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Locum Doctors

Considering locum work?

When you register with us, you are in good hands. With over 20 years of experience, we are Australia and New Zealand’s locum recruitment specialist with over 22,000 locum placements to date and over 300 job vacancies available daily in metro, coastal, regional and rural areas.

Locum doctors can expect to:

  • Maximise your earning potential
  • Experience different learning environments
  • Enjoy more flexibility
  • Work 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 for a confidential discussion.


What are the benefits of becoming a Locum Doctor?

  • Take a break from your regular routine
    A locum is a great circuit breaker, working in a new location can be refreshing. A break often means you return reinvigorated with a new enthusiasm for your profession.
  • Be your own boss
    You can schedule your own holidays, plan 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 working in new areas from capital cities to regional areas or rural towns and outback communities.
  • Re-skill
    When did you last treat a patient from first presentation to discharge, or deliver a baby? Have your emergency and minor op 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
    You will gain experience from a wide range of organisations, teams and specialties. Experience = career progression.
  • Share your expertise
    Bring your special clinical skills or knowledge to regional areas that might not otherwise have access to such expert training or advice. Teaching will allow you to leave a greater legacy.
  • Contribute
    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 they serve.

Are you ready to Locum?

We secure locum jobs for doctors across all medical specialties and seniorities. We have access to the most rewarding locum jobs, many on an exclusive basis due to our strong reputation established over the last 20 years. Our experienced recruitment teams provide invaluable help and support every step of the way, negotiating top rates of pay, travel, accommodation and other benefits.

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

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Indigenous locum 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 place locum doctors 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 about Dr Amin Sadruddin’s adventures working in Indigenous health, or about locum roles in remote areas ‘Working in Indigenous health'.

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Outback 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 get there.

Dr Amin Sadruddin
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 positions 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 accomodation). It is always a pleasure dealing with Wavelength.

Dr Jock Shumack
O&G Consultant

The 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 anyone looking for locum jobs in Psychiatry. Well done the Wavelength team!

Dr Arun Gupta
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