Doctor jobs in New Zealand

Find the perfect job in New Zealand.

Thinking of working as a doctor in New Zealand? Let us help you find the next step for your medical career with opportunities available throughout the North and South Islands.

Enjoy job flexibility and create more time for the things you love, while making a meaningful impact in the healthcare sector of beautiful New Zealand. Explore our range of doctor jobs, from permanent positions to locum roles, in small communities and urban centres, and take the next step towards an exciting and fulfilling medical career in this breathtaking country.

We have locum and permanent roles all over New Zealand

Discover the countless reasons why doctors are drawn to work in New Zealand. Take a closer look at the distinctive regions below and embark on an extraordinary medical career journey in New Zealand, where incredible landscapes and fulfilling professional experiences await you.

Keep work and life in balance in NZ.
Doctor's lifestyle in NZ
Work on your terms.

Locuming gives you flexibility to be on the ward one day and climbing a mountain the next. You’ll earn better money, giving you financial freedom without being locked-in to a role. Take days, or even weeks off to travel. Make time your own.

Doctor's with work-life balance
Get more family time.

Working as a doctor in NZ means you get back time with your family. Have the opportunity to do the things you love doing. Make the school run, spend time with friends, renovate the house. Being a locum will help to keep life fun and interesting.

Happy locum doctors
Gain new experiences.

Experience life in a different part of New Zealand. Learn from new environments. Enjoy working in an interesting and challenging area of medicine or give back by helping a community that's in need of your expertise.

Explore Job Opportunities

Specialist Consultant

General medicine/physician

  • Thames, North Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $2,400 per day
  • 01 Jul 2024 ~ 04 Oct 2024
Located in the heart of New Zealand, this public hospital is a leading healthcare provider in the region. The hospital is situated in a picturesque location, surrounded by lush greenery and scenic landscapes. The hospital is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced medical tech...


Emergency medicine

  • Timaru, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $220 per hour
  • 14 Jul 2024 ~ 26 Jul 2024
This is a public hospital in the southern Canterbury region, providing a range of inpatient, outpatient and community secondary services. The hospital provides 24/7 acute medical, surgical and maternity services, Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation (AT&R) services for older persons and a numb...

Specialist Consultant

General medicine/physician

  • Taupo, North Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $2,000 per day
  • NOW ~ 19 Jul 2024
This hospital is based within a lively town centre and is distinguished by its lakefront setting and outdoor sports ranging from fishing to jet-boating. Based in North Island, 400 km north of Wellington, the area is a popular destination with those seeking an urban getaway. There are multiple se...

Are you an International Medical Graduate?

Explore our IMG resources to discover the pathways available for International Medical Graduates who are seeking doctor jobs in New Zealand and Australia. Expand your knowledge and find guidance for your medical career journey.

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Discover more about the New Zealand job market landscape

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