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Find the perfect Surgery job to suit your career and lifestyle

Join our network to advance your Surgery career with access to the most rewarding Surgery jobs across both the public and private sectors in Australia and New Zealand.

With the number of surgical procedures on the rise, our Surgery recruitment team can help you secure a wide variety of locum and permanent Surgery jobs across all seniorities and subspecialties of Surgery in metropolitan, regional and remote areas.

Our dedicated Surgery recruitment team will go above and beyond to find you the perfect role in a location and hospital ideally suited to your career goals and lifestyle. Decide what contract works for you – full-time, part-time or flexible working hours. PGY3+ doctors can also benefit from locum Surgical contracts at Registrar level to gain experience and exposure to theatre, helping with acceptance to SET programs.

We have surgical locum jobs at all levels from RMO (resident), Registrar and Consultant level ranging from a weekend to a few months. The majority of locum Surgery jobs are in General Surgery, but there is a steady need in the surgical subspecialties of Orthopaedic, Urology, ENT, Vascular, Neurosurgery and Plastics.

Register today and our experienced Surgery team will be in touch to find out how we can help you take the next step in your career as a Surgeon.

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What is the average Surgery Salary?

Doctors working in Surgery in Australia can expect to earn the following:

  • Junior and middle-grade Surgery roles: from approximately $85,000 to $150,000 per year

  • Locum General Surgeons (and subspecialties): between $1,800 to $3,000 per day

  • Locum Orthopaedic Surgeons: between from $2,000 to $3,000 per day

  • General Surgeons (and subspecialties): between $270,000 to $400,000 per year

What Subspecialties of General Surgery do we recruit for?

In addition to sharing the most rewarding General Surgery jobs, we provide career advice and find the best permanent Surgery jobs in the following subspecialty areas:

Breast Surgery Otolaryngology (ENT) Urology Neurosurgery
Plastic Surgery Vascular Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery Surgery Registrar roles

What qualifications do you need to work in Surgery in Australia and New Zealand?

The specialist qualification in Australia and New Zealand is Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). You can compare your training programme to the RACS training program to see if it is comparable in terms of content, duration, governance and assessment. If so, it may be worth applying for Specialist Assessment in Australia or Vocational registration in New Zealand. International qualifications that are often deemed comparable include:

  • UK/Ireland – FRCS combined with the CCT (or CCST or JCHMT as appropriate)

  • Canada – Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada

  • USA – Some Board-Certified Surgeons – depending on training program

Get free advice from our in-house Regulatory and Migration team.

All our Surgeons have access to expert advice from our in-house Regulatory and Migration team on AHPRA and Surgery College registration, Medicare as well as free visa and migration advice from our registered migration agents.

Wavelength listens to what I have to say and tries to match up roles as best as they can – They always try to cater to that and always puts me first and continuously negotiates the best outcomes for me on my behalf between the hospital and myself.

Dr Sandeep Goel
Surgical Registrar

Wavelength was very diligent and proactive in getting me the best Orthopaedic Registrar locums, based on my experience and requirements. As a Senior Reg I was really looking for good exposure to theatre which they helped me with. I am now in Full-time employment in a senior role and still very happy to locum whenever I get a chance – I highly recommend Wavelength.

Dr Yateen Morar
Orthopaedic Registrar

Wavelength exemplifies professionalism and attention to detail in all of their dealings with me. The transition to a different culture and work practice is not easy but they made the journey stress-free. Wavelength are a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend them to any other professional contemplating a change in working environment.

Dr Sachin Mathur
Surgeon
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Surgery - Orthopaedics/TR Registrar Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia Immediate $115 - $115 per hour Apply

Ortho Reg locum in Mid North Coast NSW

Get in touch to see what is available

Duration: Ongoing shifts
Conditions: $115 ph + super via hospital payroll + travel & accomodation
Credentials: Must hold APHRA registration - You must be either an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident.
Job ID: J152
Contact Matthew Said on +61 2 8353 9000 or email msaid@wave.com.au
Surgery - General Registrar Location Upon Request, WA, Australia Immediate $130 per hour Apply

Locum on the West Coast in a Private Hospital

Excellent opportunity to work in a sought after location.

Duration: 4 weeks
Conditions: Shifts are: 0800-1700. Accommodation, travel and fleet/hire car provided
Credentials: PGY3+ Surgical - Must have General AHPRA registration and Indemnity cover.
Job ID: V-084789
Contact Matthew Said on +61 2 8353 9000 or email msaid@wave.com.au
Surgery - Urology Consultant / Specialist Location upon request, QLD, Australia Immediate $2,000 per day Apply

Tropical Queensland is looking for a locum Urologist.

Need a break from your routine? Come and explore the beautiful coast of QLD.

Duration: Block one - 2 weeks
Conditions: Block one – ASAP until 24th December

Details - Travel and accommodation provided.

Credentials: You must have Specialist Registration with AHPRA and must either be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J2505
Contact Abby Shovelton on +61 2 8353 9000 or email ashovelton@wave.com.au
Surgery - Orthopaedics/TR Consultant / Specialist Location upon request, QLD, Australia 16/12/2019 $2,000 per day Apply

Orthopaedic Surgeons, lock in your next QLD locum.

Enjoy a piece of paradise in this City and sink your toes into one of the world’s whitest sand.

Duration: 1 week
Conditions: Dates - 16th December until 23rd December

Details - Travel and accommodation included.

Credentials: You must have Specialist Registration with AHPRA and must either be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J1524
Contact Abby Shovelton on +61 2 8353 9000 or email ashovelton@wave.com.au
Surgery - Orthopaedics/TR Consultant / Specialist Location upon request, NSW, Australia 20/12/2019 $2,000 per day Apply

Orthopaedic Surgeons, become a valued team member in NSW.

Come and immerse yourself in the ambiance of regional NSW

Duration: Block one - 10 days, block two - 4 days, block three - 7 days
Conditions: Dates -
Block one – 20th December until 30th December
Block two - 28th February until 3rd March
Block three - 27th March until 3rd April

Details - Travel and accommodation provided.

Credentials: You must have Specialist Registration with AHPRA and must either be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J96536
Contact Abby Shovelton on +61 2 8353 9000 or email ashovelton@wave.com.au
Surgery - Vascular Consultant / Specialist Location upon Request, QLD, Australia 20/12/2019 $2,000 per day Apply

Vascular Surgeons, QLD needs your help this December and January.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to experience a laid-back lifestyle centred around pristine beaches, freshwater rivers and lakes, subtropical forests and warm sunshine.

Duration: 3 weeks
Conditions: Dates - 20th December until 6th January

Details - Travel and accommodation provided.

Credentials: You must have Specialist Registration with AHPRA and must either be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J96717
Contact Abby Shovelton on +61 2 8353 9000 or email ashovelton@wave.com.au
Surgery - Orthopaedics/TR Consultant / Specialist Location upon request, NSW, Australia 20/12/2019 Rate on application Apply

Orthopaedic Surgeons, become a valued team member in NSW.

Come and immerse yourself in the ambiance of regional NSW

Duration: Block one - 4 days, Block two - 1 week
Conditions: Dates -
20th December until 30th December
28th February until 3rd March
27th March until 3rd April

Details - Travel and accommodation provided.

Credentials: You must have Specialist Registration with AHPRA and must either be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J96874
Contact Abby Shovelton on +61 2 8353 9000 or email ashovelton@wave.com.au
Surgery - Vascular Consultant / Specialist Location upon request, NSW, Australia 23/12/2019 $2,500 per day Apply

Vascular Surgeons, lock in your next locum in NSW.

Why not use your spare time to help these hospitals in need whilst supplementing your income?

Duration: 1 week
Conditions: Dates -
Block one - 23rd December until 30th December

Details - Travel & accommodation included

Credentials: You must have Specialist Registration with AHPRA and must either be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa.

Job ID: J96235
Contact Abby Shovelton on +61 2 8353 9000 or email ashovelton@wave.com.au
Surgery - General Consultant / Specialist Location upon request, VIC, Australia 26/12/2019 $2,500 per day Apply

VIC is in need of General Surgeons ASAP.

This is the perfect locum for you this summer

Duration: Block one and two - on call shifts, block three - 4 days
Conditions: Dates -
Block one - 26th December
Block two - 31st December
Block three - 2nd January until 6th January

Details - Travel and accommodation provided.

Credentials: You must have Specialist Registration with AHPRA and must either be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J97202
Contact Abby Shovelton on +61 2 8353 9000 or email ashovelton@wave.com.au
Surgery - ENT Consultant / Specialist Location upon request, TAS, Australia 06/01/2020 $2,000 per day Apply

ENT Surgeons, join this dedicated team and showcase your medical expertise

If you're invested in providing excellent patient care in a well-equipped practice then this is a great opportunity to supplement your income.

Duration: Block one – 3 weeks, block two – 2 months
Conditions: Dates -
Block one – 6th January until 24th January
Block two – 1st February until 31st March

Details - Travel and accommodation provided.

Credentials: You must have Specialist Registration with AHPRA and must either be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J97356
Contact Abby Shovelton on +61 2 8353 9000 or email ashovelton@wave.com.au

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