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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 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

Dargaville

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

Start date: April 2020

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: 1 September 2020

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

Rawene

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Ruakaka

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Taumarunui

  • Caring, long-standing team
  • Superb remuneration package
  • Perfect base for adventure

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

Waihi

  • Modern, purpose-built premises
  • Great goldmining town
  • Pristine white sandy beaches

Start date: As soon as possible

Wellsford

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

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

Whitianga

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Lower North Island

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

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Kapiti Coast

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Marton

  • Charming rural town, close to ski fields
  • Supportive team
  • A relaxed pace of life

Start date: Negotiable

Opunake

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

Start date: December 2020

Raetihi

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

Start date: Feb 2020

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

Waipukarau

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

Start date: January 2020

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

Amberley

  • Friendly small town
  • Competitive salary
  • Great mountain views

Start date: 2 March 2020

Balclutha

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Cromwell

  • Enjoy the outdoors
  • Warm and friendly team
  • Beautiful South Island

Start date: As soon as possible

Darfield

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

Start date: July 2020

Franz Josef

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

Start date: December 2019

Geraldine

  • Work with a friendly and skilled team
  • Enjoy hot summer days and go skiing during Winter
  • Best of small-town NZ community & stunning mountain to sea backyard

Start date: As soon as possible

Gore

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

Start date: 1 May 2020

Havelock

  • 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

Hokitika

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

Start date: Negotiable

Lawrence

  • Suit a GP or Nurse Practitioner
  • Friendly and welcoming team
  • Beautiful Clutha Country

Start date: 5 May 2020

Mataura

  • 4 bedroom house available
  • Interesting and diverse patients
  • Scenic region of native forest, wildlife, and rugged coastline

Start date: As soon as possible

Oamaru

  • Accommodation and vehicle provided
  • New modern practice
  • Beautiful South Island location

Start date: April 2020

Otago

  • Enjoy ski fields, vineyards and fishing right on your doorstep
  • General Practitioner or Nurse Practitioner
  • Beautiful South Island location

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

Rotherham

  • Accommodation will be provided
  • Work well as part of an experienced and supportive team
  • Amazing mountain scenery

Start date: As soon as possible

Tasman

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Tuatapere

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

Start date: 1 September 2020

Waimate

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

Start date: 14 April 2020

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
  • Stunning West Coast

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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