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NZLocums is New Zealand’s government funded medical recruitment organisation.

We hold the government contract to recruit General Practitioners (GPs)/Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners throughout rural New Zealand.  

We offer a wide choice of exciting fixed-term and permanent clinical roles.

Our recruitment service is completely free.

  • Patea


     • Hiking in the morning
     • Great community focus 
     • Negotiable remuneration package on offer

    For more information register now and quote reference L018722.  


  • Kaikoura


    • Join the practice partnership
    • Amazing whale watching
    • Breath-taking beaches

    For more information register now and quote reference L018623.

  • Franz Josef


    • Permanent role with friendly team
    • Diversity in work and lifestyle 
    • Stunning West Coast scenery 

    For more information register now and quote reference L018176.

What's New

  • Te Papa tour part of international GPs Orientation

    Date published
    19 May 2017

    Five doctors from the USA, Canada, the Netherlands and the UK completed NZLocums’ May Orientation course in Wellington and have commenced work in various practices around rural New Zealand.

    They are (pictured) Dr Keith Singh from Canada, who is working at Buller Health Centre on the South Island’s West Coast, Dr Bernard Van Drenth from the Netherlands who is at Taumarunui Medical Centre, Dr Karan Ghatora and Dr Rachna Patel from the UK who are working at Matamata Medical Centre and Dr Darrell Jebsen from the USA who is working at Avon Medical Centre, Stratford.

  • April GPs are ready to roll!

    Date published
    20 Apr 2017

    This month, we welcomed Dr Tara Muscovich from the USA and Dr Ali Malik from the UK to New Zealand. The doctors took up roles in Whitianga and Greymouth. It was a pleasure introducing Tara and Ali to the New Zealand medical system through our Orientation course which prepares them for their placements.

  • Prize winner - NZRGPN conference 2017

    Date published
    5 Apr 2017

    Sharon Wards, CEO at Tararua Health Group Ltd was our prize winner at the National Rural Health Conference held over the weekend (March 31 – April 2) in the beautiful capital city. As always, it was amazing meeting so many enthusiastic delegates who were keen to get involved in mixing and mingling with their fellow health professionals both socially and educationally.

    Pictured above - Jacinta Sanders, NZLocums' Team Leader, Sharon Wards, CEO at Tararua Health Group Ltd and Saloni Pandey, NZLocums' Project Coordinator/Relationship Manager.

Get the best introduction to New Zealand's health system through our unique Orientation course.

Whether you are attending this informative three-day Orientation independently, or through our recruitment service, the monthly course is suitable for both overseas GPs, and Practice Nurses.

The course is endorsed by the Royal New Zealand College of GPs for up to 14 credits CME.

Read our testimonials, brochure and course dates.

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