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Benefit from our extensive network of healthcare employers and over 22 years of experience as the leading locum agency in Australia. With over 30,000 locum placements to date and the largest number of locum doctor jobs available across Australia; we're confident we can help you find the locum doctor jobs that tick all your boxes. Your application will be well-regarded by healthcare employers as we are known for representing the most qualified locum doctors.

As a locum doctor you can expect to:

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

Locum work is now available for current Temporary Skill Shortage 482 visa holders who hold unrestricted AHPRA registration. Pick up locum work alongside your current employment or locum full-time by opting to have Wavelength sponsor your visa (at no cost to you).

Even if you're just starting to consider work as a locum doctor, we're always happy to have a chat about the locum job opportunities available to you.

Register with our experienced locum doctor team today to get started!


What are the benefits of locum doctor jobs?


Take a break from your regular routine with locum jobs
Locum doctor jobs are 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.

Locum and be your own boss
You can schedule your own holidays, plan locum work around family and earn what you need based on your plans and aspirations.

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

Re-skill with a variety of locum work
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 through locum jobs
Locum jobs 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 locum experience
Booking locum work will allow you to gain experience from a wide range of organisations, teams and medical specialties. All beneficial for locum doctor career progression.

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

Contribute with locum work
Remember, the reason a hospital or practice hires you for a locum job is because they have a definite need for qualified doctors. You’re providing an invaluable service to the community.

Are you ready to Locum?

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

Most of our locum doctor jobs range from one or two days to six months, and some locum opportunities offer part-time or flexible working hours. We’ll work with you to plan your locum jobs 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 locum doctor jobs 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 with a locum job in some of Australia's most remote communities. Without our locum medical recruitment 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'.

Start your Locum doctor job search, register with our Locum team today!

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Outback locum jobs are 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 jobs.

Dr Amin Sadruddin
Locum General Practitioner

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 highly recommend Wavelength to any doctor looking for locum jobs in Psychiatry.

Dr Arun Gupta
Locum Psychiatrist

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 job 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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Medicine – General, Medicine - Cardiology, Medicine - Endocrinology, Medicine - Neurology, Medicine - Palliative Care, Medicine - Rehabilitation, Medicine - Respiratory, Medicine - Stroke Resident (RMO) Major QLD City, QLD, Australia Immediate $100 - $100 per hour Apply

RMO Ward cover required in QLD

Are you looking for additional shifts around your roster?

Duration: On-going
Conditions: Variety of shift times:

Payment via ABN.

No accom or travel.

Credentials: Must have AHPRA General registration and CV with 2 current References.
Job ID: J108190
Contact Ben Chegwidden on +61 2 8353 9012 or email
Anaesthetics - ICU, Intensivist Registrar Box Hill, VIC, Australia Immediate $120 per hour Apply

ICU registrar

Let Anabel know if you want to receive ad hoc shifts from this hospital

Duration: Ad hoc shifts ongoing
Conditions: Ongoing shifts available

Perfect for Melbourne locals
Credentials: AHPRA General Registration. CV + 2 references
Job ID: J108226
Contact Anabel Wason on +61 2 8353 9046 or email
Anaesthetics - ICU Registrar, Resident (RMO) Tararlgon, VIC, Australia Immediate $110 - $130 per hour Apply

ICU Registrar and ICU HMO

In Tararlgon

Duration: Ad Hoc
Conditions: Contact Anabel for shifts
Credentials: CV + 2 references
Job ID: J108534
Contact Anabel Wason on +61 2 8353 9046 or email
Emergency Medicine (A&E) Registrar Wodonga, VIC, Australia Immediate $130 - $150 per hour Apply

ED Registrar Not In Charge shifts up for grabs!

Albury is the biggest of the two hospitals, the ED consists of 12 beds, 2 Resus beds and a 4 bed short stay unit. Wodonga is a 12 bed ED with 2 Resus beds. Across both facilities the ED has around 80,000 presentations annually with 25% paeds presentations

Duration: Various Dates
Conditions: Accommodation is provided. Albury airport is a 1hr flight from Sydney or Melbourne. 3.5hr drive from Melbourne, 5.5hr drive from Sydney.
Credentials: You must have General Registration with AHPRA.
Albury Wodonga Health have specific hospital paperwork which must be completed. A NCRC & NSW/VIC WWCC is also required, which can be applied for online.
Job ID: J108010
Contact Fiona Jackson on +61 2 8353 9020 or email
Emergency Medicine (A&E) Resident (RMO) Echuca, VIC, Australia Immediate $110 - $130 per hour Apply


Echuca is in need of ED HMO cover

Duration: Various shifts available
Conditions: Travel reimbursed and accommodation provided.
Credentials: Recent ALS + CV+2 Recent ED Consultant Referee reports required (VIC applicants only). Covid Vaccination evidence is a must.
Job ID: J108904
Contact Anabel Wason on +61 2 8353 9046 or email
Emergency Medicine (A&E) Resident (RMO) Tamworth, NSW, Australia Immediate $130 - $150 per hour Apply


Tamworth hospital has ongoing shifts. Contact Anabel with your availability<br />

Duration: Until 5 September
Conditions: Travel & onsite accommodation

Choice of day, evening & night shifts
Credentials: -CV + 3 references
-NSWH clinical skills self assessment form
-Police check
-NSW WWC Check or application
Job ID: J109731
Contact Anabel Wason on +61 2 8353 9046 or email
Emergency Medicine (A&E) CMO, Registrar, SMO Busselton, WA, Australia Immediate $1,700 - $1,800 per day Apply

Lock in your next ED SMO/SMP locum stint!

Work alongside a highly respected ED team in WA

Duration: Various shifts available
Conditions: Will start by June or July 2021
Credentials: General Practitioner

- Registered with AHPRA as a Specialist with FRACGP or FACRRM or recognition by AHPRA of overseas qualification and registered with AHPRA as a Specialist GP - Recent Australian/New Zealand experience in Emergency Medicine. Evidence of current competence in the management of life threatening emergencies.

Senior Medical Registrar

-PGY6 or higher with a total of more than 3 completed full-time years of Australian/New Zealand experience at Registrar level in emergency medicine. Evidence of current competence in the management of life threatening emergencies.
- Provide evidence of current ED CME (within the last 3 years) in at least one of the following courses:
ALS2, EMST, CEMP, ELS, REACT, ATLS, REST, or alternatively a recent report from a FACEM that up-skilling and current practice is suitable to their scope or completion of any other recognised emergency medicine courses within the triennium assessed by the Medical Director as being equivalent in total to one of the courses mentioned above.
- Required to manage emergency presentations.
- Travel reimbursement and accommodation provided
Job ID: J110819
Contact Fiona Jackson on +61 2 8353 9020 or email
Emergency Medicine (A&E) Resident (RMO) Bathurst, NSW, Australia Immediate $150 - $180 per hour Apply

ED PGY4 doctors looking for lucrative shifts

Bathurst Base hospital - contact Anabel for vacancies

Duration: Short blocks available
Conditions: Travel and private accommodation provided
Credentials: CV, 3 references, NSWH credentialing
Job ID: J106866
Contact Anabel Wason on +61 2 8353 9046 or email
Emergency Medicine (A&E) CMO, Registrar Geraldton, WA, Australia Immediate $1,900 per day Apply

Lucrative ED Registrar or CMO locum role awaits you!

Spend your vacant dates in beautiful WA

Duration: Ongoing
Conditions: WA-based Flight will be reimbursed from Perth to Geraldton and return. Accommodation and reimbursement for the cost of a hire vehicle provided.
Credentials: You must have General Registration with AHPRA. You must either be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J108946
Contact Fiona Jackson on +61 2 8353 9020 or email
Emergency Medicine (A&E) Resident (RMO) Albury, NSW, Australia Immediate $140 - $170 per hour Apply

ED HMO PGY2 nights in Albury Wodonga

Good for Doctors based in NSW or VIC

Duration: Night shifts only
Conditions: Contact Anabel for specific shifts. Flights and accommodation included.
Credentials: CV & 2 references
Job ID: J109065
Contact Anabel Wason on +61 2 8353 9046 or email

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