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Medical Locum Jobs Australia and New Zealand

Working as a Medical Locum doctor gives you the freedom and flexibility to work when and where you want. 

Not only that, we manage the paperwork, negotiate the best rates, book your travel + accommodation, and offer you a premium service... all for FREE. We offer:

  • Exceptional rates;
  • Flexible contracts & start dates;
  • Short, long-term & ongoing contracts;
  • City, coastal, rural and regional locations.

Whether you are a Family Doctor or rural GP with procedural skills we can find you exciting medical locum jobs in various workplaces including family practices, hospitals, larger corporate clinics, urgent care centres, AMS and correctional facilities across Australia and New Zealand.

We assist Emergency Medicine Doctors, including those at the RMO, Registrar, CMO & FACEM levels with short-term and long-term locum roles in Australia.

Join our remarkable network of doctors today.


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Locum Work gives you the freedom and flexibility to achieve your ideal lifestyle goals.

View a sample of our Locum Jobs

Locum VR GP - Huon Valley

Locum Tasmania $1350 per day

Dates 22/01/2024 - 20/12/2024

Enjoy an exciting Tasmanian working holiday with no on call or weekend work.

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Locum VR GP/On Call - Ochre Health Strahan

Locum Tasmania $1520 per day

Dates 27/05/2024 - 02/08/2024

Enjoy cosy winter months in this West Coast Tasmanian town

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GP + ED Walgett NSW

Locum New South Wales $2500 per day

Dates 07/05/2024 - 03/01/2025

Welcoming locum opportunity for General Practitioners with Rural ED experience

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Why choose Locum work?

We all know working as a locum doctor or general practitioner gives you the freedom and flexibility to work when and where you want, as well as the chance to earn high rates. But there are other benefits, too.


Locum work gives you a blank canvas to explore new destinations, go back to your favourite places and visit family and friends while you are still earning an income.

Make A Difference

Your expertise can mean the difference between a practice staying open or closing and will always result in better quality of health services - your contribution will always be valued.


Augment your clinical skills in the ED, and get exposure to a broader range of presentations by going rural or work in an urgent care facility where you'll develop your procedural abilities.


Growing your network of friends and colleagues allows for knowledge sharing, collaboration, career development and life-long friendships.

Try Before You Buy

Working at different sites allows you to experience first-hand the workplace culture, benefits, rosters and support before committing to a permanent contract You don’t get a chance to see this when applying online or even during job interviews.

Special Interests

Develop and apply your clinical interests in environments that support your specialty.


Our suite of services will:

  • Support you in your career;
  • Enable you access to Ochre Health Group’s network of resources, medical centres, clinical and operational teams;
  • Give you exclusive access to Hospital Emergency Departments and Fast Track Clinics managed by Medical Directions;
  • Find a diverse range of roles in both Australia & New Zealand;
  • Save you time by providing you with administration support so you can focus on your clinical objectives;
  • Influence public health initiatives;
  • Connect doctors with employers who share the same values;
  • Improve access to healthcare in rural and remote communities.
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Mel McCarthy Helen Spanos from the Sydney Office

Marketing & Communications Manager Mel McCarthy with Operations Manager Helen Spanos, both working from our corporate Sydney Office.

Where is Ochre Recruitment located?

Ochre Recruitment is here to help make sure every doctor’s dream job becomes a reality. We provide an unmatched selection of opportunities in locations across Australia & New Zealand so that doctors can find the perfect fit for their lifestyle and career goals.

With our personalised approach to job search and selection, we strive to ensure every doctor finds their ideal role with ease.

We have consultants on the ground in Sydney, Newcastle, The Sunshine Coast, The Gold Coast and Christchurch.

You'll often find our teams on the road attending medical conferences or visiting our clients so we can offer you the best jobs even before they go to market.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What types of doctor jobs are available in Australia and New Zealand through Ochre Recruitment?

    Ochre Recruitment specialise in General Practice Locum Jobs, GP VMO Locum roles for Rural Generalists, and Emergency Medicine positions in all grades, across Emergency Medicine Departments in Australia. We also work with General Practitioners to find both permanent and locum roles in General Practice and Urgent Care clinics in New Zealand. 

    If you are after a permanent position in an Ochre Health Practice please email Melinda McCarthy

  • Does Ochre Recruitment offer both permanent and locum doctor positions?

    Yes - Ochre Recruitment offer, FIFO opportunities, short, long-term, and ongoing locum blocks, as well as fixed-term contracts and permanent medical jobs for doctors.

  • Hong long has Ochre Recruitment been supporting doctors in their careers?

    Ochre Recruitment has been working with doctors for over 22 years. What started out in 2002 as a locum agency, (formally known as Australian Outback Locums) has since grown into the Ochre Health Group, comprising 70 Medical Practices, Exclusive Hospital Emergency Medicine Department contracts, Ochre Recruitment, and Medical Directions.

  • Can international doctors apply for positions through Ochre Recruitment?

    Yes - providing paperwork is up to date, you are registered with AHPRA, and have working rights in Australia. Click here for more details. The pathway to work in New Zealand is much easier and quicker. Find out more.

  • How does Ochre Recruitment work with doctors to find the most relevant roles?

    We listen and seek to understand your professional and personal goals. Our people-centered services ensure we work with you to find you your ideal role in addition to guiding you through the paperwork and managing all negotiations with the practice or hospital.

  • Are there any specific qualifications or requirements needed to apply for doctor positions through Ochre Recruitment?

    Yes - all doctors must have registration with AHPRA. Read how you can apply for registration here.

  • What kind of benefits, rates and salary packages do doctor positions through Ochre Recruitment typically offer?

    Benefits can vary from client to client and may include: travel, flights including private plane, accommodation, flexible working hours, fixed-term positions at locum rates, upskilling opportunities, mentorship, and clinical autonomy. Locum rates and salaries vary depending on the locations, experience, and length of the contract.

  • How can doctors get in touch with Ochre Recruitment to apply for available positions?

    It's easy. Simply click the Apply For Job button on the right of the job details page. 

    Alternatively, register your interest here and one of our consultants will be in touch within 48 hours. 

  • I consider myself fortunate to have become involved with Ochre whose work goes above and beyond when trying to find placements which suit my experience, expectations, principles and style of practice. They manage the fit between doctor and practice with aplomb and understanding.

    Dr Howard Baker

    General Practitioner

  • I've been using Ochre for a number of years. The team are very helpful in setting me up with placements to suit my skills and preferences. Staff are easy to contact and have made the credentialing process a breeze. I highly recommended.

    Cindy de Villiers

    Health Function New Zealand

  • The Ochre GP team have a genuine interest in getting me locums that suit my lifestyle and seem to get me higher rates than other agencies. They have made my time as a GP locum seem like a true working holiday!

    Dr. Sebastian Mohan

    Locum GP

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