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Resources for Overseas Doctors


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 www.mcnz.org.nz 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

Email mcnz@mcnz.org.nz.

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:

NZDr: New Zealand Doctor recruitment
Specialist recruiters for General Practitioners, Psychiatrists and other Hospital based Consultants.
Phone: +64 21 288 6937
Email: nz@nzdr.nz

Please quote NZMA when contacting NZDr - New Zealand Doctor recruitment

New Zealand Doctor recruitment is a boutique medical recruitment agency that is New Zealand owned and operated. We take pride in providing a personalised service for both domestic and international Doctors including; Tailored Vacancy Search, Medical Council Guidance, Expert Immigration Advice and Relocation Support.

If you are a GP, Psychiatrist or Specialist Consultant considering locum work, or a move to New Zealand - temporarily or permanently - and would like a confidential, professional and reliable recruitment service, contact NZDr.


PO Box 547
Wellington, 6140
Phone +64 4 472 3901
Email: enquiries@nzlocums.com

Hospital Staff Solutions

We are a New Zealand based medical recruitment agency specialised in the sourcing and placement of medical specialists throughout Australia and New Zealand. We work across the medical speciality groups including Radiology, Psychiatry, General Practise, Emergency and General Medicine.  

We are a small privately owned business and pride ourselves on providing a superior recruitment service tailored to the individual needs of our clients and candidates.

For a confidential discussion please contact us today.

Contact: Angela.Shaw@hospitalstaff.co.nz

Phone: +64 9 446 3330

Web: www.hospitalstaff.co.nz