To work in New Zealand, you first have to confirm eligibility for registration as a doctor. All matters to do with registration and examination are administered by the Medical Council of New Zealand.

First visit the Medical Council's website to assess yourself against the standard of a New Zealand trained doctor.

Contact the Medical Council directly to make application for registration before you make any applications for employment.

PO Box 11-649
Phone +64 4 384 7635
Fax +64 4 385 8902


All matters to do with your eligibility to emigrate to this country should be discussed with the nearest New Zealand consular office. These are usually located in the New Zealand Embassy or High Commission in most overseas countries.

NZLocums holds the New Zealand Rural GP Locum Scheme, and arranges locum and temporary and permanent placements throughout the country.

Vacancies for doctors in New Zealand are advertised in a number of medical publications, including:

Locum agencies:

PO Box 547
Wellington, 6140
Phone +64 4 472 3901

Auckland Medical Bureau*
PO Box 37-753
Phone +64 9 377 5903

New Zealand Medical Staffing Ltd*
PO Box 74-385
Phone +64 9 623 8004 or +64 9 630 1769

*These services also arrange partnerships, and sale of practices.