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If you have any questions about any of our vacancies please get in touch with us now or phone 03 9349 7800 (Option 1) to have a confidential discussion with our recruitment team.

GP Locum Frequently Asked Questions

RWAV is dedicated to supporting our rural communities and as a not for profit organisation we do not charge any fees for our service, unlike many commercial recruitment agencies.

We take away all the administration and paperwork hassle for you by assisting with placement negotiations, help with credentialing and provider numbers and providing end-to-end support throughout your placement.

RWAV provides you with a detailed summary before you start a locum placement, including orientation and induction guidelines.

Some locum placements and locations may attract extra incentives through a locum grant.

We know our rural communities and the practices where you will be working, so you can be assured we will match you to the right placement that suits your skills and preferences.

RWAV provides you with a detailed summary before you start a locum placement, including orientation and induction guidelines.

Some placements and locations may attract extra incentives through a locum grant.

We have invested time to know our rural communities and visited the practices where you will be working, so you can be assured we will match you to the right vacancy that suits your skills and preferences.

In order to work with the RWAV Specialist GP Locum Program, you must have specialist recognition with RACGP or ACRRM, hold registration with AHPRA and have general practice experience.

GPs who are subject to 10-year moratorium can only work in a Distribution Priority Area (DPA) – check the Health Workforce Locator here.

Previous experience providing short-term GP placements within a rural or remote location is preferred although not essential.

If you are seeking to offer hospital, nursing home visits, after-hours and/or On-call you will also need current emergency skills training such as ALS or REST.

Locums interested in working within First Peoples Health will also require Cultural Safety awareness and training.

For doctors interested in gaining experience in general practice, please see our recruitment information.

A GP locum placement can range from one to six weeks or longer, be full-time, part-time or provide weekend cover only.

Some locum placements require ongoing support due to workforce shortage or if they utilise a permanent locum model, however the flexibility of being an independent locum is that you offer to work according to your availability.

Locums determine their own fees, based on a daily rate or % billings, fees vary according to the type of work and location and start from $1200 + GST per day. VMO + On-call is paid in addition and varies according to each health service.

The Locum should invoice the practice at the end of the placement.

RWAV can assist with negotiation of placement fees and terms on your behalf.

RWAV Contracted Locum GPs earn a higher than market rate salary paid fortnightly, along with superannuation and access to salary packaging.

Practices usually reimburse reasonable travel costs at ATO rates and will provide suitable self-contained accommodation for the locum duration.

There are standard documents and checks required by practices and health services in Victoria before you can start a GP locum placement. It is a requirement for all GP locums working through RWAV to ensure documents are valid and not expired.

To register with RWAV please complete the application form here  and provide certified copies/evidence of all the documents listed below:

  • Current CV/resume
  • Current indemnity insurance certificate
  • FRACGP/ACCRM Certificate
  • Photo ID – (passport and driving licence only- this is required for 100-point identity check)
  • Current CPD statement
  • Valid Victorian Working with Children Check
  • Valid police check/Fit to work Check
  • Referee details (please provide email and number of one professional contact
  • Current COVID-19 vaccination status

Once you submit your application we will contact you to arrange a screening interview to discuss your experiences and work preferences.

We may need to complete reference checks and request all relevant documents. This documentation must be provided prior to confirmation of placement.

You are required to obtain a new provider number for each location you work at. To do this, register via PRODA (Provider Digital Access) an online identity verification and authentication system that lets you securely access a range of government online services for providers. Once set up you can apply for and receive new numbers immediately

If you are going to provide On-call/VMO/aged care work every health service will require you to be credentialed via online credentialing or through paper credentialing application depending on their system. In addition, they will require you to provide:

  • Copy of your medical degree
  • Copy of ALS or equivalent certificate
  • Flu immunisation certificate
  • COVID immunisation certificate

A placement summary is provided to outline the work requirements, terms, practice details, and information for each placement and we also provide orientation/induction guidelines to both parties.

We provide regular check-ins and offer support during your placement. 

Another benefit of working with RWAV is eligible placements may receive additional locum grants or supports such as car hire, extra accommodation or bonus fees.

A placement evaluation is sent after every locum placement.

We like to keep in contact with our GP locums by email, SMS, or phone calls to inform you of upcoming locum vacancies.

Our website has a list of current GP locum vacancies across rural and regional Victoria. Can we insert a link to the vacancy page here? https://www.rwav.com.au/vacancies/

Please note not all our GP locum vacancies are listed so if you have available dates, let us know and we will match you to the best opportunities as they become available.

We also encourage you to subscribe to the GP locum newsletter to receive updated vacancies, latest industry information, professional development events, shared stories and experienced from rural GP locums straight to your inbox every fortnight.

If you are keen to be part of the RWAV Specialist GP Locum Program network we would love to hear from you.

You can complete the online form here.

Or get in touch with us now and speak to our dedicated Recruitment Team on 03 9349 7800 (Option 1).

Allied Health Frequently Asked Questions

Eligible applicants who commence in practice may be able to access:

  • Grants for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for education, conferences and skills development opportunities.
  • Bursaries and scholarships to develop skills, increase capacity and scope of practice.
  • Relocation grants – if you are moving from interstate or a metro location and meet our eligibility criteria you may receive a relocation grant to help with your removal costs and initial set up.
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Snezana is a Human Resources leader with more than 15 years of experience in management, playing a pivotal role in driving team transformations across diverse industries, including FMCG, automotive, government, and non-profit sectors.

With a curiosity for business and its associated complexities, Snezana fosters collaborative partnerships to cultivate a highly motivated workforce that effectively executes strategic plans.

Msc (Fin), FCCA, FGIA, CA

Shay brings over 20 years of financial
management experience in commercial and not-for-profit organizations. He has a
rich and varied experience in multiple finance and leadership roles in the
United Kingdom and Australia, including CFO, GM Finance & IT, Commercial
Manager Operations, Finance Manager and Accountant.

His extensive leadership experience is
augmented by an FGIA, FCCA, CA, a Masters in Finance and an undergraduate degree in
accounting and finance.

RN, GradDip(Health Promotion), PRINCE2, Mini MBA

Kate is a Registered Nurse highly experienced in health promotion and project management. Her people and program management skills enable her to be agile and adaptable while maintaining an outcomes focus on improving quality access to primary healthcare.

Kate’s extensive experience working with all levels of government, the community and stakeholders across the sector have provided her with insights into the challenges rural communities and health professionals face. Kate has led the design and delivery of many innovative and strategic health promotion and grants programs, supporting better access to health services, health information and activities across communities. Whilst at RWAV, Kate has led the transformation of the RWAV grants program, enhanced the administration of a number of programs and developed the RWAV allied health portfolio. She has also led the development of the RWAV research program of activities.

Having worked at RWAV since 2020, Kate will continue positively influencing the rural healthcare workforce and access to services.

Social Work (BA Hons), DipSW

With a background in social work and a proven record in recruitment, project management, and business development, Jo brings strategic leadership and a wealth of experience in driving positive outcomes within the health, human services, and State Government sectors.

Jo specialises in managing health professional recruitment and outreach programs, including the More Doctors for Rural Australia and 3GA programs. Her focus is on implementing innovative workforce strategies and clinical governance to bolster RWAV’s mission of enhancing healthcare accessibility in rural and regional Victoria.

Having previously excelled at RWAV, Jo spearheaded successful internal change initiatives while fostering strong relationships with external stakeholders. Her efforts consistently align with RWAV’s strategic direction, ensuring a cohesive approach to driving impactful change.

Beyond her professional expertise, Jo’s passion lies in uniting communities and championing positive transformations in rural healthcare in Victoria.

Martin is a governance professional and lawyer with experience in private practice and in-house legal roles. He has been a company secretary for public and private sector organisations across a range of industries including VicTrack, Regis Healthcare Limited and Dairy Australia Limited. He holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia (GIA) and is a fellow of the GIA.

With a rich background of consulting and in-house people and culture roles with the corporate, government and community sectors, Andrea is responsible for leading the implementation of RWAV’s People and Culture strategy, policies, processes, functions and team.

Andrea has significant experience in leading teams across culture, capability, diversity, equity, leadership, organisational development and learning programs as well as core human resources partnering.

With a strong focus on building and maintaining psychologically safe organisations, Andrea’s team is dedicated to ensuring that RWAV is a place where people can work well and be well at work.


Rosemary has had a varied career as an academic teaching economics, public policy and industrial relations, and as a consultant, advocate, health union official and as a director.

She brings strong governance and strategic skills to the Board, as well as knowledge and depth of experience in health policy, economics and investment.

Rosemary was a Director of Aware Super for nine years, and Chair of the Investment Committee for three years. She was also a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee, the Governance Committee and the REM and HR Committee. Rosemary is currently a member of the Investment Committee of Cbus.

She was the Secretary of the Victorian Psychologists Association Inc for 20 years and knows first-hand the difficulties in attracting and retaining health professionals in rural and regional Victoria.

Dr Louise Manning is a rural GP Obstetrics trainee practising in Central Victoria where she delivers general practice, obstetric and sexual health services. Growing up in a small town she has lived experience of the difficulties accessing healthcare in rural and regional areas, and is dedicated to advocating for equitable health outcomes regardless of geography.

Louise is also a Board Director of the Rural Doctors’ Association of Victoria.

BAppSci GradDipBus MBus GAICD FIML

John Biviano is an experienced senior executive who has held many senior roles in government (Health Dept) and also in professional associations related to healthcare. Until recently, John was the CEO of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, where he oversaw the digitisation of a range of Member offerings, including aspects of training. 

BA (Politics/Philosophy) BEc GDipBus MBA GAICD FGIA

Roger is an accomplished CEO, Non-Executive Director and Chair with experience in the health, human services, law enforcement, education, transport, and environmental industries – across private, public sector and not-for-profit organisations

.He brings strong governance experience, commercial acumen, risk management and strategy skills combined with a passion for innovation and business development having also been Chair of numerous Finance, Audit, Risk, Investment and Community Advisory Committees.


Assoc Prof Phelps has practiced as a Gastroenterologist and Acute Physician in regional Victoria for more than 20 years.

He trained in safety and quality at Dr Brent James’ Institute at Intermountain Healthcare in the US and has held management and leadership roles in Victoria and Tasmania. More recently he completed a two-year project as Director of Clinical Governance for Central Adelaide Local Health Network.

Grant currently works as an independent consultant providing advice to hospitals and organisations on clinical leadership and safety and quality

LLB BSc MMgt (Strategic Foresight) GAICD

As a lawyer and business consultant Jane has worked with company boards and senior management across a range of areas including IP commercialisation, internet-based businesses, healthcare products/services, privacy and data/IT security. Jane is currently general counsel for .id Consulting – population demographers, economists and forecasters.

Jane served as a director of BreastScreen Victoria for 10 years, is a current director of Ballarat Health Services and chairs RWAV’s Governance Committee.

BMed MMedSci FRACGP FARGP FACRRM DipPractDerm DipMedHyp DipFP DipBusAdmin GAICD

Assoc Prof Rawlin is an experienced General Practitioner and medical educator. He is currently in clinical general practice in suburban Melbourne and previously practiced in rural Victoria for 10 years.

Assoc Prof Rawlin is Chair of the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaborative and a past Chair of the Mental Health Professionals Association and is a board member of the Mental Health Professionals Network. He is also the Medical Director of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Victoria.
He is a member of the RACGP Victoria Council.

Albert Giorgini is the Senior Advisor to CEO at RWAV.

As an experienced finance executive, with an extensive career in public transport and in the automotive and industrial gas sectors, Albert has honed his skills in driving financial performance improvements with a commercial and business transformation focus.

Through his strategic financial skills, Albert has demonstrated an exceptional capacity to lead and develop large teams in complex and changing environments to achieve the financial and regulatory requirements of the business. His extensive experience has given him a deep understanding of the industry and its challenges, equipping him with the expertise to drive impactful change.

Albert has highly developed communication and stakeholder management skills to support his strong planning, analytical and financial performance improvement acumen, always striving to create innovative solutions that drive growth and success.


Lauren commenced in the role of Manager People and Culture in August 2018 and is responsible for leading the implementation of RWAV’s People and Culture strategy, policies, processes, functions and team.

Lauren’s team is committed to implementing activities and initiatives to support the achievement of RWAV’s strategies and strengthen RWAV’s position as an ‘Employer of Choice’.

Lauren is an experienced Manager and HR professional, with a career spanning the professional services, automotive, defence, and not-for-profit sectors.

BHlthSci(Hons) MPH PostGradDipMgt GAICD AFCHSM

Lauren Cordwell commenced in the role of Chief Executive Officer in August 2023. She took on the role of Acting CEO in April 2023 and previously served as the General Manager since February 2020.
Lauren has leadership responsibilities for strategy, communications, data, stakeholder engagement and program delivery.

Lauren’s team is committed to supporting communities in rural and regional Victoria to have timely access to affordable and safe health care.

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