Darling Downs and West Moreton region, which is around 99,000 km2 and covers 12 local government areas (LGA). Our region offers many different lifestyles, from the business of Toowoomba and Ipswich to small rural community towns. Learn about the region's demographic and health data.
Many of the rural and remote areas with our region are in need of GPs. Working in these communities offers close relationships with your patients, a tight-knit community, and a more affordable lifestyle. Some practices are also open to remote work.
Our PHN provides information, resources and services to support attracting and retaining GPs and general practice staff in our region.
Promoting general practice vacancies
We recommend having all the necessary information in a clear and well-presented job description. It is also helpful to include information about your practice such as available resources, the size and structure of your practice, and key demographics about your community/patient base.
General practice registrar training
Medical practitioners wishing to pursue a career in general practice in Australia have their choice of training with two GP Colleges: the Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP) and/or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
There are currently three entry points:
- the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program,
- the Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS)
- for ACRRM trainees, the Independent Pathway.
In 2017, the Minister for Health announced that the responsibility for the Commonwealth funded AGPT Program was transferring from the Department, to the GP Colleges (RACGP and ACRRM). It was previously with the Registered Training Organisations. The transition to the college-led model was effective from 1 February 2023.
Download the Australian General Practice Training factsheet.