Moving to Australia? There are a lot of things that are often overlooked in the moving process but GPs also need to think about learning a new healthcare system, new medication names and how to bill Medicare.
Moving to a new country is difficult for anyone, let alone GPs. We recommend having someone on the ground in Australia to provide you with transition support.
At Alecto Australia we focus on transition support as one of the most crucial parts of the process. We provide our GPs with a step to step guide on what to do when they arrive including:
- Setting up a bank account
- How to get a Tax File Number (TFN) and Australian Business Number (ABN)
- How to obtain an Australian drivers licence
- Support on which suburbs to live in and the best routes to and from your workplace
- Where to send your kids to school and advice on the best weekend activities
Basically, any questions you have we can answer and on top of this we love to meet GPs as soon as they arrive to put a face to the name after months of email and phone communication!
We also provide advice through our partners on:
- Medical Indemnity insurance
- Financial planning
- Medicare billing
- Life insurance and superannuation
It is crucial to have this support from those who are on the ground and know the area well, otherwise you could run into problems down the track.
We also believe in strong relationships at Alecto Australia and enjoy catching up with GPs at our regular Alecto Connect events around Australia. Alecto Connect is also an opportunity to socialise and network with other GPs, you don’t have to work with us to come along to these events as they are open to all GPs.
When you are thinking about moving and using a recruitment agency, make sure you know the full service they offer and whether this includes registration and transition support. It’s always best to have professional help, which of course is also free for you!
The team at Alecto Australia look forward to working with you in the future.