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Discover psychiatry jobs in Australia & New Zealand

Whatever your lifestyle or career goals in psychiatry are, we exist to help you discover them. Get access to the largest network of specialist consultant psychiatry jobs in Australia & New Zealand, double the next largest agency.

Meet your Australian Psychiatry Specialist
Meet Louise Anker

I love helping Psychiatrists achieve their career and lifestyle goals. I have a real passion for the industry, a keen eye for details, and can think outside the box to find a solution to any situation.

Now is the perfect time to Locum with Medrecruit, we have a strong supply of Jobs and can work hard to negotiate the best terms for you.

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The consultant psychiatrist market in Australia

There is a high demand for psychiatrists in Australia due to what the AMA dubs a critical shortage.

There is a shortage of psychiatrists in many areas, particularly in rural and remote regions, which has led to increased opportunities for psychiatrists looking to work in these areas. The demand for psychiatrists is expected to continue to grow due to factors such as an aging population, increasing mental health awareness, and a growing understanding of the importance of early intervention in mental health.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for mental health services, which has led to increased government investment in mental health care and job opportunities for psychiatrists. However, the job market can be competitive in major cities, particularly for certain specialties, such as child and adolescent psychiatry.

Experienced psychiatrists have the opportunity to make great money with the average annual salary in Australia of $220,000 and locum specialist consultants earning to $3,000 a day.

Latest Psychiatry Jobs in Australia

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  • Wollongong, New South Wales AU
  • Locum
  • $3,000 per day
  • NOW ~ 18 Jun 2023
World-class beaches and lush rainforests - with Sydney just a stone’s throw away. This 500-bed hospital is situated on the South Coast of NSW. The campus incorporates a comprehensive range of services including Surgery, Medicine, Neonatal, Paediatrics, and Intensive Care. Just 85 km south of...

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  • Douglas, Queensland AU
  • Locum
  • $3,000 per day
  • NOW ~ 09 Jun 2023
This is a 580-bed public tertiary referral hospital located in a city on the north-eastern coast, 350 km south of Cairns. Location Information The nearest airport is 4.5 km away which is serviced by daily, hour long flights from Cairns and 2 hour long flights from Brisbane. This is a major...

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  • Shellharbour, New South Wales AU
  • Locum
  • $3,000 per day
  • NOW ~ 18 Jun 2023
Live and work in a coastal town known as ‘holiday heaven.’ Located in New South Wales (NSW), 100km south of Sydney, this is a major 164-bed district hospital. There are multiple services on offer including Acute renal dialysis unit, Domiciliary care unit, and Emergency department. Nestled on the...
Meet your New Zealand Psychiatry Specialist
Meet Dominique Ross

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

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The consultant psychiatrist market in New Zealand

Psychiatrists are in demand in New Zealand, due to New Zealand's growing and ageing population, which means increasing demand for mental health treatment.

There is a particular need for psychiatrists in rural and remote areas, where there is often limited access to mental health services. The government is investing in mental health care, which is creating new job opportunities for psychiatrists.

The job market can be competitive in major cities such as Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, where there are more job opportunities and higher salaries. However, the demand for psychiatrists is expected to continue to grow due to a range of factors, including an aging population and increasing mental health awareness. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of mental health services, leading to increased government investment in this area.

According to Immigration New Zealand, IMG Psychiatrists are highly sought after as well.

In New Zealand, junior psychiatrists earn between $74,000 and $182,000 a year. Consultant psychiatrists earn between $164,000 and $245,000, and consultants working in the private sector can earn up to $600,000.

Latest Psychiatry Jobs in New Zealand

Specialist Consultant


  • Invercargill, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $1,800 per day
  • NOW ~ 31 Aug 2023
This Medical Centre located in the bottom of the South Island, New Zealand, is made up of seven previously independent practices now under the one banner and operates out of a brand new purpose-built facility. The practice consists of 10 GPs, 6 nurses and a large administration team. The centre...

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  • Whangarei, North Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $1,500 per day
  • NOW ~ 27 Oct 2023
Located in the beautiful city of Whangarei, our public hospital is a leading healthcare provider in New Zealand. Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced medical technologies to provide the best possible care to our patients. We have a team of highly skilled and...

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  • Queenstown, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $1,500 per day
  • 01 Jul 2023 ~ 31 Oct 2023
Live the dream in this dramatic alpine region, dotted with stunning lakes, historic mining towns, incredible scenery and adrenaline-pumping adventures. If work/life balance is a priority, then this quieter 21-bed alpine town hospital is for you. Servicing the local community, it offers day...
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