Scottsdale – GP VMO

Scottsdale: DPA - Yes | MMM5


  • $25K start-up incentive available
  • DPA | RA3
  • Eligible for RVTS

The Opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Rural General Practitioner to join our expanding practice in Scottsdale. Our well-equipped, purpose-built facility boasts five consulting rooms, a three-bay treatment room, a procedure room and on-site pathology. Operating hours are 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, with a Saturday clinic from 9am-11am. The medical centre is an AGPAL accredited practice.

Ochre Health Medical Centre Scottsdale works cooperatively with our satellite medical centre in the nearby coastal town of Bridport which is open 3 days per fortnight. GPs at the practice also provide VMO support to the adjacent Scottsdale Hospital. The Scottsdale Hospital has 19 acute care beds, an Outpatient and Emergency Service, low-risk maternity, physiotherapy, radiology and visiting services.

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

  • Exceptional earning potential – $300 – 350k a year
  • RA3 location -30% reduction in your moratorium, a reduction from 10 years to 7 years
  • Eligible for RVTS
  • Ochre sponsored ACRRM Independent Pathway
  • Eligible for Procedural Grants
  • Eligible for GRIP payments as MMM5 location, up to $23,000 in your 5th year
  • Flexible work arrangements with optional remote telehealth component
  • Comprehensive clinical protocols and internal supply network for all necessary PPE and other equipment
  • Car, accommodation and relocation assistance provided
  • Practice is supported by visiting Allied Health, and Registered Nurses to assist with CDM, immunisations and women’s health
  • Boost your income by supporting the VMO roster 1:2
  • $1,200 Daily VMO rate
  • DPA location

Life in Scottsdale

Just an hour’s drive from Launceston, Scottsdale is a picturesque town located amidst rolling green hills and rich pasture land. Close to local wineries, Scottsdale is the quintessential Tasmanian farming town, located in the island’s verdant North East. With fertile soil and a mild climate, the region’s main industries are pine plantation logging, dairy and potato farming. Scottsdale is home to 2,500 people and, as the main population centre in the region, it has a wide range of shops and services, as well as highly regarded schools.

Scottsdale and the surrounding area offer many world class attractions and a rich diversity of things to see and do. A short drive from Scottsdale is Blue Derby, Tasmania’s world-renowned mountain biking park located in temperate rainforest. The 100km network of Blue Derby Trails encompass some of the most stunning landscapes in the state.

The nearby coastal town of Bridport is home to Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm Golf Courses, both ranked in the world’s top 25 by Golf Digest magazine, with the Dunes course ahead of the iconic Pebble Beach course in California and Kingston Heath in Melbourne. Ruthless marram grass, wide open fairways and exquisite hole layouts in the dunes just behind the beach make for an unforgettable challenge. Bridport is also a great spot for river or sea fishing, and the Bridport Wildflower Reserve is worth a visit for a spectacular display of colour.

Just outside Scottsdale is also the world’s largest lavender farm, the Bridestowe Lavender Estate. At 260 acres, the sprawl of gently curving lavender rows transform the entire landscape into a stunningly photogenic vista, a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, with tours, boutique gifts, and a cafe offering seasonal meals and great coffee.


  • General Registration or above with AHPRA
  • for VMO work, you will require a ALS2 certificate and recent emergency experience (in the last 18 months)


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