum placement?

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


We place GP locums throughout rural Western Australia, from regional centres to remote towns and communities.  GP locum placements vary in duration from one week to several months. We will work with you to ensure that your GP locum placement is matched to your needs and 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 GP Locum Placement Service Team at [email protected]

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

Current GP locum opportunities 

To view GP locum opportunities, visit the Vacancies page.

New GP locums

If you are new to our GP locum service, you can register your interest with us.   You will to receive regular e-bulletins which detail our current GP locum opportunities. 

What happens next? 

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

When a suitable placement has been identified we will work with you and the general practice or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service to facilitate the placement by coordinating the placement administration and making travel arrangements (if required).

As a registered GP locum, you will also receive our fortnightly e-bulletin, which provides a list of all our upcoming locum opportunities. 

Training opportunities 

Rural Health West  supports GP locums to maintain and refresh skills and knowledge by identifying appropriate training that may be required prior to commencing a GP locum placement.

Rural Health West facilitates numerous workshops each year in the Perth metropolitan area and regional locations. Regular Rural Health West GP 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, please visit our Events Calendar.

For further enquiries about our GP Locum Placement Service, contact our GP Locum Placement Service Team on (08) 6389 4500 or via email at [email protected]