There are many opportunities to build your medical career in Australia and New Zealand. Depending on your lifestyle and career goals, we have job opportunities in a variety of positions to suit. It’s important to know the advantages of locum and permanent work to figure out which path is best for you, or a combination of the two.
With many years under our belt, our team of experts is here to help you explore your career in Australia and New Zealand and the endless opportunities that await you. With an expansive network, we have access to exclusive locum and permanent doctor jobs to ensure your next step is right for you.
Know your colleagues and build connection with your patients. In a permanent role, you get to know the people and the landscape that you are working within to better serve the community.
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.
Put down your roots. Permanent work offers you a set purpose and certainty of where your career is heading. Find a permanent job that you’ll love from some of our exciting opportunities.
Hoping the next step in your medical career is full of flexibility and diverse experiences? We're proud to offer a wide range of locum opportunities for doctors across New Zealand and Australia. We have locum jobs available in major cities as well as rural communities, ensuring that you can find the perfect opportunity to suit your needs and interests.
Working as a locum doctor opens up a world of possibilities, freedome to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Whether you prefer short-term assignments or longer placements, locum work offers unparalleled flexibility. Gain exposure to different healthcare settings, broaden your skillset, and make a positive impact on diverse patient populations.
Nope! Our service is free for doctors. We have established strong partnerships with hospitals and clinics across the country, and they compensate us for our expertise in matching qualified doctors to their staffing needs. We are proud to be preferred suppliers in several states and areas, a testament to our successful track record. Working with a medical recruitment agency means we'll take care of the hiring and credentialing process, so you can focus on the next steps in your medical career.
Your registration number, a current CV and three references are the essentials of any job application. Other paperwork that's commonly required is:
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.
Yes, New Zealand doctors can work in Australia. Thanks to the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act, NZ-qualified practitioner's medical qualifications are interchangeable and are mutually recognised. However, they must register with the Medical Board of Australia and meet any specified requirements to practise. Always consult current guidelines for detailed information.
Australia sees a consistent demand for general practitioners (GPs), especially in rural and regional areas. Additionally, specialities like emergency medicine, psychiatry, and anaesthetics often experience shortages. The demand can vary by region and specific healthcare needs. Regional health needs can shift demand, so it's key to regularly consult the Australian Medical Association and health department data for the most current speciality demands. Alternatively, register for our free service for doctors to talk to one of our expert team who can inform you about current demand for your speciality.
Yes, foreign doctors can work in Australia, however, they must apply for registration through the Medical Board of Australia. Often, international medical graduates undergo an assessment process, which may include exams and supervised practice, to ensure their qualifications align with Australian standards. Doctors from certain countries, due to reciprocal agreements, may have a streamlined pathway. To find out more medical pathways for IMG doctors register with us and one of our team can have a chat about our free support services to assist IMGs and what pathway is right for you.
Australia is a great location to live and work as a doctor. Working as a doctor in Australia offers competitive salaries, high quality of life, and a strong healthcare system. However, it's important to evaluate personal and lifestyle goals to determine if it is a suitable fit. Register for our free support services for doctors; this will allow you to explain your lifestyle and career goals to one of our dedicated Solutions Specialist teams to determine if Australia is right for you.
Private GPs in New Zealand can have varied earnings based on factors like location, patient base, and services offered. On average, they might earn more than public sector GPs, with some reports indicating figures above $200,000 NZD annually.
In New Zealand, specialist surgeons and anaesthetists are among the top earners in the medical field. However, specific earnings vary based on experience, location, and subspecialty. Locum consultants are earning up to $2,800 NZD a day.