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Discover general medicine jobs in Australia and New Zealand

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

Meet your Australian General Medicine/Physician Specialists
Meet Rhiannon Turner

I enjoy matching the job to suit the professional and personal goals of general physicians and seeing the benefits of a better work/life balance.

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Louise Anker

I am passionate about working alongside all sub-specialties in medicine. I love the challenge of finding new locations for my doctors to explore, searching for the right role to fit available dates, finding fun family-friendly working holidays, and helping our more remote locations find cover and assistance.

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Jennifer Holmes

Every day is an opportunity to work with incredible physicians, a chance to influence cultures, and positively impact our doctors and hospitals. physicians are an integral part of our hospitals, and it is incredibly satisfying to be able to present them with opportunities to further advance their careers, and or support their work-life balance and financial goals

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The general physician consultant market in Australia

Consultant general physicians are in demand and have the ability to earn good money in Australia.

The average specialist general physician's salary is $268,125, locum general physicians are earning up to $3,500 a day with travel and accommodation covered.

Latest general medicine jobs in Australia

Specialist Consultant

General medicine/physician

  • Bairnsdale, Victoria AU
  • Locum
  • $3,000 per day
  • 12 Dec 2022 ~ 15 Dec 2022
Located 280km from Melbourne, this 195-bed hospital provides the following services: • Acute and subacute care • Dialysis • Emergency care • Geriatric evaluation and management • Maternity services • Oncology • Palliative care • Rehabilitation • Surgical services Location Information This...

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General medicine/physician

  • Albury, New South Wales AU
  • Locum
  • $3,000 per day
  • NOW ~ 09 Dec 2022
Located in New South Wales (NSW), this is a large 157-bed, 5 level hospital providing the following services: • 24-hour Emergency Department • Inpatient medical and surgical • Subacute and primary  • Child and adolescent mental health Location Information With a population of 250,000, this town...

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General medicine/physician

  • Mount Gambier, South Australia AU
  • Locum
  • $3,000 per day
  • NOW ~ 09 Dec 2022
Nestled amid the gorgeous landscapes in South Australia (SA), this is a small public hospital made up of 78 beds and a 24-hour Emergency Department. There are multiple services including: •Emergency Department • Medical • Surgical • Mental Health • In-patient Rehabilitation • High Dependency •...
Meet your New Zealand general medicine/ physician specialist
Meet Dominique Ross

I love that no day is the same. Physicians are at diverse stages with diverse goals that we can work towards.

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The general physician consultant market in New Zealand

Consultant general physicians are in demand and have the ability to earn good money in New Zealand.

The average specialist general physician's salary is $219,000 per year, however, those in private practice have the ability to earn more.

Latest General Medicine jobs in New Zealand

Specialist Consultant

General medicine/physician

  • New Plymouth, North Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $1,500 per day
  • 29 Dec 2022 ~ 31 Dec 2022
This is a 210-bed hospital located in Taranaki in the North Island of New Zealand. There are multiple services including: • Public health • Medical • Surgical • Mental health • Ambulance services • Allied health An extensive upgrade programme has meant that some specialist medical and surgical...

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General medicine/physician

  • Auckland, North Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $1,500 per day
  • NOW ~ 07 Feb 2023
Located in Auckland, this is one of the largest tertiary teaching hospitals in New Zealand, with around 800 beds. Annually, the hospital admits more than 91,000 in-patients, and handle in excess of 354,000 day-patients and outpatient attendances. The hospital offers secondary-level (hospital and...

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General medicine/physician

  • Invercargill, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $1,500 per day
  • NOW ~ 30 Apr 2023
Heritage buildings and magnificent city gardens contribute an old-world charm to this delightful southern city.   Home of legendary sporting greats in rugby, netball, basketball and hockey, it has an indoor velodrome, Olympic-sized swimming pool and rugby stadium. Classic motoring fans gather to...
Hear what other general medicine doctors had to say
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Great service, fantastic communication, very personal, and dealt well with troubleshooting.

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Cathryn O'Sullivan , Specialist Consultant, General Medicine/Physician
Locuming offers work on your terms.
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Flexibility.

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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Lifestyle.

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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Opportunity.

Explore diverse and interesting areas of medicine. Discover a new career path and try different working environments. Feel appreciated and share your time and skills with a community that needs your expertise.

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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Locum FAQ's
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 General Medicine do we recruit for?

We have General Physician jobs across a range of subspecialties including:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Nephrology/Renal Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • General Dermatology Neurology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health
  • Cardiology
  • Internal/General Medicine
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Sexual Health
  • Haematology
  • Pain medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Immunology
  • Palliative Care Urology
  • Endocrinology/Diabetes
  • Rheumatology
  • Geriatrics
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Rehab Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

Our specialists General Medicine team can help you find your next role in these subspecialties

What is the average General Medicine Salary?

The average general practitioner salary in Australia is $199,833 per year or $102 per hour. The average Specialist General Physician's salary is $268,125, (or up to $500,000 in private practice) locum General Physicians are earning up to $3,500 a day with travel and accommodation covered.