Opportunities in PNG

COVID-19 Crisis in PNG - Expressions of interest to support

The COVID-19 crisis has escalated in PNG. We are calling for all doctors, nurses, public health experts, and humanitarian response coordinators who might be able to offer their services in the near future to submit an Expression of Interest form.

Experience working in PNG or similar rural contexts is highly desirable, along with any experience in infection control.


Want to expand your practice of medicine beyond your everyday experience? Want to put your outstanding health project management skills to good use? Or a nurse who’d like to work in remote PNG? Find out about other’s experience working with us:  read stories from returned ADI volunteers

Future Placement Opportunities with ADI

Australian Doctors International (ADI) demonstrates its commitment to upholding the universal right to health care by working with local partners to provide and strengthen health services in rural and remote communities in Papua New Guinea. ADI is a child safe organisation. Successful applicants will be required to undergo National Police Checks and adhere to our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. If you are a health professional looking for an interesting and rewarding next step in your career, we would love to hear from you!

Duration and allowances
Placements are available for three to six months. You’ll receive a monthly living allowance, food allowance, shared accommodation, airfares and other travel expenses. Together we can achieve great outcomes for our neighbours in PNG.


Volunteer Doctors

The volunteer doctor is responsible for providing medical treatment, staff education and outreach support. The volunteer doctor works as part of a multidisciplinary team providing clinical and preventative healthcare services across remote health centres and aid posts. The patrols are conducted by boat, four-wheel drive or aircraft and last up to two weeks staying in local guest houses, villages and health facilities. The primary focus for the ADI doctor is to build the clinical capacity of rural health workers through case-based and group training whilst on patrol.

In this role you’ll have the opportunity to improve the quality of health care in low resource settings while testing the limits of your own training. An interest in tropical medicine or rural health is an advantage. You’ll have the support of the local PNG health teams while on patrol and the ADI head office during your placement. With your help we can achieve great outcomes for our neighbours in PNG. Take the step to explore this career opportunity and see where this opportunity can take you.


  • Minimum four (4) years post-graduate experience, including primary health care experience
  • Minimum MBBS (Australia) or equivalent from New Zealand, PNG, UK, Ireland, Canada or Singapore
  • Current national medical registration


  • Current resident of Australia
  • Experience providing medical services in remote and rural areas
  • Experience in clinical teaching and/or mentoring

Please refer to attached Job Description for details:  Volunteer Doctor in PNG

Opportunities in PNG – Apply

Future Opportunities:


Your Guide to Volunteering with Australian Doctors International (ADI)

How to Apply

Complete the Online Application Form If you would like further information about these roles, please contact ADI: Email: hradmin@adi.org.au Phone: (02) 9907 8988.