Discover Surgeon jobs in Australia and New Zealand

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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 and New Zealand, double the next largest agency.

Latest Surgeon jobs in Australia & New Zealand

Specialist Consultant

Surgery - general

  • North Tamworth, New South Wales AU
  • Locum
  • $3,000 per day
  • 31 Dec 2023 ~ 01 Jan 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...

Specialist Consultant

Surgery - general

  • Broken Hill, New South Wales AU
  • Locum
  • $2,530 per day
  • NOW ~ 30 Jun 2024
Be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing services to the NSW outback.  Located in a classic outback town with heaps of personality, this 98-bed hospital is a major referal centre for the region. It provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services including caner care, gynaecology, me...

Specialist Consultant

Surgery - general

  • Taree, New South Wales AU
  • Locum
  • $2,500 per day
  • 20 Dec 2023 ~ 08 Jan 2024
Nature meets relaxed country charm. This 160-bed hospital is located on Australia's East Coast, 170 km North of Newcastle, and offers the following services: Radiology, Ultrasound, Orthopaedics, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, and Pathology. Based in a historic town on the banks of the beautiful Manning...
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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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Dr Kevin Naidoo , General Surgeon
Benefits of working with Medrecruit
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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.

Travelling doctors
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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We have Australasia's largest network of doctor jobs. This means more chance of finding the perfect role. Search yourself or take advantage of our free career support service and let our team find roles for you.

The Surgery job market in Australia and New Zealand

There are many factors affecting how much you’ll get paid as a surgeon: salary packaging, hours worked, qualifications, and entry-level vs senior experience, to name just a few.

General Surgeons are among Australia’s top-earning professionals in 2024. Figures from the Australian Tax Office show that Surgeons earned an average of AUD$394,866, with General Surgeons earning around AUD$358,000 per year. 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.

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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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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Dr Kevin Naidoo - working as a locum surgeon
Our Doctors
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

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