John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP)

Experience the Northern Territory


The John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP) is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and is designed to attract the future medical workforce into a remote and rural career.

The Program provides 300 undergraduate medical students the opportunity to experience clinical practice and lifestyle in remote and rural locations across Australia. Successful eligible applicants, from 20 participating universities, spend eight weeks over three to four years in a remote or rural community with a one-to-one professional mentor, community host and contact.

Alex Umbers

Medical student

As a medical student, the John Flynn program gets you places you couldn’t otherwise experience. It allowed me to experience the depth and breadth of remote medicine, work with aboriginal communities, experience adventure and culture never imagined in my home state. Experiences like these sow the seeds for future careers and I’m very grateful to the NTGPE for their support over the years – I hope to return to the NT soon!

Latest Changes to JFPP

From 1 July, 2017 the Rural Workforce Agency (RWA) Network will administer the JFPP in each state and the Northern Territory via local coordination teams.

The RWAs are pleased to announce that NTGPE with the support of NT PHN, will continue to facilitate JFPP placements in the Northern Territory.  NT PHN and NTGPE will work in unison with Health Workforce Queensland to ensure JFPP students placed in the Northern Territory get the most out of their placement in this unique and rewarding rural location.

media release

For more information on the transition period, including student and mentor frequently asked questions, visit

NTGPE JFPP support team

NTGPE have a dedicated team to support JFPP students.

Sue Irvin - JFPP Manager
0407 541 945

Susan Irvin

Lyndsey Hamilton - JFPP Support Officer 
08 8950 4840

Lyndsey Hamiliton


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