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The Department of Health has increased the Medicare Benefits Scheme indexing, which means an increase in pay for GP registrars.

The increase came into effect for GPTQ on 23 July. Registrars: check your pay slip to make sure your rate has increased for this term. If it hasn’t, talk to your practice manager to get it updated and organise any back pay. The increase applies to part-time registrars too.

Here are the new rates, as outlined by GPRA:

GPT1/PRRT1

NEW base rate: $75,328.23 per year, plus 9.5% superannuation

($1,448.62/38 hr week), ($38.12/hour)

For a full-time GP registrar, this is an increase of $1,113.23 per year

GPT2/PRRT2

NEW base rate: $90,564.39 per year, plus 9.5% superannuation

($1,741.62/38 hr week), ($45.83/hour)

For a full-time GP registrar, this is an increase of $1,338.39 per year

GPT3 & 4/PRRT3 & 4

NEW base rate: $96,724.43 per year, plus 9.5% superannuation

($1,860.09/38 hr week), ($48.95/hour)

For a full-time GP registrar, this is an increase of $1,429.43 per year

GPRA says on their website: “If you have negotiated above the NTCER minimum for your fortnightly base rate, you may not receive an increase to your pay, however, this depends on what exactly is written into your employment agreement. Read through your employment agreement carefully to make sure.”