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


  • Port Hedland, Western Australia AU
  • Locum
  • $3,450 per day
  • 27 Mar 2023 ~ 18 Dec 2023
This public hospital in Australia is located in a bustling and diverse community that offers a unique blend of urban and rural living. The hospital is situated in a picturesque location that is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, including pristine beaches, lush forests, and rugged...

Specialist Consultant


  • Albury, New South Wales AU
  • Locum
  • $3,000 per day
  • 11 Apr 2023 ~ 05 May 2023
This public hospital in Australia is located in a bustling city that offers a unique blend of urban and rural living. The hospital is situated in a picturesque location, surrounded by lush greenery and scenic views. The hospital is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced medical...

Specialist Consultant


  • Tiwi, Northern Territory AU
  • Locum
  • $3,000 per day
  • NOW ~ 30 Mar 2023
This public hospital in Australia is located in a bustling city with a diverse population. The hospital is a major referral center for the Northern Territory and provides a wide range of services including emergency care, surgery, intensive care, and mental health services. The hospital has a...
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


  • Greymouth, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $2,000 per day
  • 31 Jul 2023 ~ 06 Oct 2023
Part of the West Coast District Health Board, this hospital has 114 beds. The experienced theatre staff strives to provide the best clinical practice from three spacious theatre suites (with the world's best views!), endoscopy suite and a post-anaesthetic care unit. Services include: Surgery...

Specialist Consultant


  • Palmerston North, North Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $2,000 per day
  • NOW ~ 15 May 2023
This public hospital in New Zealand is located in a bustling city with a population of over 80,000 people. The hospital is a major healthcare provider in the region, offering a wide range of medical services to the local community. The hospital has a strong reputation for providing high-quality...
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.