Dean’s Rural List (DRL)

Applicants to the medicine course may apply to be considered for a place in the course via the Dean's Rural List (DRL). 'Rural areas' in this instance means rural areas in Australia only.

All eligible timely VTAC applicants for the Medicine course will be invited by the Faculty Admissions Unit to submit additional information to confirm their eligibility requirements for the DRL. This information needs to be submitted directly to the Faculty. Failure to do so could result in a missed opportunity to be invited to interview.

To be eligible, the applicant must have resided (according to principal home address) for at least 5 years consecutively or 10 years cumulatively in areas classified as RA 2-5 since birth (ASGS-RA: Australian Standard Geographic Classification - Remoteness Areas).

The RA classification of many towns can be checked by consulting the Doctor Connect website.

If you apply for the Dean's Rural List and are deemed eligible, you will be required to submit a Statutory Declaration confirming the details you have submitted. If you are successful in gaining an interview, this Statutory Declaration will be made available to you prior so that you can sign it and return it when you attend your interview.

Applicants for SEAS and/or the Dean’s Rural or Dean’s Indigenous lists should check their eligibility for the schemes.