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Locum Doctors

Are you considering becoming a locum doctor?

When you register with our team at Wavelength you can rest assured you are in good hands. Wavelength Medical Recruitment is Australia and New Zealand’s locum recruitment specialist with over 22,000 locum placements made to date and over 300 job vacancies available daily in metropolitan, coastal, regional and rural areas.

Locum doctors can generally expect to:

  • Maximise your earning potential
  • Experience different learning environments
  • Enjoy more flexibility
  • Visit new locations across Australia and get paid at the same time
  • Work whilst studying, during your holidays or supplement your retirement

Register your details now and our expert medical recruitment team will get in touch to begin discussing potential locum opportunities.


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 doctor placements 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.

As a locum Doctor, you’ll play a vital role - from respite for General Practitioners in remote practices to emergency relief at all levels of the hospital system.

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Benefits of becoming a Locum Doctor

As a locum doctor, you can:

  • Take a break from your regular routine
    A locum is a great circuit breaker and working in a new location can be refreshing. A break often means you return to regular life 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 working extra hours to pay for a one-off cost like a holiday or new car.
  • Expand your horizons
    Create memorable, life-changing experiences working in new capital cities and regional areas, to 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 ER and minor op skills been underutilised? Locum work reconnects you with front-line medical skills.
  • Learn self-reliance
    Without your usual support and referral networks you will have to be more resourceful and adaptable. Relying more on your clinical instincts can be affirming and confidence building.
  • Build your network
    Locum work allows you to meet new colleagues far from home and offers a great 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.

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 humbling experience.

Dr Amin Sadruddin
Locum General Practitioner