The More Doctors for Rural Australia Program (MDRAP) is a new 3GA program which enables doctors who are non-vocationally registered to work in rural regions and access Medicare. The program commenced in late April 2019 and is being administered by the Rural Workforce Agencies in each state and the Northern Territory.
The program is part of the Stronger Rural Health Strategy.
There is no requirement for doctors on existing programs, including the Rural Locum Relief Program (RLRP) to move to MDRAP and they may continue on their respective programs until the end of the placement. Any existing placements on OMPs programs will continue until 30 June 2023.