Be rewarded when your colleagues join Ochre Recruitment

25 May, 2016

We’re giving away up to $1,000.00 just for referring doctors our way!

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Refer a colleague or friend before the 30th June 2016 and if they complete a Locum placement of 10 days or greater prior to the 31st August 2016, Ochre recruitment will reward you for referring them our way.

Our Locum Doctor Referral Programme will gift you with a $500.00 gift voucher.  In addition, you will go into the draw to win a $1,000.00 travel voucher.  Be rewarded when your colleagues join Ochre Recruitment.

For Australian Referrals click here>

For New Zealand Referrals click here>




Rotorua GP CME 2016 conference

13 May, 2016

This year the Rotorua GP CME 2016 conference is taking place at Energy Events Centre in Rotorua, from 9th to 12 June 2016.

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If you are attending, come and say hello to Luke and Anna and learn more about our services and opportunities for General Practice in a range of settings and locations throughout New Zealand and Australia. Finding a GP job that suits your lifestyle and career isn’t as hard as you may think.

Ochre Recruitment will be at stand #122, come and say hello and chat with the recruitment specialists.

For more information on the Rotorua GP CME 2016 conference, click here

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Office break

24 December, 2015

May the festive season be filled with warmth and cheerful celebration to all our doctors and clients!

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Ochre Recruitment offices will be closed over the festive season, from Thursday 24th December 2015 returning on Monday 4th January 2016.

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Exciting changes within Ochre

12 October, 2015

As a key part of the Ochre Health Group, Ochre Recruitment has recently undergone an internal restructure to create a more efficient company structure for future years.

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As a key part of the Ochre Health Group, Ochre Recruitment has recently undergone an internal restructure to create a more efficient company structure for future years.

As a result Ochre Recruitment’s leadership team has changed, with Ochre Health’s CEO, John Burns, taking overall responsibility for Ochre Health and Ochre Recruitment. Malcolm Reeve will be leading the Ochre Recruitment team in his current capacity as Operations Manager.

Justin Smith our current CEO will be moving on to pursue his own permanent recruitment business: ‘Your Doctor Jobs’ (YDJ). YDJ will focus on providing permanent recruitment services to a range of general practice and hospital clients across Australia.

Ochre Recruitment will continue to support its clients with both locum and permanent recruitment services although it will no longer have a focus on attracting IMGs to permanent positions in Australia and will no longer have a dedicated permanent recruitment consultant.

The wider Ochre Health Group thanks Justin for his long and valuable contribution to the success of Ochre Recruitment and wish him the very best in his new venture with our full support.

To learn more about transition and what this means to you, click here

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GPCE Brisbane 11-13 September 2015

31 August, 2015

The GPCE (General Practitioners Conference & Exhibition) is the premier event on the General Practitioner’s calendar and offers a diverse range of seminars and workshops across 13 Active Learning Modules, covering clinical, business and industry topics.

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This year GPCE is being held at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 11-13 September 2015. Earn Category 1 and 2 QI&CPD points. The program offers GPs the opportunity to earn up to 120 CPD points over three days of active learning.

Congratulations to our GPCE Brisbane ticket winners, Shin-yu Sally Wu and John Davie. Thank you to all that entered the competition and we hope Shin-yu Sally and John enjoy the GPCE Brisbane conference.

If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, you can obtain a 25% discount when you purchase your ticket. To access the 25% discount,  on the summary page of the registration process it will prompt you to enter a promo code, please enter 07EXH25. The code will apply the discount to the fee, giving you three full days of education!  Click on the below button to access GPCE.

The Ochre Recruitment team will be on site, come and talk shop or recreation with Tracey and Matthew, we are at stand #1824. There are few goodies at the station you may like to take away!

We look forward to seeing you at GPCE Brisbane.

Ochre Recruitment

GPCE Brisbane

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RNZCGP Quality Symposium 2015

9 July, 2015

This year the RNZCGP Quality Symposium conference is taking place at Claudelands, Hamilton, from 30 July – 2 August 2015.

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If you are attending, come and say hello to Luke and learn more about our services and our new job search platform, Dr Dashboard. Ochre Recruitment will be at stand #34!

For more information on the RNZCGP Quality Symposium 2015, click here>

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Congratulations Dr. Jane Neyland

6 July, 2015

The winner of Ochre’s Dr Dashboard competition was informed last Friday (3 July) by her consultant Matthew Chudley, he was pretty excited to call and tell her about the Tasmanian pure luxury over two amazing nights was coming her way!

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Congratulations Jane from the Ochre team and Saffire Freycinet!

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Ochre Recruitment Melbourne Office Closure

1 July, 2015

In January 2012, Ochre Recruitment opened its Melbourne office with a knowledgeable and committed team who become valuable assets to the company. They have kept us striving to make sure our quality and service are unparalleled.

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As a result of staff rearrangement and company objectives Ochre Recruitment have re-evaluated its operations to ensure that they support its strategic business goals. Subsequently, the decision has been made to close the Melbourne office on 4 September, 2015 and consolidate Ochre Recruitment operations in Australia between its existing Hobart and Sydney hubs. Ochre will also continue to maintain its Wellington office in New Zealand.

Ochre Recruitment’s management are focused on ensuring that Ochre’s clients and doctors continue to receive an excellent level of service through the transition and into the future.

We do not anticipate any interruptions with the Melbourne closure. All client enquiries should be forwarded to our Sydney office on +61 2 9357 2448 or  Doctors – please enquire directly with your individual recruitment consultant.

If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Justin Smith on +61 3 62244399 or . Thank you for your understanding over the transition period. We look forward to providing you with the same excellent level of service you have come to expect from us at Ochre Recruitment.

Kind Regards,

Justin Smith

CEO Ochre Recruitment

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Our exciting new platform for doctors

15 June, 2015

See the World. Use your Skills. No Fuss

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Dr Dashboard will give you access to a range of features that will ensure looking for the right job is as efficient as ever.

Set up a personalised job alert and Dr Dashboard will automatically match positions to your search criteria, alerting you immediately, daily, weekly or monthly – the choice is yours.

You can also search for your favourite jobs, save them and then return to them wherever you are, no matter what device you’re on! Some of the other great features include:

  • Search job by salary, town and KM radius of the location
  • Apply for a job (s) directly with your consultant (only one click)
  • Express your interest in a job (s) and your consultant will be in touch
  • Enter your locum working availability

If you haven’t signed up and are registered with Ochre Recruitment, contact us today on 1800 992 230 (within Australia) or email and we will get you started.

Not registered with Ochre Recruitment, click here>

Don’t forget you could win two nights for two at Tasmania’s luxury resort, Saffire Freycinet just by registering; click here for more details on the competition.

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Happy Easter

2 April, 2015

Wishing all our family and friends a happy Easter break, from the team at Ochre Recruitment. The office will be closed from Friday 3rd April and reopening on Tuesday 7th April. For any urgent matters, please contact your consultant directly.

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31 March, 2015

Our BDM, Janie de Souza visited one our favourite clients this month – Goondir Health Services, located in the Darling Downs region of QLD. Goondir have introduced an engaging Community Primary Health Care program which invites patients to come into the centre for a comprehensive 715 health check.

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Information from the health checks then enables their GPs to make an informed decision on their patients health care requirements, and refer them to the correct Allied Health Professionals or Specialist that they require.
Patients taking part in the program are given a fun ‘deadly’ T-shirt or Food Works voucher for taking the time to participate. As you can see Jason, Tracey and Caitlin are supporting this ‘healthy choices’ initiative by wearing the T – shirts.What a great community initiative Goondir! We love it!
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Consultant forum 2015

27 March, 2015

It’s been a BIG WEEK for consultants at OR with the annual Ochre Consultant forum on. It’s the one time Justin can get his team together to discuss and share ideas and plan for the year ahead

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with lots of healthy dialogue around client’s and doctor’s!. This year the Hobart office hosted the event,  with a few workshops in the mix, a surprise dinner that was remarkable – thank you to our wonderful chef Ben Smith and a birthday to celebrate together. Happy Birthday Ochre. Check out the photos on Facebook.

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Ochre Recruitment and MediDoc join forces!

20 February, 2015

MediDoc and Ochre Recruitment are long time collaborators in the field of medical recruitment. Having developed strong and mutually beneficial relationships over the last 12 months, we have decided to formally join forces. This new partnership will bring doctors and clients 20 years’ of experience in physician recruitment, medical resource technology and clinical management.

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This partnership will help MediDoc to continue to help physicians and our clinic partners to provide outstanding family practice services to accommodate the needs of their patients.

MediDoc is a premier clinic management and physician outsourcing company with several walk-in and family practice locations across Canada.  MediDoc have built, staffed, developed and implemented technology for physician services for over 20 years.

Ochre Recruitment is an established and well recognised specialist medical recruitment brand in Australia and New Zealand who is focused on quality, authenticity and value for their doctors and clients. Ochre recruits both physicians and specialist doctors into metropolitan, remote and rural locations around Australia and New Zealand, and they have relationships with an extensive network of clients.

Teaming up with Ochre is an exciting development for MediDoc as it will enhance our services, process, relationships and international influence. Doctors will benefit from personalised service that matches them to the right medical jobs, in the right location, with the right benefits. We value lifelong, authentic partnerships and this new relationship reaffirms our goal to foster strong relationships with doctors and clients around the globe.

We will be sharing our Canadian jobs fortnightly with you through our direct on line communication but if you would like to browse through the job options please click here. Feel free to come back to our job board as many times as you like, jobs are posted regularly.


Changes to District Workforce Shortage (DWS) locations.

17 February, 2015

There have been recent changes to working as a GP in Australia for Overseas Trained Doctors. The great news is that some fantastic new suburbs have opened up for GPs looking to make the move to Australia.

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All the areas below are now categorised as District Workforce Shortage (DWS) locations, meaning you can now work in these places. Contact Jonathan Blake on +61 3 9020 7820 for further details.


  • Altona – One of Melbourne’s real estate hot spots, Altona is one of the few coastal suburbs to the West of Melbourne. Altona has seen a rapid population growth and a handsome increase in real estate values. It is situated close to Williamstown, a thriving harbour side suburb.
  • Tullamarine – 17 kilometres north-west of Melbourne CBD and walking distance to Melbourne International Airport. Home to the famous racetrack that hosts the Melbourne Cup and also provides many great eateries nearby.
  • Keilor Park – Also 17 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, Keilor Park is flanked by sparse, green gardens and reserves as well as the Maribyrnong RIver.
  • St Albans and Deer Park – Close to Keilor Park, these suburbs are close to freeways taking you direct into the city. They also have parks, reserves and waterways.

Brisbane/ Gold Coast

  • The Gap – A leafy and hilly suburb of Brisbane, located approximately 11 kilometres west of the CBD. Close to the city, friendly, green, convenience in shopping, wildlife (Birds) and great public schools.
  • Arana Hills – Located 12 kilometres north-west of Brisbane in the Moreton Bay Region. Highly undervalued, the area is quiet and friendly with a low crime rate and an abundance of parks, national parks and schools. Perfectly suited for families or those who like to live in a quieter area but close to the CBD.
  • Everton Hills – The neighbouring suburb to Arana Hills, it is flanked by the beautiful Bunyaville Forest Reserve, which is a perfect spot for a picnic or barbecue under the forest canopy.  Also great for bushwalking, horse-riding or cycling.
  • Warner – A suburb popular with young families, Warner offers affordable housing 22 kilometres from the CBD.
  • Kenmore – Kenmore is a leafy suburb characterised by rolling hills and greenery. It has a high number of professional residents and families. Very good schooling options and heaps of shopping to be had.
  • Paradise Point – Lies on the Gold Coast Broadwater with direct access to Coomera River. The area is protected by South Stradbroke Island which lies off the coast. With access to two major water ways, several boat ramps and marinas. Pros: Upmarket, beaches, parks, theme parks nearby.


  • Coogee – Not far from wonderful Fremantle, Coogee is just 15 kilometres from the Perth CBD. With parks and the ocean to the west and Lake Coogee to the south, you are in prime positon.
  • Coolbellup/ Bibra Lake – Park of the city of Cockburn, the whole eastside of Coolbellup is bordered by Lakes and Reserves. This is definitely a great place to live for nature lovers. 20 minutes’ drive from the city.
  • Hamilton Hill – Very close to Fremantle and the Swan River. A short distance to Coogee Beach. Still good value you for money in the property market.
  • Spearwood – Between Coogee and North Coogee, the area has three primary schools and the Phoenix Shopping Centre, a commercial hub.



Stay up to date with our latest news and information!

22 January, 2015

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Check us out on Facebook for the latest Ochre movements, who’s joined the team and the latest updates on The Doc.

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To our loyal Ochre clients and doctors

23 December, 2014

As we begin the summer holiday break and prepare to embark on another year, Ochre would like to thank you for your ongoing support during 2014. We are looking forward to working with you again and sending doctors off to exciting locations in 2015!

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The New Year also brings to life a number of new projects we have been working on, which will better our service to you and make your experience with Ochre seamless. We look forward to sharing these with you.

We’ll be back in the office on the 5th January. For any urgent matters, please contact your consultant directly.

Have a happy and safe holiday season,
The Ochre Recruitment Team


Considering taking up and overseas sabbatical?

17 December, 2014

Looking for a few months to escape a long cold winter or maybe experience another country for a lengthier term – time for a sea or tree change.

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Ochre Recruitment in conjunction with their overseas synergy partners has well paid GP, ED and Specialist positions and is welcoming Australian and New Zealand doctors into their countries.

Take our quick poll and tell us if you are interested in a sabbatical abroad here

The poll closes on Sunday 21 December 2014 at 10pm.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Ochre Recruitment Team.


Client Qualitative Research Survey

8 December, 2014

Thank you to all our clients that participated in our qualitative research survey, conducted recently with Anna Housego.

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The feedback provided has given Ochre Recruitment a better understanding of what may or may not be important in relation to the services we provide. Ochre has made a donation to Save the Children in lieu of a reward for our client’s time. Their support will directly help children and their families survive the devastating Ebola crisis in West Africa.

A donation of AU$1100.00 to Save the Children’s Ebola Crisis response was made in November 2014. Click here to find out how Save the Children is helping on the ground.

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Support Josh our Hobart Para Recruiter in his Movember contest!

18 November, 2014

Josh is participating in the campaign to raise awareness around men’s mental health.

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In Australia, almost half of all men will experience a mental illness at some point in their lives; and suicide is the leading cause of death for men between 15 and 44.

Support Josh with a donation to assist at the below link:

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Say hello to Ally Casey

13 November, 2014

Ally Casey joined Ochre Recruitment in September 2014, bringing over ten years of experience as a recruitment consultant. She has been working in medical-specific recruitment since the start of 2010.

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Ally has assisted both Australasian and International Medical Graduates from PGY3 to Consultant level to secure locum and permanent positions in all Specialist areas, placing them in locations throughout Australia. Ally gets great enjoyment from the long lasting and loyal relationships she has with both Clients and Doctors.

Ally is joining the Sydney team which is fast growing; Tracey Peterson our loyal Locum Team Leader is ensuring the Sydney residence is fit for the new team. More on the office move to come.