Anaesthetic Consultant

Discover anaesthetic consultant jobs in Australia and New Zealand

Whatever your lifestyle or career goals are, our Anaesthetic Consultant Team exists to help you discover them. Get access to the largest network of specialist consultant anaesthetics jobs in Australia & New Zealand, double the next largest agency.

Meet your Australian Anaesthetics Specialist
Natalie Kon

I love building relationships with my consultants and matching them in roles that help them to achieve their personal and career goals.

Medical recruiter

The anaesthetics consultant job market in Australia

Anaesthetists' highly specialist skills are in demand. With surgical procedures on the rise, the need for anaesthetists across both private and public hospitals is rising too.

For consultant-level anaesthetists in permanent roles, the average salary range is $200,000 to $500,000. Locum anaesthetics consultants are earning up to $3500 a day.

Latest Anaesthetics jobs in Australia

Specialist Consultant


  • Broken Hill, New South Wales AU
  • Locum
  • $3,500 per day
  • 02 Jan 2023 ~ 03 Apr 2023
Be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing services to the NSW outback.  Located in a classic outback town with heaps of personality, this 98-bed hospital is a major referal centre for the region. It provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services including caner care, gynaecology,...

Specialist Consultant


  • Coffs Harbour, New South Wales AU
  • Locum
  • $3,500 per day
  • NOW ~ 10 Dec 2022
Live the dream of sun, sand and surf in Coffs Harbour on the highly popular New South Wales north coast.  With a population of over 72,000, the city has all the advantages of urban living while offering a superb outdoor lifestyle, great climate, and handy location on the Pacific Highway. Work in...

Specialist Consultant


  • Traralgon West, Victoria AU
  • Locum
  • $3,500 per day
  • NOW ~ 17 Dec 2022
Located in Eastern Victoria, this hospital treats around 130,000 people every year with more than a quarter of them seen by their busy Emergency Department. The Hospital has 289 beds and treatment chairs and is a teaching hospital closely affiliated with Monash University’s School of Rural Health...
Meet your New Zealand Anaesthetics Specialist
Meet Roxie Jaques

I enjoy working in an environment that is fun, fast, and challenging, which allows me to care for the doctors that I work with and the community and country that I live in.

Medical recruiter

The anaesthetics consultant job market in New Zealand

Demand for anaesthetists in New Zealand is increasing due to a growing and ageing population. Anaesthetics is one of the highest paid specialties in New Zealand with consultants earning between $212,000 - $600,000.

Latest Anaesthetics jobs in New Zealand

Specialist Consultant


  • Gisborne, North Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $2,000 per day
  • NOW ~ 31 Mar 2023
The city is the first in the world to see the sun each day and it has a reputation for great food, wine and surf beaches. This small 110-bed acute care hospital serves the East Coast population, approx. 47,000.  You will enjoy working in a supportive, team environment with highly qualified SMO’s...

Specialist Consultant


  • Blenheim, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $2,000 per day
  • 16 Dec 2022 ~ 22 Dec 2022
Situated in the South Island, this 100-bed hospital offers the following services to the region's community: • General Surgery • House Surgery • Ear Nose and Throat Surgery • Dental Surgery • Urology • Orthopaedics • General medicine • Paediatrics • Obstetrics and Gynaecology The Location Voted...

Specialist Consultant


  • Wellington, North Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $2,000 per day
  • 03 May 2023 ~ 10 May 2023
This 322-bed public hospital is located near Wellington in the lower North Island of New Zealand. The District Health Board it is part of meets the needs of roughly 145,000 citizens in the area. There are multiple services including: • After hours and emergency • Dental health • Maternity •...
Hear what other anaesthetists doctors had to say
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“Being a locum allows me to keep my skill up to an acceptable level, keep my registration current, and in these COVID times allows me to have an income to smooth out the ups and downs of working in primary industry."

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Dr Andrew Liley , Anaesthetic Consultant
Discover your new lifestyle in anaesthetics
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Take control of where and when you work for a better work/life balance. Placements last anything from a few hours to a year. Make good money while considering your next move. We can show you ways of working that you may not have considered.

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Travel with your work. Thousands of placements are now available in hospitals, clinics and medical centres across Australia and New Zealand. Experience life in a different town, city or country. Spend more time doing the things you love, or with the people you love.

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Leave the paperwork to us. We have time and resources to connect you with leading hospitals , clinics and medical centres to ensure a seamless move. Moving to Australia or New Zealand? You will find us an ‘expert insider’, answering questions and organising every last detail.

Doctors first. Then Jobs. That's our difference.

Life as a doctor demands you give everything. Dr Sam Hazledine learned this first as an intern. Years later Medrecruit was his response. Sam successfully lobbied the World Medical Association to amend the Declaration of Geneva (the modern-day Hippocratic Oath) to include:

I will attend to my own health, wellbeing, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard.

Medrecruit continue to advocate for, educate and work towards better health and wellbeing for all doctors.

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Dr Andrew Liley uses the flexibility of locum life to work as an Anesthestic Consultant and run his own olive grove.
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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.

What length are locum placements?

Locum placements can be as short as a couple of days, though most doctors prefer slightly longer placements (a few weeks or months) so there’s time to get to know the area and the team.

Medrecruit also works with doctors to find permanent roles.

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.

Do you charge a fee to doctors?

Nope! Our service is free for doctors. We're paid by hospitals and clinics for our services and are preferred suppliers in several states and areas. Because we have a huge network of doctors, we save clinics and hospitals time (and money) by taking the stress out of the hiring and credentialing process.

How will I get paid?

This depends on where you work – the hospital or clinic chooses how a doctor is paid. This will work one of three ways:

  • You’re paid by the hospital/clinic, as an employee
  • You’re paid by the hospital/clinic as a contractor
  • Medrecruit pays you directly

Your recruitment specialist can let you know which method you’ll be paid by for each job you undertake.

What subspecialties of Anaesthetics do you recruit for?

Our Specialist Anaesthetics team can help you find roles in these subspecialties:

  • General Anaesthetics
  • Paediatric Anaesthetics
  • Neuro-Anaesthetics
  • ICU cover
  • Obstetric Anaesthetics
  • Pain Management Clinics
How much do Anaesthetists earn?

According to the latest data from the Australian Tax Office, anaesthetists and anesthesiologists in Australia earned an average taxable income of $386,065.

Where you’re based, your level of training and other factors can have an impact on how much you earn. But the data’s clear: anaesthetics is one of the best-paid medical specialities, vying with a surgeons salary for Australia’s best-paid job.