Discover Surgeon jobs in Australia and New Zealand

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Speak to the experts in surgery recruitment who have the largest network of doctor jobs in Australia and New Zealand. We simplify the job search process, offering a free career-management service for doctors. Please reach out to us to explore opportunities that align perfectly with your professional goals.

Hottest locum surgeon jobs in Australia & New Zealand

Specialist Consultant

Surgery - general

  • Launceston, Tasmania AU
  • Locum
  • $3,000 per day
  • NOW ~ 12 Aug 2024
This hospital is part of an innovative and dynamic organisation dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the surrounding community. They are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services. ​ This is a 300-bed public hospital that provides acute care facilities in t...

Specialist Consultant

Surgery - general

  • Berri, South Australia AU
  • Locum
  • $2,500 per day
  • 19 Jul 2024 ~ 08 Nov 2024
This public hospital provides a comprehensive range of medical and surgical services to patients from across the region and surrounding communities. Patients may commence their stay at this hospital but finish their care at one of the neighbouring hospitals with specialist medical or allied healt...

Specialist Consultant

Surgery - general

  • Tasmania AU
  • Locum
  • $2,500 per day
  • 26 Aug 2024 ~ 09 Sep 2024
Are you a doctor looking for a new challenge? Look no further! We are offering an exciting opportunity to join a public hospital in Australia. Our hospital is a leading provider of healthcare services, offering a wide range of services to the local community. We are committed to providing the hig...

Specialist Consultant

Surgery - general

  • Burnie, Tasmania AU
  • Locum
  • $2,500 per day
  • 12 Aug 2024 ~ 16 Aug 2024
This public hospital in Australia is located in a beautiful coastal town with stunning views of the ocean and surrounding mountains. The hospital is a modern facility with state-of-the-art equipment and a team of highly skilled medical professionals who are dedicated to providing the best possibl...
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You can choose when you want to work, how long you want to work for and then you can choose when you go back. It’s enabled me to have more time to spend with the family.

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Last year our Surgeons provided over 62,000 hours of care to communities around Australia

Benefits of working with Medrecruit
Earn up to $3500/day
Earn up to $3500/day

Locum Consultants can earn fantastic rates with flexible hours and locations across Australia and New Zealand. No matter your future financial goals - locuming is a great way to boost your earnings.

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Travel & accomodation covered

For most placements, your travel and accommodation costs are covered. Many of our Consultant locums even bring their family along for a working holiday.

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“If you are locuming you can choose when you want to work, and how long you want to work for "
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Meet our experts in Surgery recruitment

Meet our expert Surgery team, dedicated to placing doctors in hospitals and clinics across Australasia. With strong ties to healthcare facilities, they ensure you access specialist roles before they reach the market.

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Rikki Turner (Australia)

What I love about my role: It is fulfilling to know that by assisting doctors in finding their ideal role, I am finding hospitals ideal candidates and patients are getting the best possible care.

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Dominique Ross (New Zealand)

What I love about my role: Working with such a positive team. I love building great connections with both doctors and hospitals.

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The surgery job market in Australia and New Zealand

Many factors affect how much you’ll get paid as a surgeon, including salary packaging, hours worked, qualifications, and entry-level vs. senior experience.

General Surgeons are among Australia’s top-earning professionals in 2024, and we have a plethora of top-paid surgeon jobs available. Figures from the Australian Tax Office show that Surgeons earn an average of AUD$394,866, with General Surgeons earning around AUD$358,000 annually. Locum surgeons are earning up to AUD $3,500 a day.

General Surgeons are among the top-earning specialties in New Zealand. According to Talent, the average income of a General Surgeon in New Zealand is NZD$204,465.

The surgery job market can be competitive; let our Specialist Team help you find the role of your dreams.