King Island – GP VMO

King Island: DPA - Yes | MMM7


  • Eligible for RVTS, ACRRM Independent Pathway
  • Rural grants and reduction on moratorium
  • High earning potential and start-up incentive

The Opportunity

Live, work and play on King Island, TAS – stunning beaches, world-class golf courses and a tight-knit community feel. Ochre Medical Centre King Island has an exciting opportunity for a Rural Generalist GP VMO to practice from our King Island general practice and also participate on the VMO roster at the King Island hospital.

The practice is the only medical centre on King Island and as just over 1400 active patients. Typically the practice supports 2 GP VMO rural generalists. The practice actively participates supporting young Interns and Junior Medical Officers as part of the John Flynn program. The practice is well equipment with all the necessary equipment and accreditations and is located adjacent to the local hospital.

The King Island Hospital provides emergency and acute care, as well as a range of outpatient services, including physiotherapy, podiatry, and mental health support. The hospital is classed as a Tier 1 hospital and accepts ATS CAT 1-5 patients and is part of the Tasmanian Health Service.

Ochre Health is one of Australia’s leading General Practice organisations. Founded in 2002 by Dr Hamish Meldrum and Dr Ross Lamplugh in the NSW outback town of Bourke, Ochre is the only General Practice organisation in all MMM areas, from metro to remote Australia. Ochre now supports over 450 doctors, including 90 registrars.

The Features

  • Option of FIFO
  • $1200 per day VMO on-call + percentage of billings
  • Be supported by an organisation that was founded in the bush and has been supporting Rural Generalist GP VMOs for over 21 years.
  • Latest version of best practice delivered on a tier 1 cloud based encrypted systems environment, meaning patient data is always secure with excellent remote access.
  • King Island is a happy practice. 95% of patients would recommend the practice to a family member of friend
  • MMM7 practice with the highest level of triple-bulk billing incentives
  • MMM7 eligibility for rural WIP payments, HELP-FEE elimination or moratorium reduction
  • House and car provided to support VMO services
  • Relocation assistance can be provided
  • Practice is supported by visiting Allied Health, and Registered Nurses to assist with CDM, immunisations and women’s health
  • On and offsite operational and clinical management support
  • Work along side Junior Medical Officers as part of the John Flynn program

Life on King Island

The island’s unique lifestyle and natural beauty make it a popular destination for tourists, but it remains relatively untouched by mass tourism. Residents can enjoy a peaceful and tranquil environment, free from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Despite its remote location, King Island is self-sufficient in many ways, with a thriving local food and farming industry. Locals can enjoy fresh, locally sourced produce, including seafood, beef, and dairy products. There are also plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, such as fishing, surfing, and hiking.

The island is known for its stunning natural beauty, pristine beaches, and rugged coastline. It is also home to two world-class golf courses, Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes, which attract golf enthusiasts from around the world.


  • General Registration or Vocational Registration with AHPRA
  • Current emergency medicine certificate (ALS2 or equivalent)


To find out more about this opportunity contact Katitia Cortes on 0407 897 416