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Rural Obstetric and Anaesthetic Locum Scheme (ROALS)

The Rural Obstetric and Anaesthetic Locum Scheme (ROALS) is administered by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).

The ROALS supports the rural specialist and general practitioner obstetric and anaesthetic workforce. The programme aims to improve rural workforce retention through the provision of subsidised locum services.

The ROALS objective is to help maintain and improve access to quality obstetric and anaesthetic care for rural communities by supporting affordable locum relief to the rural obstetric and anaesthetic workforce. Through a brokerage-type locum placement service, it aims to sustain the safety and quality of rural obstetric practice by facilitating access to leave for rural and remote obstetric and anaesthetic workforce.

The ROALS prevents the need for women to transfer to a more distant medical centre during the absence of their regular obstetrician, enabling rural women to remain close to family and community support during pregnancy and childbirth.

Specialist obstetricians and anaesthetists and GP obstetricians and anaesthetists located in Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Areas (ASGC-RA) 2-5 locations are eligible to apply.

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(GST Exclusive)

Specialist Obstetrician/ Anaesthetist Locum Costs
Specialist locum subsidyFee per day for a maximum of 14 days per obstetrician/anaesthetist per financial year
$1100
Locum travel timeMaximum per placement
$1100
Locum travel cost reimbursementMaximum per placement
$2000
GP Obstetrician/Anaesthetists Locums Costs
Locum subsidyFee per day for a maximum of 14 days per obstetrician/anaesthetist per financial year
$825
Locum travel timeMaximum per placement
$825
Locum travel cost reimbursementMaximum per placement
$2000

ASGC-RA

ASGC-RA is the Australian Standard Geographical Classification- Remoteness Area Classification system which was developed in 2001 by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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