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Locum Doctor Jobs

Considering a Locum job?

When you register with us to find a locum job, you are in good hands.

Benefit from our extensive network of thousands of healthcare employers, and our experience finding the best locum jobs for doctors across all medical specialties and seniorities over the last 20 years. Your application will be well-regarded by healthcare employers due to our reputation for working with only the most qualified doctors. You will be well-represented by Australia and New Zealand’s most experienced locum medical recruitment specialist, with over 22,000 locum placements to date and the largest number of locum doctor jobs available daily in metro, coastal, regional and rural areas of Australia.

Locum Doctors can expect to:

  • Maximise your earning potential with top Locum rates
  • Experience different learning environments
  • Enjoy more flexibility, locum when you want
  • Locum in new locations across Australia
  • Grow your network by meeting new people
  • Locum during your holidays or supplement your retirement

Register with our experienced locum team and we will be in touch to find out how we can help find the best locum job to suit your career.


What are the benefits of becoming a Locum Doctor?


Take a break from your regular routine
A locum job is a great circuit breaker, working in a new location can be refreshing. A locum break often means you return reinvigorated with a new enthusiasm for your profession.

Be your own boss
You can schedule your own holidays, plan locum work around family and earn what you need, including extra hours to pay for a one-off cost like a holiday.

Expand your horizons
Create memorable, life-changing experiences with locum work in new areas from capital cities to regional areas or rural towns and outback communities.

When did you last treat a patient from first presentation to discharge, or deliver a baby? Have your emergency and minor operation skills been underutilised? Locum work reconnects you with front-line medical skills.

Build your network
Locum work allows you to meet new colleagues far from home and offers an opportunity to pick up some new contacts, skills and knowledge from outside of your usual circles.

Gain a broader spectrum of experience
Booking locum work will allow you to gain experience from a wide range of organisations, teams and specialties. All beneficial for career progression.

Share your expertise
Bring your special clinical skills or knowledge to locums in regional areas that might not otherwise have access to such expert training or advice. Teaching will allow you to leave a greater legacy.

Remember, the reason a hospital or practice hires you as a locum is because they have a desperate need. You’re providing an invaluable service to the community.

Are you ready to Locum?

We have locum doctor jobs across all medical specialties and seniorities. Once you register with us for locum work, you will have access to the most rewarding locum jobs, many on an exclusive basis. Our experienced recruitment teams provide invaluable help and support during every step of the locum search and application process, negotiating top rates of pay, travel, accommodation and providing assistance and guidance with all paperwork.

Most of our locum jobs range from one or two days to six months, and some locum jobs offer part-time or flexible working hours. We’ll work with you to plan your next locum job a few days or months in advance – whatever fits with your schedule.

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Indigenous Locum Doctor Jobs

While it is well-known that locum doctors receive higher rates and greater flexibility to work when and where they want, there are many other benefits that make work as a locum doctor a truly rewarding experience.

We help doctors find locum jobs all over the region, but perhaps the most unique and rewarding experience we offer is the chance to practice Indigenous health in some of our most remote communities. Without our locum services, many of these communities would be without adequate medical care.

Read our blog article about Dr Amin Sadruddin’s adventures working in Indigenous health, or about locum jobs in remote areas ‘Working in Indigenous health'.

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Outback locum work is the antithesis of medicine in cities. I go back to first principles and am often the difference between a medical service staying open and being shut down. It’s a truly humbling and rewarding experience and I can thank Wavelength for helping me find the best locum roles.

Dr Amin Sadruddin
Locum General Practitioner

Having commenced O&G locum work recently, I was in need of guidance. Wavelength has certainly provided that. They have organised enjoyable and suitable locum jobs for me. They have done all the administrative work, and have very much been there for backup (even phoning me on a weekend in rural Victoria to check on my accommodation). It is always a pleasure dealing with Wavelength.

Dr Jock Shumack
Locum O&G Consultant

The locum team at Wavelength are just fabulous. I have done several long term locum jobs with them and they have always been very helpful, professional, caring and prompt. I have really enjoyed working with them and would highly recommend them to any doctor looking for locum jobs in Psychiatry. Well done the Wavelength team!

Dr Arun Gupta
Locum Psychiatrist

Wavelength offers an excellent end to end professional locum service. From my initial placement to locum assignments, Wavelength presents compelling locum opportunities, representing me at the highest level, scheduling interviews, providing feedback, and securing me a new locum role. I would highly recommend Wavelength to my colleagues - and I do.

Dr Geoff Pincham
Locum ED Registrar

Wavelength has been most helpful in arranging my surgical locums over the last 2 years or so. I find them extremely polite, pleasant, understanding and efficient. They are extremely committed to their Locum Doctors and in obtaining the best outcomes for everyone.

Dr David Freedman
Locum Surgeon

My locum work has never been more fulfilling; I have learned new skills, seen many fascinating places and met many interesting people since enrolling with Wavelength. Before each locum I receive exact details of my travel and accommodation, they contact me on day one to see that induction has taken place and that I have no concerns with the clinic. I highly recommend Wavelength.

Dr Rosaleen Jolley
Locum General Practitioner
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