Bonded Medical Places (BMP)

Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme - Direct Entry & Graduate Entry

Approximately 28% of CSP places in university medical programs across Australia must be set aside for the Federal Government's Bonded Medical Places (BMP) scheme.  Students who accept their offer for a Bonded Medical Place will be required by the government to practice in a designated area of medical need at the completion of their training. An area of medical need will be a district of workforce shortage as defined by the Australian Government.

Recipients are required to work in a district of workforce shortage for a period of three (3) years at the completion of their training.

  • Graduate Entry applicants will be allocated by the Faculty.
  • Direct Entry applicants will apply for a bonded medical place via VTAC.

As a result of recent reforms, new arrangements to all new applicants and existing participants of the Bonded Medical Program will come into effect from 1 January 2020.

The Department of Health has developed a system called the Bonded Return of Service System (BRoSS) to assist the administrative requirements of all participants.  It will support participants throughout each phase of their medical career from commencement as a bonded student until all return of service obligations under the program have been met.

Further information and access to the new system will be sent to all new bonded students once they are enrolled in the medical program.

For further information


Fact Sheets: New arrangements for the Bonded Medical Program