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Our Medical Recruitment Process – how to apply

Junior Medical Staff positions (Hospital Medical Officer, Unaccredited Registrar and Fellow) are advertised between April and June each year for the following year’s intake (either February or August). Any positions that become available during the year will be advertised at the time of the ad hoc vacancy.

Accredited Registrar positions are advertised via the respective Colleges.  We do not accept direct applications.

Other positions, including senior medical staff positions are advertised on our website and on occasions in newspapers, journals and college websites. Applications will only be accepted via our website. No applications will be accepted via email or other means.

Register Your Interest

You can express your interest for medical staff vacancies by registering on our website. Follow the link here and Register now. If a position that matched your profile is advertised, you will receive an automatic email alert. You may then apply for the position via the website.

The recruitment process

Applications must be submitted via the Eye and Ear website. Please ensure that you read the advertisement carefully and open each attachment for any instructions and documents including the Medical Staff Application Form.

Once you apply, you will receive an automatic email to confirm receipt of your application. Please do not respond to this. If applying for multiple positions, you must submit a separate application for each advertised position (for example HMO and Unaccredited Registrar). If short-listed, you will be contacted for an interview. Please ensure that you check your emails regularly and are contactable by the telephone number stated on your application. Those not short-listed will be contacted via email.

Interviews are conducted in person, or by arrangement, telephone (international applicants only). You will be advised at interview of the likely timeframe for a decision to be made regarding the status of your application. Sometimes this process may take a bit longer if referees are located outside of Australia.

Application deadlines

Please check the individual advertisements on our website closer to the dates listed below. 

Fellows and Ophthalmology Medical Officers

Open in April each year.

Hospital Medical Officers and Unaccredited Registrars

Open in May/June each year.

Accredited Ophthalmology Registrars (Vocational Training program)

Refer and apply directly to The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO).  

After the Multiple Mini Interviews, RANZCO will forward a list of eligible applicants to the Eye and Ear Hospital.  The Eye and Ear Hospital will develop an interview shortlist and contact these applicants directly by the end of June.  Interviews will be in Melbourne in July.

Accredited ENT Registrars

Refer and apply directly to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

Accredited Emergency Registrars

Refer and apply directly to the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM).