Specialist Obstetrician

Must be a RANZCOG Fellow who remains ‘active’ and is participating in the RANZCOG CPD program.

GP Obstetrician

Must hold either a DRANZCOG or DRANZCOG Advanced qualification and be participating in an accredited CPD program.

Specialist Anaesthetist

Must be an ANZCA Fellow who remains ‘active’ and is participating in an accredited CPD program.

GP Anaesthetist

Must be currently fully registered or licensed as a medical practitioner under State or Territory law, and a General Practitioner (as defined in the Health Insurance Act 1973); and have undergone appropriate training, examination and ongoing accreditation for anaesthesia administration endorsed by the Joint Consultative Committee on Anaesthesia (JCCA)* and must be administering anaesthesia safely; and must be participating in an accredited CPD program, as an anaesthetist.


Individual specialist obstetrician and/or anaesthetist or a GP obstetrician and/or anaesthetist in the public and/or private sector located in ASGC-RA 2 to 5.


Hospital or Town where the Host and Locum Placement is located.


Australian Standard Geographical Classification – Remoteness Area as outlined on locator map.

Subsidised Days

The days of the placement that attracts a ROALS subsidy. Any additional days above what a Host is entitled to are called unsubsidised days and do not attract ROALS funding.

Travel Time

The time (in half days) it takes a locum to get to and from the placement from their home or origin, to a maximum of two full days of travel for the placement.

Travel Costs

The cost for a locum in travelling from their home or origin to the Site. This may include taxi, train, motor vehicle, or flight costs to a maximum of $2000 per placement.

Partner Travel

A locum may bring their partner while on a locum placement and ROALS will subsidise the travel costs. Applies to placements of 7 days or more. Travel Allowance capped at $500.


* GP anaesthetists who completed their training prior to the JCCA training being introduced will be assessed on a case-by-case basis with appropriate advice from the JCCA.

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