Oamaru - Ref 886698

General Practitioner

Oamaru, South Island - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: As soon as possible

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


We are looking for a permanent General Practitioner or GP Registrar to work full-time. There is a shared on-call roster of 1:8.

If you are a friendly and enthusiastic team player then this is the role for you. We are seeking a GP who enjoys working in a rural community, has a good sense of humour, communicates well and is IT confident. A female GP is preferred.



Long-established privately-owned practice.  The main practice is a beautiful complex constructed from the famous Oamaru Stone.  There is also a satellite practice located nearby, both practices offer the same services.  GPs are supported by two Practice Nurses, four receptionists and the Practice Manager.

The practice has around 5900 patients, with an average of 24 patients attending 15 minute appointments every day.  Practice hours are 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday.



Oamaru is located on the coast of the South Island, near Dunedin. The town is famous for its superb limestone buildings, coastal wildlife, and coastal walks. Art galleries, museums and great coffee shops can be found in the town. There are also numerous outdoor activities in the area, including fishing in the Waitaki River or the nearby Waitaki Valley Lakes, with jet boating and sailing also available. An attraction in the area is the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony which provides an opportunity to see blue penguins in their natural environment. In the winter season skiing is within easy reach of Oamaru. Children and young adults are well catered for with schooling in and around Oamaru and universities a few hours’ drive away. Oamaru also has a library, public gardens, a hospital and professional and community services, for great rural living.

See the wide diversity of attractions on the South Island here.

How to apply

Contact Jenny Butt, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5877.


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