Discover surgeon jobs in Australia and New Zealand

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

Meet your Australian Surgery Specialist
Louise Anker

I am passionate about working alongside Surgeons (including Orthopaedic, General, and Subspecialties). I enjoy the challenge of finding new locations for my doctors to explore, searching for the right role to fit available dates, finding family-friendly working holidays, and the rewarding feeling of helping remote locations find cover.

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The surgeon consultant market in Australia

General surgeons are among Australia’s top-earning professionals in 2022. Recent figures from the Australian Tax Office show that surgeons earned an average of $394,866, with general surgeons earning around $358,000 per year. Locum surgeons are earning up to $3500 a day.

The surgery job market is quite competitive, let our specialist team help you find the role of your dreams.

Latest Surgery jobs in Australia

Specialist Consultant

Surgery - general

  • Brisbane, Queensland AU
  • Locum
  • $2,161 per day
  • 03 Jul 2023 ~ 01 Sep 2023
The South West Hospital and Health Service (SWHHS) provides public sector health services to a population of 26,150 across 319,870km of South West Queensland. Public sector health services provided by SWHHS include flying specialist teams providing surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatric...

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Surgery - general

  • Rockhampton, Queensland AU
  • Locum
  • $2,007 per day
  • 05 Jun 2023 ~ 30 Jul 2023
This public hospital in Australia is located in a bustling city with a population of over 80,000 people. The hospital is a major healthcare provider in the region, offering a wide range of medical services to the community. The hospital has a strong focus on patient-centered care, with a team of...

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Surgery - general

  • Gladstone, Queensland AU
  • Locum
  • $2,007 per day
  • 03 Jul 2023 ~ 06 Aug 2023
This hospital is approximately 550 km North of Brisbane and 100 km south-east of Rockhampton. The hospital has the capacity for 29 bed medical/surgical ward (including palliative care), 14-bed gynaecology/maternity wards with four birthing suites, eight-bed paediatric ward and four-bed high...
Meet your New Zealand Surgery Specialist
Meet Dominique Ross

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

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The surgeon consultant market in New Zealand

General surgeons are among the top-earning specialties in New Zealand. The average income of a specialist surgeon in New Zealand is $204,465. The surgery job market is quite competitive, let our specialist team help you find the role of your dreams.

Latest Surgery jobs in New Zealand

Specialist Consultant

Surgery - general

  • Masterton, North Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $2,000 per day
  • NOW ~ 23 Jun 2023
Recently having moved into a brand new, fully equipped, purpose built building, this hospital strives to provide the highest standard of 24-hour acute and emergency services. Set in the heart of the Wairarapa region, this teaching hospital provides a full range of secondary medical, surgical and...

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Surgery - general

  • Whakatane, North Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $2,000 per day
  • 09 Sep 2023 ~ 24 Sep 2023
This public hospital in New Zealand is located in a beautiful coastal town, surrounded by stunning beaches and lush greenery. The hospital itself is a modern facility, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by a team of highly skilled medical professionals. The hospital offers a wide...

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Surgery - general

  • Greymouth, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $2,000 per day
  • NOW ~ 19 Jun 2023
Part of the West Coast District Health Board, this hospital has 114 beds. The experienced theatre staff strives to provide the best clinical practice from three spacious theatre suites (with the world's best views!), endoscopy suite and a post-anaesthetic care unit. Services include: Surgery...
Hear what other Surgeons had to say
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“If you are locuming 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 and do things I enjoy like gardening and cooking.”

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Dr Kevin Naidoo , General Surgeon
Discover your new lifestyle in Surgery
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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.

Dr Kevin Naidoo - working as a locum surgeon
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The search for a better lifestyle as a general surgeon. Dr Kevin Naidoo shares his journey from South Africa to NZ
Article by Dr Kevin Naidoo | 14 May 2021

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!