Skip links and keyboard navigation

Visiting Medical Officers

This information is for medical professionals interested in working with us as a visiting medical officer.

As a visiting medical officer (VMO), you’ll enhance our full-time medical specialist services by providing speciality input in a number of disciplines.

You’ll have the opportunity to work throughout Queensland in advanced specialities at major metropolitan and regional hospitals. As a VMO, you’ll be a key and valued member of our team and integral to the achievement of strategic priorities.

How to join us as a VMO

If you’re interested in working for us as a VMO you can find our current jobs by searching the SmartJobs website. You can also contact our hospitals directly.

How we engage VMOs

We engage VMO on individual employment contracts. Read the following to find out more:

In some cases, VMOs may provide on-call services. Read about on-call arrangement clarification for visiting medical officers (PDF 182 kB).

What allowances are available

We have fuel and development allowances for our VMOs. Read about Visiting medical officers: Fuel allowance (PDF 173 kB) and Visiting medical officers: Professional development allowance (PDF 140 kB).

Independent contractor VMOs

We also engage VMOs as independent contractors. Read about VMO contract (DOCX 86 kB).

More information

For more information about the employment framework, email

Last updated: 20 September 2018