“Recruiting world class doctors across Australia”

When applying for locum jobs in Australia, Doctors are subject to a forest’s worth of paperwork, that Blugibbon is always on hand to tackle with you.

As part of this process there are some key checks and documentation that are absolutely mandatory.

These include a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a Police Check or National Criminal Record Check (NCRC). The vast majority of health services will now not even accept applications without them.

Furthermore, as an example if you are locuming in Victoria and the Northern Territory but live in New South Wales, it is likely you may need to apply for multiple WWCCs.

To save you some time researching, here are the online links to start the application process:

Police Check / National Criminal Record Check (NCRC)

Police checks explained

Most States

To obtain a police certificate, we recommend using https://www.nationalcrimecheck.com.au/

There are other options available to obtain a police certificate but NCC have a fully online application process and a fairly quick turnaround time costing around $50.

They issue a national police certificate which is accepted everywhere except NT (they have their own). Police Certificates are generally valid for 3 years however some hospitals request them more often.

Northern Territory

Head to the link here to apply https://nt.gov.au/law/crime/apply-for-a-criminal-history-check

Working with Children Check (WWCC)

Working with childred checks

New South Wales







https://www.cbos.tas.gov.au/topics/licensing-and-registration/registrations/work-with-vulnerable- people/applications/apply

South Australia


Australian Capital Territory


Western Australia


Northern Territory



For more information on what it takes to get you locum-ready with Blugibbon, get in touch with Blugibbon on [email protected] or 02 8960 6445.

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