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Work for Perth's leading after hours provider

Night Doctor is Perth’s leading after hours provider offering amazing locum opportunities to GPs and doctors interested in a career in General Practice.

Why work with Night Doctor?

There are many reasons doctors choose to work at Night Doctor. We take the time to listen to your goals and then tailor a package to suit you.

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Flexible Work Packages to Suit You

Are you after extra work to top up your income? Whether you’re looking for casual or full-time work, we’ve got daytime, evening and overnight shifts available, giving you complete flexibility to fit your lifestyle.

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General Practice experience

Are you considering a career in General Practice but don’t know what to expect? After hours locuming allows you to get a feel for General Practice within a clinically supported environment so that you can be certain it is the right career for you.


RACGP PEP training

We sponsor doctors on the RACGP Practice Experience Program (PEP). The program provides access to the highest A1 Medicare rebates and allows doctors to gain valuable GP experience and count their time at Night Doctor towards Fellowship.

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Return to General Practice

Locuming at Night Doctor is a great way to ease back into General Practice after an extended period of leave. With flexible work arrangements and no concerns about maintaining a patient base, it’s the perfect stepping stone back to life as a GP.

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Work in Area MM1

After hours work is considered an area of workforce shortage, meaning doctors can work at Night Doctor even if they would normally be restricted from working in an MM1 region (e.g. those under a 10-year moratorium).

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Travel and work

Are you travelling Australia and want to earn along the way? Or maybe you’re considering a locum stint in Perth whilst exploring everything this stunning region has to offer. We’re a great locum opportunity whatever your travel plans are.

Earn top locum rates

Night Doctor is a private billing service which means our patients pay a gap; this significantly boosts your income.

This table compares earnings at Night Doctor with a bulk billing after-hours service.

Hourly take home pay
Service fee doctors pay to practice
Bulk billing service
Night Doctor weekday
Night Doctor weekend
GP Fellows
GP Registrars
RMOs / Registrars

These rates are conservative figures and based on the following assumptions:

  • 2 home visits per hour (On average our doctors visit 2-3 patients per hour)
  • One visit is for an urgent case and one visit is for a non urgent case (Medicare pay higher rebates for urgent cases)
  • A standard Night Doctor gap of $65. Gaps are higher after 9pm and on public holidays
  • A doctor on our independent package (detailed below) where you provide your own vehicle and equipment.
  • For comparison reasons, bulk billing take home pay is based on the service fees that apply for our independent package. However, higher service fees than this are typically charged by bulk billing services.

We’re not happy if we’re not leading the after hours industry with the best working arrangements and remuneration. If you have found what you think is a better option elsewhere, please let us know and we will do our best to beat it.

Work packages tailored to you

See rates in table above

We provide:

  • – Patients
  • – 24/7 GP Supervisor support
  • – Custom EHR access


You provide:

  • – Car + driver/assistant
  • – Use your own phone
  • – Doctor’s bag and contents
  • – Medications
  • – Stethoscope
Full support
Contact us for latest rates

We provide:

  • – Patients
  • – 24/7 GP Supervisor support
  • – Custom Electronic Health Record (EHR) access
  • – Car and Dr’s Assistant
  • – Home pick-up/drop-off
  • – Doctor’s bag with full high quality GP diagnostic kit
  • – Medications (inc. re-stocking)
  • – Dressings kit
  • – Medication fridge (stocked)
  • – Emergency bag (inc. O2/Defib)


You provide:

  • – Stethoscope
Contact us for latest rates

We provide:

  • – Patients
  • – 24/7 GP Supervisor support
  • – Custom EHR access


Want help sourcing a driver? Already have some equipment? Whatever your situation, we can tailor a package to suit you. Please get in touch to discuss options and rates.

If you have other needs, touch base so we can learn about your goals and tailor a work package to suit you.

You can meet our doctor team and learn about their stories on our meet our doctors page!

Urgent Care Service

We are an urgent care service and so only review patients with acute presentations. The acuity level of the cases sits between Emergency Medicine and conventional General Practice.

You will reduce ED presentations by seeing patients who can’t access their GP after hours, including young families, the elderly, those with limited mobility or residents of Disability or Residential Aged Care Facilities.

Great Clinical Experience

Through telephone triage and home visits you will gain a large amount of experience in General Practice, Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics, General Medicine, Surgery, Geriatrics and Telehealth.

For non-GP Fellows, working at Night Doctor is a great stepping stone towards practising independently, in a fully supported environment.

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Around the clock clinical support

You are never alone when working at Night Doctor. Our GP supervisors provide support throughout your shifts, when you require it.

You will receive the clinical support you need to provide optimal care to your patients and ensure that you up-skill and get the most out of your time at Night Doctor.

Leveraging technology, we are able to provide the same level of support that exists in a traditional GP clinic, including:

  • using telehealth to bring your supervisor right into the room with you
  • providing opinions on images
  • over the phone support

Our supervisors are also here to support GP trainees in preparing for their Fellowship exams.

We're an Approved Medical Deputising Service.
What does that mean?

The Approved Medical Deputising Service (AMDS) Program run by the Department of Health has two core purposes:

  • reduce the need for patients to attend the Emergency Department in the after hours period when regular GPs are not available
  • offer non-Fellow GPs (GP Registrars or hospital doctors) the opportunity to gain general practice experience

The Department of Health provides non-Fellow GPs access to Medicare billing (under section 3GA of the Health Insurance Act 1973) whilst working at Night Doctor. This access coupled with private billing allows Night Doctor to offer top locum rates.

Medical deputising is considered an area of workforce shortage. As a result, doctors that would normally be restricted from working in metropolitan areas (e.g. those under a 10-year moratorium) are granted access under the AMDS Program.

Eligibility criteria

No restrictions apply to GP Fellows. GP Registrars and doctors interested in a career in General Practice must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold AHPRA General Registration
  • Have a minimum of 2 years post-graduate experience, including experience in paediatrics, emergency medicine, medicine and surgery
  • Hold a valid Level 1 ALS Certificate (exceptions to this requirement are being made during the COVID pandemic)

We'd love to hear from you

If you are interested in applying to work at Night Doctor or would like to learn more, please complete this short form and our Practice Manager will be in touch. We aim to contact all doctors within 1 business day.

Alternatively, you can contact us at

Refer a doctor

Do you have a friend or colleague who might be interested in joining our team of doctors? If so, we’d love to reward you for referring them to us! Read about our referral program to learn more.

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