Coffs Harbour NSW | A coastal location to remember

If you're an Emergency Medicine Doctor, RMO, Registrar, CMO or Facem, we have ongoing locum opportunities year on year out, offering a variety of flexible shifts in this thriving coastal location.

In recent years, Coffs has grown from a small sleepy town to a thriving regional centre, attracting more tourism driving growth in local businesses. This booming region is perfect for individuals who appreciate being surrounded by nature's beauty in a relaxed environment. 

On your days off, explore all the beautiful things life has to offer in one destination. From endless national park walks to numerous coastal beaches, the spectacular Coffs Harbour is one to remember. Home to the Big Banana, this iconic Australian attraction sparks excitement while soaking up the beautiful sunshine. Enjoy a radiant day at the beach, have a surf at the fabulous Woolgoolga Beach, or explore the stunning North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens. The local cafés and restaurants situated on the coastline provide organic ingredients to indulge in. Sip a freshly brewed coffee with a view of the ocean or spoil yourself with a seafood platter at 99 on Parks fine dining restaurant.

Coffs Harbour NSW
Griffith NSW

Griffith NSW | Buon Appetito

The Riverina region in which Griffith is located is the ultimate location for those who love to indulge in food and wine. Famous for its fresh produce. The culture held between the locals in this town is most significant and sets it apart from other food-growing regions. The Italian elements left by previous settlers remain throughout Griffith today, with Bertoldo’s Pasticceria an Italian bakery being a local favourite.

Griffith not only inhabits delightful cuisine but beautiful scenery to discover as well. Venture into the Hermit’s Cave and experience the exquisite views from the Scenic Hill. Griffith invites those from all backgrounds with Griffith holding the annual Spring Fest of Griffith Multicultural Festival each year. 

A cool Griffith fun fact: the Casellas winery has the fastest bottling line in the world. It uses a computerised machine that fills up multiple bottles at once. It is capable of bottling up to 36,000 bottles per hour! Installed due to the popularity of their Yellow Tail wine. Faster than the US Budweiser bottling machine! Come and explore all that Griffith has to offer.

Lightning Ridge NSW | The Black Opal Capital of The World

"The Ridge" is a thriving opal mining town like no other. Meander down the main drag and you’ll find the street is sealed, curbed, gutted, and lined with regular shops. Venture out and about and you’ll come across the wildly eccentric and sometimes bizarre. There’s the house made from bottles and the rough cement "castle" of the Astronomer's Monument; surrounded by a moonscape of mullock heaps under which hundreds of obsessed miners search and dig for the black opals which have made the town famous.

Rural Generalists are encouraged to pick up regular locum blocks throughout the year at this well-run facility. Regardless of the longevity and number of blocks you choose in this historic mining town, you will quickly become an integral part of the clinical team providing essential healthcare services. Working with 2 other GPs and an excellent multi-disciplinary team you will be very well supported by the friendly and collegiate team. With all practice sessions; emergency cover; ward rounds and on-call (1:3) shared across the service, rest assured that you will receive adequate rest periods.

Lightning Ridge NSW
Maclean NSW

Maclean NSW | The Scottish Town in Australia

This gorgeous town located along the Clarence Valley is situated between Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour. Home to the annual Scottish Highland Gathering, Maclean is known for the Scottish elements left by the Caledonian explorers in the 1840s. Attracted by the gold rush, the hidden treasures in Maclean remain to this day. Maclean is also famous for the Australian Sugar Crop with over 35,000 hectares of sugar cane spread across the coast, with over 230 million dollars of economic boom. From local cafés and restaurants to satisfy your cravings, Maclean is the perfect place to experience it all. The rivers and national parks that surround this beautiful region create the perfect place for exploration. Take a boat ride across the Clarence River or adventure to the tops of the Maclean lookout.

We have ongoing locum opportunities for ED CMOs and GP ED Doctors who thrive on sharing their expertise with permanent staff at the hospital.

Port Macquarie NSW | A beach lovers paradise

Emergency Medicine Doctors, RMOs, Registrars and FACEMS all give us positive feedback from their locums at Port Macquarie Base Hospital. The hospital is a 228-bed level five facility with a 24-hour Emergency Department and a range of specialist services including intensive care, cardiology, geriatric, rheumatology, stroke, respiratory, oncology, renal dialysis, general medicine, orthopaedic, urology, vascular, general surgery, mental health, paediatrics, and obstetrics.

This stunning location only two hours north of Sydney is best known for inhabiting some of Australia's most beautiful beaches. Award-winning restaurants and wineries fill the coastal region allowing all of your culinary desires to be met. Port Macquarie has an immense range of exciting activities including skydiving, surfing, scenic hiking trails, and incredible whale watching. This popular destination promotes a family-friendly community and a welcoming environment. With an extremely diverse population, Port Macquarie is expected to be the fastest-growing region in New South Wales creating the perfect opportunity for businesses to boom and an ideal location to plan your next locum adventure.

Port Macquarie NSW
Port Stephens NSW

Port Stephens NSW | A Water Lovers Playground

Port Stephens is known for its spectacular coastline and pristine waterways, boasting 26 beaches from sheltered outlets to ocean beaches. Newcastle with all the benefits of a metropolitan city is only 45 minutes away and in less than an hour, you'll stumble upon Lake Macquarie, Barrington Tops, and the magnificent Hunter Valley. Port Stephens is an easy 2-hour drive from Sydney or 30 minutes by air.

There's always something to do in Nelson Bay. Whether you embark on a journey of discovery where dolphins and whales grace the coastline, picnic surrounded by nature reserves, take a dip in the beautiful beaches, or indulge in the fine food, wine, and cocktails from the local establishments.

The shopping district close to the marina provides a great mix of specialty shops, supermarkets, cafes, and restaurants as well as cinemas, art galleries, bowling club, and a golf club.

We are on the lookout for Emergency Medicine CMOs, Registrars and VR GPs for outstanding locum, short-term contracts, and permanent job opportunities across not only Nelson Bay but the entire Hunter New England Region.

Tea Gardens NSW | Explore This Hidden Gem

Ochre Medical Centre Tea Gardens is the leading provider of primary care to the picturesque coastal Tea Gardens and Hawkes Nest region. Our range of onsite Allied Health services includes audiology, medical imaging, physiotherapy, psychology, chiropractic, podiatry, and pathology. We have opportunities for locum VR GPs in our quaint practice where you'll work alongside friendly and down-to-earth staff right on the waterfront.

Located north of New South Wales this attractive coastal town presents an exciting opportunity to explore a hidden gem. Nestled between Port Stephens and Newcastle you'll be taken aback by the abundance of tea trees scattered throughout the Myall River on which Tea Gardens sits. This lovely seaside town has many activities to offer such as boating, fishing, and exciting water sports. Local cafes and fresh seafood restaurants are available all year round to satisfy your cravings. 

Tea Gardens NSW
Wagga Wagga NSW

Wagga Wagga NSW | Australia's largest inland city

This New South Wales regional town filled with leafy green streets offers an opportunity to discover all the wonders of a rural regional centre. Just a one-hour flight from Sydney region and you'll be transported into a magical country setting leaving the chaos of the big smoke behind.  From bush walks to mountain bike riding, Wagga is an exciting place to explore. The Botanic Gardens are notability one of Australia’s most beautiful sceneries. The Wiradjuri trail is a bike rider’s fantasy with the track extending 42km alongside the Murrumbidgee River, the rich Indigenous culture that fills this land allows for those to indulge in art, stories, and cultural experience. Surrounded by beautiful nature, Wagga is also famously known for its exquisite wineries. The Borambola Wines founded in 1995, offers a wide range of wines including refreshing sparking and deep shiraz. Sip on a glass of Sparkling with a breathtaking view like no other at Wagga Wagga today.

We have opportunities for Emergency Medicine Physicians across all grades. Tell us when you're available and we'll help you get there.

Why we're here

We’re here because 22 years ago two doctors working in outback NSW saw first-hand hospitals struggling to keep up with patient demand. They contacted their colleagues and asked them to help. The need for doctors continued to grow and running out of friends they could ask, our co-founders, Dr Hamish Meldrum and Dr Ross Lamplugh established Ochre Recruitment.

Today, our purpose remains the same as it was in 2002. To help provide quality healthcare to communities across Australia and New Zealand, no matter their postcode. This is why we are here.

If you share the same belief, join our network of remarkable doctors and together we can work towards keeping communities healthy.


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