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Latest Surgeon jobs in Australia & New Zealand

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Surgery - general

  • Traralgon West, Victoria AU
  • Locum
  • $3,000 per day
  • 24 May 2024 ~ 27 May 2024
Located in Eastern Victoria, this hospital treats around 130,000 people every year with more than a quarter of them seen by their busy Emergency Department. The Hospital has 289 beds and treatment chairs and is a teaching hospital closely affiliated with Monash University’s School of Rural Healt...

Specialist Consultant

Surgery - general

  • Bairnsdale, Victoria AU
  • Locum
  • $2,500 per day
  • NOW ~ 19 Jun 2024
Located in the heart of a bustling Australian town, this public hospital is a vital part of the community. The hospital is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and a team of highly skilled medical professionals who are dedicated to providing the best possible care to patients. The hospi...

Specialist Consultant

Surgery - general

  • Griffith, New South Wales AU
  • Locum
  • $2,500 per day
  • 23 Apr 2024 ~ 28 Apr 2024
The Hospital is a 114 bed facility located in New South Wales (NSW) and provides acute and community health care services to the surrounding community. There are multiple services including: Emergency care Medical, Surgical Paediatrics Obstetric Oncology Renal High Dependency Intensive Care Serv...

Specialist Consultant

Surgery - general

  • North Tamworth, New South Wales AU
  • Locum
  • $2,500 per day
  • NOW ~ 18 May 2024
This public hospital in Australia is located in a bustling city that offers a unique blend of urban and rural living. The hospital is situated in a picturesque location surrounded by rolling hills and lush greenery, providing a serene and peaceful environment for patients and staff alike. The hos...
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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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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.

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.