Working in partnership to strengthen remote healthcare


Why partner with the NT Remote Locum Program?

Workforce specialists

Access short-term placements of health professionals where and when they’re needed from an organisation who values partnerships and self-determination.

Culture at the centre

Build your capability with our well credentialed health professionals who we support with cultural education. Health professionals learn culture continuously while on placement to provide holistic healthcare.


The NT Remote Locum Program works with, not against, local organisations and remote health professionals. We work in partnership with Aboriginal communities to design solutions and build locally-led services.


The NT Remote Locum Program leadership is majority Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. They guide our Indigenous-led, governed and focused strategy to connect and work in genuine partnership with Aboriginal services in the NT.

Healthcare designed for local needs

We’re about strengthening the community-controlled health sector.

To do this, we deploy urban-based health professionals for workforce placement solutions. This is all done in partnership with:

  • the community
  • health services
  • health professionals
  • The NT Remote Locum Program clinical, cultural and workforce teams.

Together we find solutions that fit local needs. These solutions help services in the community to keep working well into the future.

Communities we serve

Equality and self-determination

We work with communities in remote and very remote NT to support self-determination. We believe Aboriginal communities deserve equality in access to healthcare and the right to choose how that happens.

Our work aligns with the National Agreement for Closing the Gap Priority Reforms 1 and 2:

  1. Formal Partnerships and Shared Decision Making.
  2. Building the Community-Controlled Sector.

To do this, the Australian government funds the NT Remote Locum Program to deliver:

Always supported with the NT Remote Locum Program

We support healthcare professionals to do short-term paid placements (3 weeks to 12 weeks) in partnership with remote Aboriginal communities in the NT.

Enjoy continuous learning when you work with the NT Remote Locum Program. We provide:

  • cultural and clinical orientation to prepare health professionals for placement and ongoing, 24/7 support
  • help with travel and accommodation
  • access to online learning.

To take part in the NT Remote Locum program, health professionals must meet some minimum criteria as a:

  • General Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse
  • Dentist
  • Dental Therapist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Audiologist.