Locate top jobs on your home turf

See Australian job opportunities in a new light.

Start with AHPRA registration and use our know-how to get the work and life you’ve always wanted.

Find your ideal job.
Stay in Australia and live your best life yet.

Think differently about your work. Get flexibility and more job choices through locuming. Take roles locally or across states; travel more, find adventure. Reclaim time for family, and things you love to do. Grow your network, earn better money, or help communities in need. The possibilities are endless.

Complete the paperwork checklist.

Have your paperwork in hand. To start locuming be ready with your AHPRA registration, up-to-date CV and three references. You’ll also need an Australian Business number for tax purposes. Full paperwork requirements can be found in our FAQs . We’ll make this easy as possible.

Use our expertise to make everything easy.

Secure the job you want with our experience. Our service is free, and we have great relationships with clinics and hospitals across Australia. We’ll navigate the whole process and reveal unique work and lifestyle opportunities. We’ll even help with accommodation and travel if you move.

Considered New Zealand?

Did your primary degree in Australia and are AHPRA registered? New Zealand is a great option. Chat to us about job possibilities and steps towards MCNZ (Medical Council of New Zealand) registration.

Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the work in Australia?

There are roles available right across Australia. Where the work is depends on your experience and specialty. Many (though certainly not all) locum roles are in rural areas. Overseas-trained doctors are required to work in a rural area of need for a period of time.

Lots of doctors we work with love earning extra and exploring the country through locum and permanent placements. You can find out more about our current job listings on the job search page.

Are accommodation and travel costs covered?

Yes! Most locum placements offer travel and accommodation arrangements. We can help negotiate this for you. This is usually hospital accommodation or a nice bed and breakfast, and flight or petrol reimbursement.

How does the process work for doctors?

When you sign up with Medrecruit, we’ll start by checking your credentials and making sure you’re ‘job ready’ with all the right paperwork in place. You’ll receive regular updates of jobs which match your search terms, and your personal Solutions Specialist will be in touch if they see a job they think you’ll be interested in.

When you apply for a job, Medrecruit will present your credentials, experience and attributes to the relevant contact. This is why it’s important to only sign up with one agency – hiring staff get frustrated by multiple presentations from the same doctor.

Will working as a locum affect my tax status?

Yes, working as a locum means you are essentially a contractor. Your tax structure will be different. In Australia, you will need to provide an Australian Business Number. In New Zealand, you may need to register for GST.

What paperwork will I need to apply for roles?

Your registration number, a current CV and three references are the essentials of any job application. Other paperwork that's commonly required is:

  • Evidence of vaccinations,
  • Evidence of your degree/fellowship,
  • Annual Practicing Certificates,
  • Indemnity,
  • A certified copy of your passport and/or driver’s licence,
  • Police vetting form.

What you'll need can vary slightly between Australian states and in New Zealand. Some states/locations also ask you complete an online training course (eMedical Courses). We're here to help guide you through the requirements and we'll give you a checklist detailing everything you need.