GPs are now in Skilled Occupation List from 1st July
UPDATE: This is an old article. Please refer to immigration website to check the current status of General Practitioners whether they are in skill list or not.
General Practitioners are now in the new skilled occupation list effective from 1st July. General Practitioners are currently classified in Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). All occupations on MLTSSL can get maximum 4 years visa from 1st July onwards. Applicants who require a skills assessment as part of their visa application must contact a relevant assessing authority directly to obtain a skill assessment. The assessing authority will provide all necessary applications forms and associated information relating to the assessment. AHPRA is the nominated assessing body for general practitioners as expected.
Full details of occupations are in the link here.. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work/Skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/skilled-occupations-lists/combined-stsol-mltssl