The Rural Locum Assistance Programme (Rural LAP) is a component of the Australian Government’s rural workforce capacity agenda managed by healthcare solutions provider, Aspen Medical. The program aims to provide targeted rural and remote support services to general practitioners (obstetricians and anaesthetists), specialists (obstetricians and anaesthetists), nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in rural and remote Australia. All Aboriginal medical services throughout Australia are eligible to receive locum support.
We offer placements up to 14 working days (categories MMM2- MMM7) for personal and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) leave and up to 28 working days (categories MMM5- MMM7)
Rural LAP is an Australian Government-funded service that focuses on supporting health professionals by administering an uncomplicated start-to-finish locum placement service.
Becoming a Rural LAP locum
We place highly experienced locums into rural and remote health services around Australia with the expectation that you will hit the ground running as soon as you arrive.
To be eligible for our locum register, you must meet our minimum credentialing criteria through Aspen Medical’s robust credentialing process. Once you become a Rural LAP locum, you will receive email notifications from our program officers whenever a position becomes available.