Base rates of pay

Information for GP trainees on pay increases, and when new rates apply.

2021/22 base rates of pay

The MBS increase of 0.9% for all GP item numbers took effect from 1 July 2021
and the new base rate of pay is applicable to all training terms commencing after
1 July 2021 (i.e. training term 2 of 2021 and beyond).
See the term commencement dates below.

View the current NTCER with an addendum reflecting the updated base rates.

Please also note the change to 10% superannuation was legislated
from 1 July 2021 (not the start of training term 2, 2021)

General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA) have informed all their members of the increase and have advised them to backpay GP registrars who did not receive an increase to their base rate.

All GP registrars receiving the base rate should check to ensure their rates are in line with the NTCER. You can do this by checking your payslip or by asking your practice manager.

GPT1/PRRT1

The base rate of pay for a
full-time GP registrar
$78,380.60

per year, plus 10% superannuation.

This amounts to $1,507.32 per 38-hour-week,
or $39.67 per hour.

GPT2/PRRT2

The base rate of pay for a
full-time GP registrar
$94,234.20

per year, plus 10% superannuation.

This amounts to $1,812.20 per 38-hour-week,
or $47.69 per hour.

GPT3 & 4/PRRT3 & 4

The base rate of pay for a
full-time GP registrar
$100,643.80

per year, plus 10% superannuation.

This amounts to $1,935.46 per 38-hour-week,
or $50.93 per hour.

When do the new rates apply?

The new rates are applicable from the commencement of your RTO’s second training term in 2021. These dates are different for every Regional Training Organisation (RTO). The dates are as follows:

WAGPET: 12 July 2021

GPTQ: 19 July 2021

JCU GP Training: 19 July 2021

GPTT: 26 July 2021

NTGPE: 2 August 2021

GP Synergy: 2 August 2021

GPEx: 2 August 2021

MCCC: 2 August 2021

EVGPT: 2 August 2021

What happens if my rate hasn’t been increased?

If your base rate has not increased after starting Term 2, 2021, you should talk to your practice manager or supervisor about increasing your base rate and any back payments. General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA) have informed all their members of the increase and have advised them to backpay GP registrars who did not receive an increase to their base rate.


What happens if I have negotiated my base rate above the NTCER minimum? Will I still receive an increase?

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. When it comes to negotiating your employment agreement for the next training term, keep in mind this increase to the base rates of pay and adjust your asking figure accordingly.


Why has base rate of pay increased now?

According to NTCER clause 11.1, the new base rates of pay “will become applicable in the training term immediately following the MBS increase”. As the MBS increase came into effect 1 July 2021, the base rate of pay is applicable to all training terms commencing after 1 July 2021 (ie. training term 2 of 2021 and beyond).


Do part-time GP registrars get an increase?

If you are a part-time GP registrar receiving the base rate of pay, you will receive an increase. Check the hourly rates above to calculate your increase.

Historical base rates of pay for refrence