The Australian Locum Medical Service (ALMS) was founded in 1969. In 2016 we changed our name to DoctorDoctor to better reflect that the best medical care results from a coordinated and collaborative relationship built on trust between the after hours doctor, the GP and the patient.

GP Support

DoctorDoctor, formerly the Australian Locum Medical Service (ALMS), has been providing medical deputising services for General Practitioners for nearly half a century.

Established as the first Medical Deputising Service (MDS) in Melbourne and Perth, we now facilitate access to after hours care in Brisbane and Sydney as well, providing after hours primary care for the patients of more than 2,000 GPs.

How It Works

DoctorDoctor provides access to bulk billed in home after hours medical care for unexpected illness and may connect patients who do not have a regular GP to daytime General Practice for their ongoing continuity of care.

We believe that the best place to receive medical care is through your regular GP. However, when your GP is not available our qualified and experienced call centre staff will triage calls and provide access to the most appropriate after hours service to meet your needs.

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Service Times

Weekdays – From 6pm to 8am
Weekends – From 12 noon Saturday to 8am Monday morning
Public Holidays – All hours
(Bookings from 6pm Monday to Friday, 12pm Saturday, all day Sunday and Public Holidays)

Get the App

We believe that the essence of exceptional connected medical care is effective communication and collaboration, and that the best patient outcomes come through relationships supported by technology.

To be better connected download the DoctorDoctor App today.


Having The DOCTORDOCTOR App Allows You To

  • Book a home visit
  • View your visiting doctor’s profile and track their location
  • Receive notifications about your booking
  • Access self-help options easily at any time.

Quick Facts




Patients treated since foundation


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DoctorDoctor provides the opportunity for both Australian and overseas doctors to experience a challenging and rewarding workplace with a focus on doctor welfare and quality patient care.

We offer competitive income and collaborative management support. If humanity, empathy and communication matter and you are interested in joining our team, you may apply here online or call our national recruitment coordinator,
Marianne Thomas, on 03 8341 1200.