General Practitioners

General Practitioners (GPs) working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCOs) across Victoria are highly skilled and valued members of their multidisciplinary teams.

Aboriginal health provides a challenging and rewarding career unmatched in other general practice settings. GPs are immersed within local Aboriginal culture and undertake complex medicine. They manage a wide range of clinical presentations including:

  • Chronic diseases
  • Preventative health care
  • Health promotion
  • Public health

Supporting GPs are teams of nurses, Aboriginal health workers, medical receptionists, practice managers, and a diverse range of allied health workers from nutritionists, alcohol and other drug (AOD) counsellors.

GPs who work in Aboriginal health learn about local Aboriginal culture; experience comprehensive primary health care, are given great support and opportunities unique to Aboriginal health.

In addition to their medical clinics, ACCOs are holistic organisations offering a range of programs and services to support the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and Communities.

For more information:

  • Download the VACCHO Statewide GP Workforce Strategy 2021 – 2031 (PDF, 1MB) here
  • Read VACCHO’s Victorian ACCO GP Workforce Profile 2021 Report here
  • Sign up to regular emails for GPs and practice managers and be advised of upcoming professional development opportunities and networking forums
  • Contact our Statewide GP Workforce Strategy Coordinator

Inaugural VACCHO Statewide GP Gathering

Friday 27 May – Sunday 29 May | Echuca – Moama – Yorta Yorta Country

VACKH GP Workforce Working Group

VACCHO facilitates the GP Workforce Working Group, formed under the Victorian Advisory Council on Koori Health.

Useful links

Training, upskilling, Cadetships,          job opportunities

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Rural Workforce Agency of Victoria – RWAV advertises a range of permanent GP and locum roles in Aboriginal health in rural and regional Victoria.

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