Retrieval Registrar 

Become a Retrieval Registrar with LifeFlight and develop your knowledge and skills through challenging, varied work across Australia and around the world. You will receive clinical supervision and ongoing education along with an attractive salary. You will work in a dynamic environment which allows you to develop a broad range of skills in retrieval medicine, predominantly in rotary winged aircraft, and pre-hospital care.  Senior Registrar positions recognise those medical officers who may hold a Specialist Qualification outside Australia in a relevant field; of a comparable country and meet the mandatory criteria for a Retrieval Consultant apart from holding Specialist Registration with the Medical Board of Australia and/or having relevant Pre-Hospital Retrieval Medicine experience.  Medical officers who hold Specialist Registration within Australian, but do not have relevant Pre-Hospital Retrieval Medicine experience would also be considered a Senior Registrar.




Minimum Clinical Requirements

Minimum Clinical Requirements 

Hold or be eligible for registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Medical Board of Australia/Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Completion of Fellowship Primary Exams (or equivalent)
Be in the final two years of advanced post graduate training in a critical care discipline (emergency medicine, anaesthesia or intensive care medicine)
Have completed a minimum of six months experience at Training Registrar level (or equivalent) in:
1. Emergency medicine
2. Anaesthesia
3. Intensive care medicine, and
4. Paediatric emergency medicine or paediatric anaesthesia or paediatric intensive care medicine or 12 months in accredited mixed emergency medicine
Should have EFAST experience and hold an EFAST certification
Be reasonably fit – able to
1. Two arm lift 25kg to waist height
2. Carry 20kg back pack 1km
3. Run 2.4km in 15min
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Be eligible to work in Australia without restriction, or the ability to hold a working visa
Eligibility and successful application for an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
Retrieval Services Queensland (RSQ) support and approve scope of practice (credentialing).

To find out more about becoming a Retrieval Registrar at LifeFlight, apply online or contact us today for a confidential conversation.

Our locations


  • Brisbane (Brisbane Airport and Archerfield)
  • Cairns
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton
  • Roma
  • Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore)
  • Toowoomba
  • Townsville

Aeromedical fleet

LifeFlight Critical Care Doctors fly on board a variety of medically equipped aircraft and road vehicles. This includes: 

  • Rotary Wing: Bell 412, AW 139, BK 117 (all twin turbine aircraft)
  • Fixed Wing Jet aircraft: Learjet 45 and Challenger 604 air ambulances for both domestic and international transfers through the Asia Pacific region
  • Fixed Wing propeller aircraft: King Air B200 on board the Royal Flying Doctors Service
  • Road: Road missions with the Queensland Ambulance Service.


We help you adjust to your work as a Retrieval Registrar by providing a seven (7) day intensive training course at our state-of-the-art LifeFlight Training Academy. This includes specific operational training for rotary and fixed wing retrieval medicine and clinical skills training in emergency retrieval and pre-hospital care.

This includes: 
Helicopter and plane operations
Pre-hospital care
Winching operations
Disaster management
International retrieval
Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET)
Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS)
This isn’t a rote learning course. Our emphasis is on safety and ensuring you become demonstrably capable in each of these key areas. This training also counts towards your Postgraduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval (with James Cook University).  LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine hold current accreditation with the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, recognised by both the College of Intensive Care Medicine and Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.