Relocating to Melbourne
We are a proud employer of many overseas professionals.
We have a long tradition of employing overseas trained health professionals, especially nurses and doctors.
Overseas trained psychiatrists who work with us are supported to undertake the RANZCP examination process. We have had a high pass rate and gone on to provide consultant positions to many of those we originally employed at registrar level.
We also employ overseas trained medical officers in registrar roles when these are available and have supported MOs to go on to do psychiatry training. However, psychiatry rotations are not a core rotation for AMC accreditation and more general MO position is often the best way to start in Australia.
Find out more about our International Medical Graduate Program.
Our relocation policy
We provide relocation services from a relocation consultant agency and other additional support.
The relocation agency provides all relocating medical staff with an easy, stress-free and efficient settling-in process. The relocation consultant meets you at your place of residence and offers a guided tour through appropriate suburbs viewing houses, apartments, and other available accommodation.
The consultant also accompanies you to all you appointments including:
- viewing local schools and public transport routes, supermarkets and shops
- opening a bank account, purchasing mobile/sim card
- visiting your workplace and arranging appointments to meet with your clinical colleagues, plus appointment with AHPRA.
All these services should be completed within the one day relocation service.
Australia is a multicultural nation
We consider Melbourne is a great place to work and live.
Since 1945, seven million people have migrated to Australia. Today, one in four of 23 million people were born overseas, 44 per cent were born overseas or have a parent who was and four million speak a language other than English. We speak over 260 languages and identify with more than 270 ancestries.
Melbourne is one of Australia's most multicultural cosmopolitan centres. Over 140 nationalities are represented within its borders.
Melbourne is a very liveable city
Melbourne is famous for its sporting events (particularly Australian Rules Football), fashion and festivals. Moreover, the city has repeatedly been voted as one of the world’s most liveable cities.
Melbourne is a young city. Half its population falls within a median age of 35 years. It is a good-looking city with beautiful historical buildings, public parks and gardens, juxtaposed with ultra-modern buildings and urban art.
Melbourne has a lot to offer -vibrant café and restaurant culture, fabulous nightlife, including live bands, theatres, cinemas, art galleries and specialty stores. It is considered to be fashion capital of Australia with a wealth of high-end boutiques. We have good public education and a thriving public health system, supported by a highly functioning private health system and a variety of associated health services supported by both the state and federal governments.
People who just moved to Melbourne can enjoy living the inner city lifestyle or one in the outlying suburbs with their quiet streets and proximity to schools as well as semi-rural locations. There are many quirky places to live in inner city Melbourne, a wide variety of public gardens and parks, access to beaches and a wide range of short trip holiday destinations such as wine regions, the Great Ocean Road, the penguins and seals in Phillip Island and the mountains in northern Victoria.
Australians generally enjoy living an outdoor lifestyle. We enjoy our temperate climate and being part of a prosperous and safe country.
Australia's multicultural policy
Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection has information about life in Australia, and links to government settlement services. They also provide information about Australian values and the cultural diversity of Australia's people.
Australia's multicultural policy allows those who choose to call Australia home the right to practice and share in their cultural traditions and languages within the law and to be free from discrimination.
Australia's character gives a competitive edge in an increasingly globalised world. Multiculturalism is about all Australians and for all Australians. The Victorian Office of Multi-cultural Affairs in Melbourne also publishes a Multicultural Resources Directory of all the organisations and societies within Victoria. This directory is a convenient and useful online guide to local community associations and organisations within Victoria.