A panel physician is a doctor or a radiologist who has been approved by the Australian Government as a member of the panel to perform medical examinations on visa applicants who have applied from outside Australia.
Medical examinations conducted overseas are only acceptable if conducted by a member of the Australian panel. More information is available about the health examination for visa applicants and attending a panel physician.
See: Health Requirements
Panel physicians - by country
When do I visit a panel physician?
When you apply for a visa, there are specific requirements for arranging your health examination.
See: Arranging a Health Examination
Do I visit both a panel physician and a radiologist?
Many panel clinics have medical and x-ray services at the same location and you should contact the clinic to arrange an appointment.
Where the clinics are listed as separate locations and you require a radiological examination only, you should contact the radiology clinic directly.
In some countries, you might need a referral from a doctor to make an appointment with a radiologist. You will be advised if this is a requirement.
What do I do if my country is not listed?
Where a listing for a country or an area within a country does not appear, you should attend the closest panel physician and contact your case officer for further advice if required.
Note: In the Caribbean region if there is no panel physician approved by the Australian Government in a specific country, you may attend a Canadian Panel Physician for your medical examination. Please note this arrangement does not apply for Cuba.
See: Citizenship and Immigration in Canada
Important: While every effort is made to keep the panel physician list as up to date as possible, the Australian Government does not guarantee the accuracy and completeness of the list. When contacting a panel member from this list, you should confirm with them that they are currently a member of the Australian Panel of Medical Examiners.