The process

Rural LAP offers a simple, streamlined process for locums to apply for placements across Australia. We’re here to make things easy for you.

How it works

A health practitioner or organisation will lodge a request for Rural LAP locum support at least two weeks before the start of the placement. Rural LAP will conduct a search on their database for registered locums who match the specifications of the placement. Rural LAP may also advertise the position relevant industry websites and newsletters. 

All registered locums with the desired skill-set for the placement will be sent a notification by email requesting an expression of interest in the job. Locums have 48 hours to respond to the request. Locums not on the register must respond to the job ad in the same time frame.

Details of all interested locums are then sent onto the requester to make a selection. If you are selected, Rural LAP will issue you with a contract of engagement.

All travel and accommodation arrangements are arranged by the Rural LAP Travel and Logistics Coordinator. Accommodation costs and meal allowances are covered by Rural LAP, and the cost of travel from the major airport closest to your home is also covered.

A comprehensive handover with the host practitioner or organisation will be arranged before and after the placement to ensure proper orientation of the practice and continuity of care for patients.