Locum Work in Australia

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Locum work – your door to endless opportunities

Locum Work Opportunities in Australia

Why most Doctors decide to locum

Updated 8th May 2019

Whether you’re hoping to maximise your earning potential, experience new working environments or visit new locations across Australia, locum work gives you the freedom to realise your goals.

Emergency Physician Dr Eleanor Moulden, shares with us her insights into just how rewarding a locum experience can really be.

What is your favourite locum destination?

It would have to be Alice Springs. The department is friendly, the work is interesting and challenging and the area is beautiful with so much to explore.

Another of my favourite’s is Launceston. It too has a really friendly department and great team to be a part of. Tassie is also great to explore with many outdoor activities to do like rock climbing and mountain bike riding.

Emergency Physician Dr Eleanor Moulden

Dr Eleanor Moulden explores different parts of Australia with Locum work.

Stepping out of my comfort zone gives me perspective. Experiencing life outside my normal environment is rewarding and eye opening. I get to meet amazing and incredible people working in remote and rural communities. The break from routine can also be very refreshing.

What advice would you give to doctors who have never locumed before?

I would advise doctors to do something a little different, check out a health system in a new location and explore a place you wouldn’t normally work.  If you’re from the city, go to the country, increase your skill set and gain greater exposure to new ways of doings things.

What location would you like to locum at?

I would love to head up to North Western Australia, Broome – Karratha.  This part of Australia has always fascinated me and would be great to not only work but explore around. I haven’t worked there yet as my roster hasn’t allowed me to… yet!

Doctor enjoying beautiful sunset in Australia

Doctor on location enjoying a beautiful sunset

Wavelength offer a variety of locum placements ranging from one shift to six months, as well as ongoing positions giving you greater choice and flexibility.  Expand your horizons like Dr Moulden does and locum in a location that you’ve never worked at before


What locum locations are on your bucket list? Get in touch with a member of our locum team today and let them know where you’d like to locum.

Choose a destination that offers you something a little different – you’ll be surprised at what life-changing and rewarding experiences you’ll get back in return for making such a difference.

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