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Search for doctor jobs in your grade and specialty. You can search for permanent and locum roles across Australia and New Zealand.

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Register to apply for jobs and be connected with your personal recruitment specialist. They’ll help match your goals and aspirations to upcoming jobs and opportunities not on the market.

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When you’ve found the perfect role, your recruitment team will manage your application, negotiate for you, and assist with the paperwork and logistics.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the work in New Zealand?

There are roles available right across New Zealand. Many (though certainly not all) locum roles are in rural locations and lots of doctors we work with love using this as an opportunity to explore new places. Where the work is also depends on the type of work you’d like to do and what your specialty and experience is. You can search for current roles on our job search page.

Where is the work in Australia?

There are roles available right across Australia. Where the work is depends on your experience and specialty. Many (though certainly not all) locum roles are in rural areas. Overseas-trained doctors are required to work in a rural area of need for a period of time.

Lots of doctors we work with love earning extra and exploring the country through locum and permanent placements. You can find out more about our current job listings on the job search page.

Are accommodation and travel costs covered?

Yes! Most locum placements offer travel and accommodation arrangements. We can help negotiate this for you. This is usually hospital accommodation or a nice bed and breakfast, and flight or petrol reimbursement.

What length are locum placements?

Locum placements can be as short as a couple of days, though most doctors prefer slightly longer placements (a few weeks or months) so there’s time to get to know the area and the team.

Medrecruit also works with doctors to find permanent roles.

What paperwork will I need to apply for roles?

Your registration number, a current CV and three references are the essentials of any job application. Other paperwork that's commonly required is:

  • Evidence of vaccinations,
  • Evidence of your degree/fellowship,
  • Annual Practicing Certificates,
  • Indemnity,
  • A certified copy of your passport and/or driver’s licence,
  • Police vetting form.

What you'll need can vary slightly between Australian states and in New Zealand. Some states/locations also ask you complete an online training course (eMedical Courses). We're here to help guide you through the requirements and we'll give you a checklist detailing everything you need.

Do you charge a fee to doctors?

Nope! Our service is free for doctors. We're paid by hospitals and clinics for our services and are preferred suppliers in several states and areas. Because we have a huge network of doctors, we save clinics and hospitals time (and money) by taking the stress out of the hiring and credentialing process.

When can I start work with a medical recruitment agency like Medrecruit?

You can only start locum work or find permanent work through any medical recruitment agency when you’ve reached PGY2 (Post Graduate Year two) or above. Most opportunities are available for PGY3+, but medical students and PGY2 doctors can sign up with Medrecruit to get insider’s tips and begin researching their career options.

How long does it take to find work?

This depends on what kind of work you’d like to do and what your specialty and/or experience is. The more flexible you are on where, when and what kind of work you’d like to do, the quicker you can start. Once we have your credentialing sorted, you can (almost) start right away.

Alternatively, you can be really picky – it’s up to you! Tell your Solutions Specialist what your perfect role looks like and they’ll be able to advise you what’s possible and will contact you as soon the right one becomes available.