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Discover GP jobs across Australia and New Zealand

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

Meet your Australian GP Specialist
Sean McClifty

This role can be so rewarding - not only do we assist doctors to achieve their career and financial goals, but a large number of hospitals genuinely struggle to find doctors and it is so rewarding to know that the work we do makes a big difference in these areas.

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The general practice market in Australia

General practitioners (GPs) are in high demand in Australia, especially to work in regional, rural, and remote areas. The average annual salary for GPs in Australia is $350,000. Locum GPs are earning up to $3,500 a day.

A career as a general practitioner (GP) is gratifying because you can come home from work each day knowing you have made a valuable contribution to Australia's communities.

To become a GP in Australia, you must complete medical school and become a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). You can choose to include rural practice training in your program.

Latest GP jobs in Australia

Specialist Consultant

General practice - GP / family medicine

  • Batemans Bay, New South Wales AU
  • Locum
  • $2,700 per day
  • 15 May 2023 ~ 01 Jan 2024
Live and work in a popular beachside holiday town! This is a medium-sized rural health service located, providing acute and primary care to around 37,000 permanent residents each year with significant increases in the local population over the Easter and Christmas holiday periods. Located in the...

Specialist Consultant

General practice - GP / family medicine

  • Forbes, New South Wales AU
  • Locum
  • $2,300 per day
  • NOW ~ 08 Apr 2023
This public hospital is located in a beautiful rural town in Australia. It is a modern facility with state-of-the-art equipment and a highly experienced team of medical professionals. The hospital offers a wide range of services, including emergency care, general medicine, surgery, obstetrics and...

Specialist Consultant

General practice - GP / family medicine

  • Parkes, New South Wales AU
  • Locum
  • $2,300 per day
  • 04 May 2023 ~ 05 May 2023
Slow down and soak up picturesque country NSW. The quaint town of Parkes offers two main attractions; 'The Dish', a large radio telescope that helped broadcast the moon landing, and its annual Elvis festival. If you're not working or enjoying the Parkes Elvis Festival, you can head to the local...
Meet your New Zealand GP Specialist
Meet Rachel Gowdy

I love the opportunity to assist doctors both within New Zealand and internationally to achieve their goals and build long lasting relationships.

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The general practice market in New Zealand

General Practitioners (GPs) are in high demand in New Zealand, Careers NZ says general practitioners can earn between $145,000 and $210,000 a year, (for a 40-hour week). Specialist GPs and those who own private practices can earn more than $200,000.

Latest GP jobs in New Zealand

Specialist Consultant

General practice - GP / family medicine

  • Blemheim, North Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $150 per hour
  • NOW ~ 16 Apr 2023
This Urgent Care Centre is co-located close to the emergency department and is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that includes GPs, nurses and nurse practitioners. Services include: Walk in Service GP and Nurse Consultations Accident and Injury Treatment Care for RSE Workers X-Ray Services The...

Specialist Consultant

General practice - GP / family medicine

  • Reefton, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $1,500 per day
  • NOW ~ 16 Apr 2023
This medical centre services a coastal community and has around 2,000 registered patients. It is staffed by two GPs, practice nurses, part time receptionists, an administrator and a manager.

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General practice - GP / family medicine

  • Tokoroa, North Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $700 per session
  • NOW ~ 09 May 2023
This down-to-earth town is home to Kiwi hospitality, lush farmland, and hunting and fishing opportunities. If you're looking for a lifestyle change or are wanting to get more in touch with the outdoors then this is the perfect opportunity for you. This small town in the North Island is known for...
Hear what other GPs had to say
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Very good agency, helpful, supportive and friendly. Very good girls, very supportive, when there were problems and hold ups they helped me get through it.

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Dr Neil thomas, GP , Manly Medical Centre (The Blakey Medical Trust)
Discover your new lifestyle in General Practice
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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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Find out what the highest salary for a General Practitioner is in Australia 2021, and how this compares with other doctor salaries.
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Benefits of working with Medrecruit

Live better. Find better.

Find better job opportunities, better experiences and a better life here. With Medrecruit, you’ll get ongoing career support and a personalised service.

Earn up to $3500/day

Locum doctors can earn fantastic rates with flexible hours and locations across Australia and NZ. Whether you're saving for a house, investing or simply feel like treating yourself - locuming is a great way to boost your earnings.

Travel costs covered

For most placements, your travel and accommodation costs are covered. This means you get to explore new places with no cost to you!

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 Practice (GP) do you recruit for?

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

  • GP, Emergency Medicine
  • Sexual Health
  • Family Planning
  • GP, Procedural Obstetrics
  • Correctional Health
  • GP, Minor Surgery
  • Indigenous Medicine (Aboriginal Medical Services)
  • Corporate Health
  • GP, Anaesthetics
What is the average salary GP Salary?

Careers NZ says General Practitioners can earn between $145,000 and $210,000 a year, (for a 40-hour week). Specialist GPs and those who own private practices can earn more than $200,000.

The average annual salary for GPs in Australia is $350,000.