Smithton – GP VMO

Smithton: DPA - Yes | MMM5


  • Car, accommodation and relocation assistance 

The Opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Rural General Practitioner (VMO) to join our busy practice in Smithton and also provide VMO services to Smithton District Hospital.

The practice has the capability for 7 full-time GP VMOs who will share the on-call roster. The Hospital has 12 acute care beds, emergency services, a midwifery clinic, and visiting specialists.

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
  • MMM5 and DPA location
  • X-ray training will be provided.
  • Reduction in your moratorium
  • Eligible for RVTS and the ACRRM Independent Pathway
  • Eligible for Procedural Grants and GPRIP payments
  • Car, accommodation, and relocation assistance provided
  • Practice is supported by visiting Allied Health, and Registered Nurses to assist with CDM, immunizations, and women’s healthBoost your income by participating on the VMO roster 1:4 to 1:6
  • $1,200 daily VMO rate   

Life in Smithton

Smithton, Tasmania offers a tranquil and idyllic lifestyle amidst the picturesque landscapes of the northwest coast. Surrounded by lush farmland, pristine beaches, and the serene waters of the Bass Strait, Smithton boasts a peaceful and close-knit community atmosphere. Residents enjoy a relaxed pace of life, where the simple pleasures of nature and community connections take precedence.

The town provides essential amenities and services while maintaining a strong connection to its agricultural heritage. Smithton’s proximity to scenic reserves and coastal attractions provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and birdwatching. With its welcoming locals and stunning natural beauty, Smithton offers a charming retreat for those seeking a laid-back lifestyle in Tasmania.


  • General Registration or Vocational Registration with AHPRA
  • Proficient with common general practice conditions
  • Current Emergency Medicine certificate (ALS2 / REST or equivalent)
  • Recent experience in an unsupervised Emergency setting   

We further provide our doctors with full autonomy and flexible working arrangements. Doctors can work either part-time or full-time to best support their lifestyle.

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