The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) registrars are expected to remain in their allocated training region for the duration of their training. Living and working in one community throughout training allows registrars to build up a local patient base, provide continuity of care to the community, get to know the local services and referral pathways, and successfully prepare for college assessments.

In some cases the college policies or training post accreditation may dictate a regional move, for example to meet the RACGP's practice diversity requirement.

Read more about RACGP's placement process and employment procedures here.

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine's (ACRRM) training program requirements sometimes dictate a move for registrars between training regions. More requests are considered during the ACRRM placement process. An example is where a training post is accredited for only the Primary Care component of training (6 months).

You can find information on accredited training posts, community information and other helpful information to assist you in making an informed decision in preferencing your training locations via the below resources.

RACGP Key Dates:  2025 1st Intake and GP Placements
10.00am AEDT Monday 4 March 20242025 AGPT Program applications open
11.59pm AEST Monday 15 April 20242025 AGPT Program applications close
By 5pm AEST Monday 6 May 2024Eligibility outcomes
Wednesday 8 May – 5pm AEST Friday 17 May 2024Preference change period
5pm AEST Friday 17 May 2024Payment and assessment booking deadline
Wednesday 22 May 2024, Thursday 23 May 2024,
Saturday 25 May 2024
Candidate Assessment and Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT)
Monday 27 May 2024 – Wednesday 5 June 2024Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs).
By 5pm AEST Wednesday 26 June 2024Offer outcomes
By 5pm AEST Wednesday 3 July 2024Offer acceptance deadline

Hospital training evidence:

  • A Statement of Service (confirmation of service) for all Australian / New Zealand hospital work completed, including Internship,
  • End of Term Assessments for hospital training,
  • Current CV,
  • Proof of the date General Registration was granted – an email from AHPRA advising the application was approved,

If you have any questions about the key dates, please contact the Registrar Movements team via email

ACRRM Key Dates: 2025

Please note: ACRRM placement dates are subject to change.

DatesApplication Process
8 April 2024Applications close - 11:59pm AEST - application paid and suitability assessment submitted
30 May 2024Eligibility and suitability assessment outcome released
18 - 21 June 2024Multiple Mini Interviews
11 July 2024Selection outcome released
19 July 2024Acceptance of offers due

If you have any questions  about the key dates, please contact the Registrar Movements team via email

For more information visit Frequently Asked Questions