Looking to undertake a locum placement?

If you are an unconditionally 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.


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 Locum Engagement, please email the Locum Team at locum@ruralhealthwest.com.au

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

Current locum opportunities 

To view locum engagement opportunities, visit the Vacancies page.

New locums

If you are new to rural locums, you can register with us to receive regular updates on locum engagement 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 help negotiate fees 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 vacancies.

Training opportunities 

We can assist 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