Rural Vacancies

Kia Ora, Welcome to New Zealand, a nation built on our fertile lands. New Zealand is a country of varied landscapes, rugged mountains, glistening lakes and lush plains.

NZLocums has a proud history of placing candidates into our country’s beautiful rural areas. Whether you are looking for short, medium or long-term positions, we are the only recruitment agency you will need.

NZLocums was developed for rural GPs, and is endorsed and funded by the New Zealand Government.
Unlike other recruitment agencies we do not charge placement fees to rural practices.
We assist approximately 200 general practices in New Zealand, in both small towns and rural settlements throughout New Zealand.

Our team of Relationship Managers at NZLocums will:

  • Advise you on salary and benefits applicable to New Zealand practices
  • Place you in contact with GPs and administrative staff at your prospective practice
  • Advise and assist you in negotiating a contract with your prospective employer
  • Assist you with the New Zealand Medical Council registration process
  • Organise your attendance at our CME accredited three day Orientation

View our current vacancies below and contact us to discuss your opportunities further.

Long-Term / Permanent General Practitioner Vacancies

Please see our current long-term and permanent vacancies below and contact us to discuss your options further.

Upper North Island

Far North

  • Beautiful North Island location, perfect for lovers of the outdoors
  • Opportunity to work in a forward thinking and friendly practice
  • Beautiful beaches and warm climate all year round

Start date: As soon as possible


  • Family style practice
  • Friendly team
  • Rural area close to Auckland

Start date: As soon as possible


  • Experienced and hardworking team
  • Nice, friendly local community
  • Sunny, warm location

Start date: July 2018


  • Beautiful, warm, coastal location
  • Accommodation and car assistance for locum appointments
  • Friendly team, excellent support

Start date: 1 February 2019


  • Beautiful, warm, coastal location
  • Experienced clinical team
  • Excellent support and training encouraged

Start date: As soon as possible


  • Friendly team
  • Accommodation and car provided
  • Beautiful scenery, a short drive to the coast

Start date: As soon as possible


  • Fixed term with friendly team
  • Close to schools and shops
  • Relaxed country lifestyle

Start date: December 2018 to December 2019


  • Long term or permanent role
  • House and car included in package
  • Stunning kauri forest and scenic harbour

Start date: May 2019

Te Kuiti

  • Small rural town, family friendly
  • Houses are affordable
  • Explore the amazing limestone caves, and forest parks nearby

Start date: April 2019 - negotiable


  • Excellent salary package
  • Well-equipped and refurbished practice
  • Surrounded by scenic reserves

Start date: As soon as possible


  • Accommodation and vehicle assistance provided
  • Close to Auckland
  • Warm temperate climate with beautiful beaches nearby

Start date: As soon as possible


  • Great supportive team
  • Popular beach resort and seaside town
  • Stunning Coromandel region

Start date: June 2019


  • Good remuneration package
  • Great team approach
  • Coromandel, beach lifestyle

Start date: 1 April 2019

Lower North Island


  • Family friendly community
  • High summer temperatures
  • Enjoy great scenery from forest parks to bush-covered valleys

Start date: 15 January 2019


  • Beautiful mountain scenery
  • Surf beach a short drive away
  • Accommodation and relocation assistance negotiable

Start date: As soon as possible


  • Nurse Practitioner needed
  • Two weeks accommodation and registration fees paid
  • Beautiful mountain scenery

Start date: May 2019 to December 2019 (Flexible)


  • Enjoy the rural lifestyle
  • Accommodation and car for first 4 weeks
  • Scenic coastal walks and mountain views

Start date: 27 June 2019


  • Family friendly community
  • Warm summer temperatures
  • Enjoy great scenery from forest parks to bush-covered valleys

Start date: Negotiable


  • Hiking in the morning, surfing in the afternoon
  • Strong community focus
  • Negotiable remuneration package on offer

Start date: As soon as possible


  • Friendly and close-knit team
  • Great location for outdoors person
  • On the edge of beautiful National Parks

Start date: As soon as possible


  • Assistance with relocation costs, accommodation and car
  • Supportive team
  • Central North Island location

Start date: September 2018


  • Friendly small rural town
  • Minimal on-call
  • Sunny warm climate during the summer

Start date: February 2019


  • Close knit and friendly community
  • Loads of outdoor pursuits
  • Close to beaches

Start date: 28 January 2019

South Island


  • Friendly small town
  • Competitive salary
  • Great mountain views

Start date: As soon as possible


  • Friendly, supportive team
  • Huge range of outdoor activities available
  • Explore a beautiful area of the South Island

Start date: As soon as possible


  • Great team culture
  • Brand new state of the art medical centre
  • Close to ski fields and beautiful mountain scenery

Start date: Negotiable

Franz Josef

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

Start date: June 2019


  • Competitive remuneration
  • Community driven
  • Family friendly living and stunning scenery

Start date: As soon as possible


  • Generous remuneration package
  • Practice is close to local hospital
  • Leisurely, affordable lifestyle

Start date: May 2019


  • One of the sunniest towns in New Zealand
  • Supportive and friendly team
  • Explore the Marlborough Sounds at your doorstep

Start date: As soon as possible


  • Sunny climate with great beaches
  • Supportive team
  • Perfect lifestyle choice

Start date: 11 March 2019


  • One day per week
  • See the great outdoors
  • Family friendly living and stunning scenery

Start date: As soon as possible


  • Accommodation and vehicle provided
  • Excellent support staff
  • Stunning scenery

Start date: 15 July 2019


  • Experience in rural setting
  • Small town with great community feel
  • Stunning coastline, glaciers, and lakes

Start date: January 2019


  • A modern four bedroom house will be provided
  • Work well as part of an experienced and supportive team
  • Amazing mountain scenery

Start date: 15 November (negotiable)


  • Diverse scenery and warm climate
  • Short term accommodation provided
  • Golden beaches and hot summers

Start date: May 2019


  • On-call, after hours position
  • Close to amazing ski fields
  • Beautiful majestic mountains and scenic lake

Start date: As soon as possible


  • Excellent salary and benefits
  • Diversity in your work and lifestyle
  • Stunning West Coast

Start date: ASAP - 2 positions available

Working as a GP Locum

Alternatively, there is the option to work as a roving GP locum. This option becomes available once you have worked in New Zealand as a GP for approximately six months. It will enable you to move around the country allowing you to experience all that life in New Zealand has to offer.

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