Applying for Locum Relief


Subsidised placements up to 14 days per financial year will be made available to obstetricians and anaesthetists located in ASGC-RA 2 to 5 locations. For your ASGC-RA rating see the locator map at

Locum cover will not be provided for vacant positions, or obstetricians and anaesthetists working in RA 1.

Applications for locum relief can be submitted to the ROALS Secretariat on the appropriate form below and returned via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or fax .

Specialist Obstetrician Host

icon ROALS Specialist O&G Host Application

Specialist Anaesthetist Host

icon ROALS Specialist Anaesthetist Host Application

GP Obstetrician Host

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GP Anaesthetist  Host

iconROALS GP Anaesthetist Host Application

Following receipt of your application form to receive a locum, the ROALS Secretariat will advertise the locum vacancy via an email notification. You will be notified of expressions of interest from registered ROALS locums via the ROALS Secretariat.

In some cases, a Host can arrange a placement directly with a locum registered with ROALS.

If the Host has previously applied to ROALS for a subsidised locum placement and the Locum is already registered with ROALS, they only have to complete Part A of the application form.

If this is the first application by a Host, a completed application form (Part A & B) is required.

If the Locum is not registered with ROALS, the locum must submit a completed locum registration form in order for the placement to attract subsidies and reimbursements as a ROALS placement.

Hosts are responsible for:

  • assessing the suitability of the locum for the placement;
  • undertaking referee checking;
  • the decision to employ the locum;
  • negotiating pay with the locum;
  • arranging the credentialing process on site;
  • arranging accommodation for the locum;
  • arranging the use of a motor vehicle for the locum (during the placement period);
  • providing a preliminary handover for the locum on clinical, professional, personal, and other issues prior to commencement of the placement and following the placement; and
  • completing an evaluation form following the placement.

ROALS will identify those individuals who are willing to provide locum support in rural and regional areas of Australia (subject to availability and eligibility). The Host is to assess the suitability of the locum and to advise the ROALS Secretariat of their decision.

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