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.

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

Locum and recruitment agencies:

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

Medical Staffing International
Medical Staffing Int
PO Box 25172
St Heliers
Auckland 1740
New Zealand
Phone +64 9 889 8584

Ochre Recruitment
PO Box 11938
Wellington 6142
Phone: +64 4 894 3320
Phone within NZ: 0800 4 OCHRE / 0800 4 62473

Skilled Medical Pty Ltd
PO Box 1408
Victoria, Australia 3053
T: +61 3 8413 3000

NZDr: New Zealand Doctor recruitment
Specialists in Psychiatry Recruitment
Phone: +64 21 288 6937
Please quote NZMA when contacting NZDr 

New Zealand Doctor recruitment is a boutique medical recruitment agency that is New Zealand based, owned and operated who take pride in tailoring a personalised service for both domestic and international Doctors. If you are a Consultant Psychiatrist considering locum work, or a move to New Zealand - temporarily or permanently - and would like a confidential, professional and reliable recruitment service, contact NZDr.