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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 and NZMedJobs 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 & NZMedJobs 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 & NZMedJobs 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 / Nurse Practitioner Vacancies

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

Upper North Island

Coopers Beach

  • 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

Dargaville

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

Start date: April 2020

Helensville

  • Permanent role with a friendly collegial team
  • Practice is located in a purpose-built premises
  • Sunny rural town close to Auckland

Start date: 22 February 2021

Huntly

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

Start date: 6 July 2020

Kaikohe

  • Working at any of the clinics in Kaikohe, Waipapa, Kaitaia
  • All year, sub-tropic climate
  • Close to spectacular beaches, hot pools and scenic farmland

Start date: As soon as possible

Kaitaia

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

Start date: 1 February 2020

Kaitaia

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Kaitaia

  • Friendly and professional team
  • One month’s accommodation assistance
  • Sub-tropical climate, spectacular beaches

Start date: As soon as possible

Katikati

  • Warm sea-side town
  • Long term or permanent role
  • Supportive and friendly team

Start date: 1 December 2021

Kerikeri

  • Opportunity for partnership buy-in
  • Warm and supportive environment
  • Beautiful Bay of Islands region

Start date: 1 April 2021

Mangakino

  • Excellent renumeration package
  • Small and friendly practice
  • Enjoy outdoor pursuits, tramping, kayaking and skiing

Start date: April 2022

Matamata

  • Fixed term with option of permanent
  • Modern facilities
  • World famous “Hobbiton” movie set

Start date: Feb 2021 to Jan 2022

Morrinsville

  • Friendly team working in modern facility
  • Close to schools and shops
  • Relaxed country lifestyle

Start date: As soon as possible

Opotiki

  • Fixed term position
  • Hot summers, mild winters
  • Close to stunning beaches

Start date: 31 Nov 2020 to 31 July 2021 (flexible)

Paeroa

  • New, purpose built facility
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Close to stunning beaches and native bush

Start date: 1 March 2021

Raglan

  • Self-motivated and enjoys a challenge
  • Vibrant and friendly team
  • Warm seaside township

Start date: 25 January 2021

Rawene

  • Long term or permanent role
  • House and car included in package
  • Spectacular natural wonders & cultural heritage

Start date: As soon as possible

Russell

  • Permanent Part-time role
  • Great team environment
  • Beautiful, warm region

Start date: 18 January 2021

Snells Beach

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Te Kuiti

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

Start date: April 2019 - negotiable

Te Puia Springs, East Coast

  • Rugged beauty on the sunny East Coast
  • Accommodation and car provided
  • A short drive to the beach

Start date: As soon as possible

Tokoroa

  • Generous and competitive renumeration package
  • Supportive team full of experienced GPs and Nurses
  • Surrounded by scenic reserves and lakes

Start date: As soon as possible

Tokoroa

  • Fixed term or permanent role
  • Well-equipped and refurbished practice
  • Surrounded by scenic reserves

Start date: 1 April 2021

Waiheke Island

  • Small, friendly work environment
  • Island based practice, a 35 minute ferry ride from Auckland CBD
  • White and gold sand beaches

Start date: March 2021

Waihi

  • Brand new purpose built facility
  • Great goldmining town
  • Pristine white sandy beaches

Start date: As soon as possible

Waihi

  • Hot summer climate
  • Newly designed premises
  • Beautiful white beaches

Start date: September 2021

Waihi Beach

  • Enthusiastic GP who enjoys the outdoors
  • Great goldmining town
  • Pristine white sandy beaches

Start date: 1 June 2021

Warkworth

  • Great supportive team
  • Ideal location to bring up a family
  • Close to beautiful beaches

Start date: As soon as possible

Whangamata

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Whangaroa

  • Great summer beach location
  • Supportive staff
  • Unspoilt and unique region

Start date: 29 June 2020

Whitianga

  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Work life balance
  • Coromandel, beach lifestyle

Start date: 24 May 2021

Whitianga – Nurse Practitioner

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Lower North Island

Bulls

  • Friendly small town
  • Permanent part-time
  • Close to stunning mountains and scenery

Start date: 1 June 2020 to 31 Dec 2020

Dannevirke

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Hawera

  • 3 months paid accommodation
  • Relocation allowance
  • Short term vehicle negotiable

Start date: 6 January 2020

Hawera

  • Great renumeration package
  • Clean air, lush green pastures and good schools
  • Beautiful mountain scenery

Start date: 1 Feb 2021

Hawera – Nurse Practitioner

  • Nurse Practitioner needed
  • Two weeks accommodation and registration fees paid
  • Rural practice with wonderful team

Start date: As soon as possible

Inglewood

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

Start date: 2 November 2020

Opunake

  • Nice rural town
  • Purpose built GP premises
  • Where the mountain meets the sea and home of world-famous surf

Start date: December 2020

Otaki

  • Manageable patient load
  • Great team
  • Near the beach, the forest and the capital city

Start date: As soon as possible

Raetihi

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

Start date: October 2021

Stratford

  • Attractive salary package on offer
  • Wonderful long serving team
  • Great family location

Start date: As soon as possible

Taihape

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Waipukurau

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

Start date: January 2020

Waitara

  • Friendly and supportive team
  • Small quaint town
  • Mountain and sea scenery

Start date: As soon as possible

South Island

Akaroa

  • Friendly country practice
  • Work well as part of an experienced team
  • Place of dramatic beauty

Start date: 1 November (negotiable)

Alexandra

  • Work 3 days per week
  • Flexible days and hours offered
  • Spectacular scenery

Start date: 1 March 2020

Balclutha

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

Start date: January 2021

Blenheim

  • Located in the beautiful Marlborough region
  • The best hand-picked team in New Zealand
  • Minimum six to eight sessions, negotiable

Start date: 1 January 2021

Cromwell

  • Part-time or Permanent
  • Warm and friendly team
  • Beautiful South Island

Start date: 20 September 2021

Darfield

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

Start date: January 2022

Franz Josef

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

Start date: December 2019

Gore

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

Start date: 1 May 2020

Gore

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Vehicle provided and Medical Council fees paid
  • Family friendly living and stunning scenery

Start date: January 2022

Hokitika

  • Rural living at its best
  • Accommodation and Vehicle provided
  • Stunning forests, lakes and gorges

Start date: Negotiable

Milton

  • Two roles available
  • Experience life in a rural community
  • Stunning scenery

Start date: As soon as possible

Motueka

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Motueka

  • Most sunshine hours in New Zealand
  • Vibrant and friendly town
  • Personable, flexible team

Start date: 18 January 2021

Nelson

  • Sunny climate with great beaches
  • Dedicated and passionate team
  • Perfect lifestyle choice

Start date: 23 August 2021

Oamaru

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • The perfect mix of work and lifestyle
  • Privately owned, well-established practice

Start date: 4 October 2021

Oamaru

  • Permanent or fixed term
  • Accommodation and transport assistance
  • Easy access to skiing and other outdoors activities

Start date: December 2021

Otautau – GP / NP

  • GP or Nurse Practitioner
  • Accommodation and vehicle provided
  • Stunning scenery

Start date: 16 August 2021

Owaka

  • Beautiful South Island location
  • Close knit family community
  • No on-call required

Start date: As soon as possible

Reefton

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Riverton

  • Long term or Permanent
  • Friendly and welcoming team
  • Rugged South Island scenery

Start date: 1 April 2021

Roxburgh

  • Ski fields, vineyards right at your doorstep
  • Accommodation will be provided
  • Beautiful South Island location

Start date: As soon as possible

Te Anau

  • Nurse Practitioner or General Practitioner required
  • Spectacular South Island scenery
  • Close knit family community

Start date: As soon as possible

Tuatapere

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Supportive nursing and administration team
  • Explore Fiordland

Start date: 1 September 2020

Twizel- GP or NP

  • 6 month fixed term maternity cover with potential for longer term extension
  • General Practitioner or Nurse Practitioner
  • Enjoy an iconic part of the South Island

Start date: As soon as possible

Waimate

  • Great working environment
  • Accommodation available
  • Stunning South Island scenery

Start date: As soon as possible

Westport

  • Excellent salary and benefits
  • Diversity in your work and lifestyle
  • Beautiful mountain scenery

Start date: ASAP - 2 positions available

Westport

  • Accommodation and travel costs provided
  • Small supportive team
  • Stunning West Coast scenery

Start date: As soon as possible

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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