Can I get a visa to work in Australia as a Doctor ?
To be eligible for an Australian visa, you need to work in an occupation that is on the ‘Skilled Occupations’ list, maintained by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection. See here
The medical profession is listed as one of the Skilled Occupations on that list.
Most overseas trained doctors and Foreign Graduates of an Accredited Medical School need a visa to practice in Australia.
General practitioners, specialists and hospital non-specialists can apply for a visa if:
you got your primary medical qualification in a country other than Australia
or you got your medical qualifications in Australia but you’re not an Australian permanent resident.
The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) allows skilled workers to come to Australia and work for an approved business for up to four years.
You must be sponsored by an approved business. A business can sponsor someone for this visa if they cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to do the skilled work.
You can be in or outside Australia when you lodge your application.
You will need to contact an Australian Immigration Lawyer or service skilled in the medical employment or engagement field.