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: December 2019 or 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: As soon as possible

Kaikohe

  • Work with a dedicated team
  • All year, sub-tropic climate
  • Close to beautiful 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

Katikati

  • Warm sea-side town
  • Ideal base to explore North Island
  • Supportive and friendly team

Start date: As soon as possible

Kerikeri

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

Start date: 1 April 2020

Matamata

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

Start date: Feb 2020 to Jan 2021

Morrinsville

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Northland (Far North and Whangarei)

  • Accommodation provided
  • Great team environment
  • Beautiful, warm region

Start date: As soon as possible

Raglan

  • Locum
  • Join a motivated and vibrant team
  • Vibrant seaside township

Start date: 3 December 2019 to 31 August 2020

Rawene

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

Start date: May 2019

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 Araroa

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Te Kauwhata

  • Three months accommodation provided
  • Emphasis on serving the rural community
  • Stunning central North Island

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

Tokoroa

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Tuakau

  • Enjoy a rural lifestyle, with New Zealand’s biggest city at your doorstep
  • Vibrant practice with fantastic team culture
  • Great work life balance

Start date: As soon as possible

Waiheke Island

  • Small, friendly work environment
  • White and gold sand beaches
  • Beautiful Hauraki gulf region

Start date: 18 November 2019

Waihi

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Warkworth

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

Start date: August 2020 (negotiable)

Warkworth

  • Located close to Auckland
  • Coastal location with warm northern climate
  • Beautiful swimming beaches

Start date: 1 March 2020

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: June 2019

Whitianga

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

Start date: 1 March 2020

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

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

Start date: 6 January 2020

Hawera

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

Start date: May 2019 to December 2019 (Flexible)

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: 2 December 2019

Pahiatua

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

Start date: Negotiable

Raetihi

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

Start date: June 2019

Taihape

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

Start date: August 2019

Waipukarau

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

Start date: January 2020

Wairarapa

  • Enjoy rural lifestyle with great work/life balance
  • Warm summer temperatures
  • Close to Wellington capital city

Start date: March 2020

Wairoa

  • Friendly, competent and well-organised GP
  • House and car provided
  • Hot summer beaches

Start date: January 2020

Whanganui

  • Long term or permanent
  • Growing GP practice
  • Picturesque and warm climate

Start date: 1 October 2019

South Island

Akaroa

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

Start date: 1 November (negotiable)

Balclutha

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

Start date: 29 July 2019

Cromwell

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

Start date: 13 January 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: 25 February 2020

Gore

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

Start date: As soon as possible

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

Leeston

  • Professional and caring staff
  • Enjoys the outdoors
  • Close to all South Island ski fields

Start date: February 2020

Oamaru

  • Beautiful South Island location
  • Well-run practice with experienced team
  • Easy access to skiing and other outdoors activities

Start date: As soon as possible

Oamaru

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

Start date: April 2020

Queenstown

  • Stunning sought after location, close to ski fields
  • Huge range of activities available
  • Wonderful support staff

Start date: 1 October 2019

Queenstown

  • Live in an exciting resort town
  • Close to amazing ski fields
  • Beautiful majestic mountains and scenic lake

Start date: October 2019

Reefton

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

Start date: January 2019

Rotherham

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

Start date: 23 September 2019

Tasman

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

Start date: As soon as possible

Waikari

  • Permanent role with friendly team
  • Modern, well-equipped purpose-built facility
  • Stunning scenery

Start date: January 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

Wanaka

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

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

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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